Another fantastical instalment of the Discworld, Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett is number 40 in fact. Moist von Lipwig is out making the best kind of mischief again, the money-making kind. For me, the mark of a great Terry Pratchett book (such as previously reviewed Mort and Thud!) is how often it makes me smile or laugh out loud. This had his trademark humour threaded throughout the crazy storyline – a mixture of impossibly accurate… View Post
Always witty, surreal and a very clever satirical comment, the Discworld (bar being flat and carried on the back of elephants, is not unlike our own). Oh, and it’s peopled by wizards, dwarves, policemen, thieves, beggars and witches. Welcome to Thud! by Terry Pratchett. How does one introduce a Terry Pratchett book? On a light level, it’s a very funny fantasy novel, this one set in the Discworld’s main City Ankh-Morpork, a whodunit theme this… View Post
Mort by Terry Pratchett (his fourth book) is a witty, cynical parody romp through perils of a first job, but, this is a first job with a difference – Mort’s boss is Death himself. We’ve all experienced first days, but at least our first day’s couldn’t destroy the very fabric of reality. “As Death’s apprentice, he’ll have free board and lodging, use of the company horse, and he won’t need time off for family funerals. The position… View Post
It’s cold and miserable. All I want to do is sink into another world, with a cup of coffee in hand – and so that’s what I’ve been doing. Unashamedly. These tomes that I turn back to, time and time again, are all fantasy book series that you have to curl up with. Books that require a blanket and peace.
Over the three plus months of being stuck at home during the Covid-19 lockdown, for the most part we actually we settled into a fairly nice routine of working and relaxing. Thinking back, there were at least 10 things I achieved during the Covid-19 lockdown period. Mr Kiwi even set up a reoccuring Friday night pub chat via Skype (which gave me a chance to do the same, or indulge in some terrible TV.)