Book Review | The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (The Long Earth #3)

I want to love The Long Mars. I want to love it so much. It’s full of ideas, of characters, of wizbang…and it’s written by Terry freaking Pratchett (as well as Stephen Baxter). And yet, something is lacking that leaves me feeling dissatisfied after finishing. The Long Mars, third in The Long Earth series, is […]

Book Review: Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett (Discworld #3, Witches #1)

What more can be possibly said about the late and great Terry Pratchett? I’ve yet to open a book bearing his name that I do not like, that does not amuse and delight, and does not leave me thoughtful and wiser. Well, wiser at least in my own estimation. I’m sure Pratchett would have something […]

The Best Fantasy Books…? [Poll]

What’s on your list of the best fantasy books? A while back I put together my Top 25 Science-Fiction Books list. Making the list was a blast. I took a walk down memory road and reminisced about reading some of my favorite novels, talking about why I had enjoyed them, and evaluated how they had affected […]

A Two Minute Review: Nation by Terry Pratchett

I’ve never made a secret about my love of Terry Pratchett‘s writing. In the lottery of picking a good novel, choosing one with Pratchett’s name on the cover dramatically increases the odds of winning. Nation is no exception. Title: Nation Author: Terry Pratchett Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Release Date: October 6, 2009 Format: Audio Pages: 396 […]

Book Review | The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett

On the rare occasion when I watch a movie based on a book, I am not typically likely to hold the movie up to the book for comparison. They are separate works, and I judge them separately. Such is not always the case. With The Color of Magic, the movie version of The Color of […]

Review | The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

How does one rate a book published thirty years ago, by an author considered among the greats of our day, and that commences one of the most read and popular series in recent times? The Color of Magic introduces us to Discworld, a series that has grown to include forty novels. Given that I didn’t […]

Review | Dodger by Terry Pratchett

The most unexpectedly fun read of the year is Terry Pratchett‘s Dodger. With an unmatched skill, Pratchett shows himself to be a writer akin to to Mark Twain and as adept in the historical world of 19th century London as he is in the imaginary world of Ankh-Morpork.  A month ago or so, Britt came […]