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Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett

‘Granny Weatherwax is going to hear about this, and you’ll wish you’d never been born…or un-born or reborn or whatever you are!’ ‘We look forward to meeting her,’ said the Count calmly. ‘But here we are, and I don’t seem to see this famous lady with us. Perhaps you should go and fetch her? You […]

#294 The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett pt.2

‘She’ll be right. No worries.’ It was an amazing phrase. It was practically magical all by itself. It just…made things better. A shark’s got your leg? No worries. You’ve been stung by a jellyfish? No worries! You’re dead? She’ll be right! No worries! Oddly enough, it seemed to work. Wow folks. What a fantastic afternoon. […]

#294 The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett pt.1

Discworld is a world and a mirror of worlds. This is not a book about Australia. No, it’s about somewhere entirely different which just happens to be, here and there, a bit…Australian. Still…no worries, right? Tonight is a very exciting night. Stephanie and I are travelling down to Sydney to see Terry Pratchett speak at […]

#25 Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett

‘Gentlemen,’ he said gravely. ‘We must partake of the game of the people – from whom, I might add, we derive. Has any of us, in the last few decades, even seen the game being played? I thought not. We should get outside more. Football. Football, football, football! Right, that’s that over with. The game […]

The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde

‘What’s it like?’ I asked. ‘How do you mean?’ ‘Being fictional.’ ‘Ah!’ replied Snell slowly. ‘Yes – fictional.’ I realized too late that I had gone too far – it was how I imagined a dog would feel if you brought up the question of distemper in polite conversation. I have a curious relationship with […]

The Curious Incident of the Plane Skipping over Time Zones

Folks I am disappoint. I had ambitions of ploughing through several books on the long air-journey home to Ireland. In the end a combination of tiredness and Etihad‘s in-flight entertainment service (“OMG – The Warrior’s Way…just try to stop me watching this!”) resulted in my reading only three books. Which were – Terry Pratchett’s Carpe […]

#118 Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black

She thought of the faeries she had known when she was a child – impish, quick things – no mention of wars or magical arrows or enemies, certainly no lies, no deception. The man bleeding in the dirt beside her told her how wrong her perceptions of Faery had been. I was a little wary […]