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A Blink of the Screen: Collected Short Fiction by Terry Pratchett
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
In the dedication of the book to his agent, Colin Smythe, Terry remarks that Colin "spent a lot of time sieving through a lot of dusty old newspapers to find my tracks. Amazingly he really likes doing this kind of thing ..." Having read through the results of his research I think anyone who has enjoyed anything by Terry would have given their right arm to have been asked to do that job. From the story written as a 13 year old (with the rather obvious ending) to the speech by Lord Havelock Ventinari on the occasion of the twinning of Wincanton and Ankh Morpork, to "The Sea and Little Fishes," the reading of it has been one of life's great pleasures.
The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett
The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Havaing read and enjoyed all of his books so far I never thought I would say that any book written by Terry Pratchet was boring but this is. The concept is a science fiction one of parallel worlds and the reader is taken along on a trip through the millions of such worlds. As very little happens and there is even less of Terry's humour I am afraid I cannot recommend this book. Sorry Terry!
The Complete Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The&hellip by Douglas Adams
I first heard the Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy on the radio, the media for which it was written. "The answer to Life, The Universe and Everything is 42" is a quote which is frequently made thus showing that "Hitchhikers" has become one of the more favourite books in the world and beyond. The original concept was unique and the writing had me in fits of laughter from the start. As the series progressed from the trio to five volumes it got more and more surreal but never lost its humorous base. I still have the original paperback books but to have the stories on a Kindle means I do not have to carry them all around with me. Even after a number of re-reads the whole story is still as… Read more

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