Night Watch – Terry Pratchett

This is an emotive one.  This book has made me weep every time I have read it and this latest re-read was no exception. Blurb:  'Don't put your trust in revolutions. They always come round again. That's why they're called revolutions. People die, and nothing changes.' For a policeman, there can be few things worse … Continue reading Night Watch – Terry Pratchett

The Last Hero: A Discworld Fable – Terry Pratchett (Illustrated by Paul Kidby)

  My copy of this is a huge, hardback, beautifully colour-illustrated, glossy one, so it is a pleasure to read on those grounds alone. The story is incredibly moving, dealing with aging and mortality with humour, sympathy and a large dose of anger at the unfairness of it all.  On the basis of the plot, … Continue reading The Last Hero: A Discworld Fable – Terry Pratchett (Illustrated by Paul Kidby)

Jingo – Terry Pratchett

Blurb:  Discworld goes to war, with armies of sardines, warriors, fishermen, squid and at least one very camp follower. As two armies march, Commander Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch faces unpleasant foes who are out to get him...and that's just the people on his side.  The enemy might be even worse. There is always time to … Continue reading Jingo – Terry Pratchett

Small Gods – Terry Pratchett

The Turtle Moves. In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was: 'Hey, you!' For Brutha the novice is the Chosen One. He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He also wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please... The disclaimer needed here is that this is my all-time favourite book and … Continue reading Small Gods – Terry Pratchett