Tags: Terry Pratchett
The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter Books of 2012: The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

Instead of writing one huge post of all the books I’m looking forward to in 2012 with info on them, I had decided to highlight some of these books in their own posts throughout the rest of 2011. I’ve decided to carry this feature forward into this year as I discover new books coming out this year that sound interesting and continue with books of 2013 as it gets closer to the end of the year. The Long Earth is […]

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick The Leaning Pile of Books

Well, I didn’t get any books this week but my husband bought one and received a bunch he pre-ordered so I figured I’d talk about those in case anyone else was interested in them. The Chronicles of Harris Burdick by Chris van Allsburg (and a lot of other people) Chris van Allsburg has written and illustrated a lot of well known children’s books, including Jumanji, The Polar Express, and Zathura. Another one of these books is The Mysteries of Harris […]

Guest Review of Terry Pratchett’s Nation

Nationby Terry Pratchett384pp (Paperback)My Rating: 9/10Amazon Rating: 4.5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.21/5Goodreads Rating: 4.32/5 While I was in one of my grad discussion classes a few weeks ago I said that I consider Terry Pratchett to be one of the great philosophers of the last few decades*. I mostly base that on the Discworld series, but his new standalone book Nation provides yet more evidence to support that statement. Like Discworld and many of Pratchett’s other novels, Nation works on multiple levels; […]

Upcoming Releases

I’ve seen a couple of release dates lately that caught my interest. Nation, the upcoming young adult book by Terry Pratchett, is scheduled for release on September 30 of this year. This is not a book in the Discworld universe but is a book he has had in mind for a few years and finally decided to write. It is available for preorder on Amazon. There is an announcement on George R. R. Martin’s news page that the next “Wild […]

Terry Pratchett Diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s

Here is a message from Terry Pratchett posted on Paul Kidby’s site today: Folks, I would have liked to keep this one quiet for a little while, but because of upcoming conventions and of course the need to keep my publishers informed, it seems to me unfair to withhold the news. I have been diagnosed with a very rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s, which lay behind this year’s phantom “stroke”. We are taking it fairly philosophically down here and […]

Review of Making Money

Making Moneyby Terry Pratchett400pp (Hardcover)My Rating: 7/10Amazon Rating: 4/5LibraryThing Rating: 3.99/5Goodreads Rating: 4.01/5 Making Money, the thirty-second novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, is the second book in the series about con-artist Moist von Lipwig. Both stories are self-contained, meaning that you do not have to read any of the previous Discworld books in order to enjoy the newest one, although a few minor parts of the book will probably make more sense to you if you have […]