Own the book: Yes
Format: Kindle e-Book
Date Read: 20th January 2014
I have my father to thank for my love of Terry Pratchett’s works of genius. This book, the 40th in the Discworld series, sees the return of Moist von Lipwig who we previously met in ‘Going Postal’ and ‘Making Money’. This time, the steam powered railway is coming to the Discworld and doing so in style and with much humour.
My main admiration for the Discworld series comes from the way everyday situations, phrases and behaviours are commented upon and this comes through on every page. The books, while an escape from every-day life do make you think. The characters are funny, have their quirks (many of which are completely recognisable) and are all believable – a large task for an author. The setting of the story runs mainly in the twin cities of Ankh and Morpork, but there is far more travel than in other Discworld books I have read – necessary when covering the introduction of the steam railway.
Would I read more? Of course! There are still many of the Discworld series I have yet to read but I will also re-read old ones with pleasure.