Book review: Feet of Clay (Discworld 19) by Terry Pratchett, 1996

This is Pratchett at the peak of his powers. Feet of Clay, often overlooked in any discussion of the best of Discworld, is sublime. it is a well constructed crime novel, but also a profound meditation on identity. It is also one of the City Watch series of the novels, and thus one of myContinue reading “Book review: Feet of Clay (Discworld 19) by Terry Pratchett, 1996”

Book review: One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1967

“Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.” Great first line. Always going to be a tough act to follow. There are good ways and bad ways of reading a novel. Carefully, taking one’s time, out loud,Continue reading “Book review: One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1967”