Book review: Going Postal (Discworld 33) by Sir Terry Pratchett, 2004

I have to warn you now that this is going to be one of those posts in which I blather on about how many different types of wonderful Terry Pratchett’s novels are. Going Postal is Pratchett at the peak of his powers. Incidentally it also made by far the best television adaptation, which I thinkContinue reading “Book review: Going Postal (Discworld 33) by Sir Terry Pratchett, 2004”

Book review: Surfacing, by Margaret Atwood, 1972

Surfacing, Atwood’s second novel, is an elusive narrative. Ostensibly it is a simple story – after a long absence an unnamed narrator returns to her childhood home in the remote Canadian countryside to try and find her missing father. Her boyfriend, Joe, and a married couple, Anna and David, complete the group. The homecoming isContinue reading “Book review: Surfacing, by Margaret Atwood, 1972”

Book review: Monstrous Regiment (Discworld 31) by Sir Terry Pratchett, 2003

Did I mention that Terry Pratchett was, amongst many other things, a brave writer? In his novels he tackles some of the most difficult subjects, and the fantasy settings can only provide so much “it’s only a story about vampires and trolls” cover. In Monstrous Regiment he addresses some seriously weighty issues – war, theContinue reading “Book review: Monstrous Regiment (Discworld 31) by Sir Terry Pratchett, 2003”

Book review: The Wee Free Men (Discworld 30) by Sir Terry Pratchett, 2003

Some books are harder to review than others. Sometimes it’s just difficult to find something interesting or original to say, and you don’t want to just summarise the plot and wrap it up with some platitudes about the author’s writing style. But this isn’t that kind of difficult. The Wee Free Men is so fullContinue reading “Book review: The Wee Free Men (Discworld 30) by Sir Terry Pratchett, 2003”