"Pratchett lures classical themes and popular mythologies into the dark corners of his imagination, gets them drunk and makes them do things you wouldn't dream of doing with an Oxford don" (Daily Mail
Very clever madcap satire which has universal appeal. If you haven't tried him, this is a fun one to start with
"The great Terry Pratchett, whose wit is metaphysical, who creates an energetic and lively secondary world, who has a multifarious genius for strong parody ... who deals with death with startling originality. Who writes amazing sentences" (A.S. Byatt New York Times
"His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld
series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction" (Mail on Sunday
"Like Jonathan Swift, Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own, and like Swift he is a satirist of enormous talent ... incredibly funny ... compulsively readable" (The Times
The sixteenth Discworld novel.