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117 of 127 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Different, but still Discworld
The majority of the negative reviews on here - in particular the WONDERFUL review by A Nailor - kudos to you, that is the best review I've read on Amazon - aren't entirely wrong. I can completely understand why people are saying that the language, the characterisation, the plotting are all slightly... well, off. This has been true to a greater or lesser extent of all his...
Published 8 months ago by Steve Gardiner

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Quite But Almost
This one is a good 3 1/2 stars but not quite a 4.

Raising Steam is the Fortieth, four-zero, Discworld novel. A hugely impressive fact especially when you consider that Terry Pratchett only published the first in 1983 and didn't decide to take a full-time swing at it and follow that up until 1986 AND found time to complete a further dozen plus non-Discworld...
Published 1 month ago by Tony Hill


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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended read, 7 Dec 2013
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Great book carefully packed and promptly received which continues the tale of familiar characters. We hope there will be further adventures.
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4.0 out of 5 stars chuff chuff, 6 Dec 2013
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never liked trains much until this book came out now think steam trains must have been great fun , not sure about the oily rag though.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fast & fun, 6 Dec 2013
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A fast and fun read, the writing style does seem different to the Terry Pratchett of old Is this a new direction or just a bit of a detour...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not the best but, 5 Dec 2013
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Mr Pratchett is still going full steam ahead.
This had my favourite character Moist von Lipwig doing what he does so well. That is sorting out the patrician's problems with no reward other than his life.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It doesn't matter whether or not it's any good, 5 Dec 2013
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D. F. Collinson (Shropshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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If you care about Shakespeare, it's unthinkable not to own Cymbeline; If you care about Pratchett, it's unthinkable not to own Raising Steam.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Disk World Magic, 4 Dec 2013
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J. Langman "Seagoon" (England) - See all my reviews
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If you are a Terry Pratchett fan you will love this convoluted story . Not as much humour as previous books , but its still there. ENJOY
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2.0 out of 5 stars Goblins, Steam trains and lots of chuffing., 26 Nov 2013
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A good premise as all Terry's books are but it didn't hit me as humerous as his other works.
More a made for TV script, perhaps this will be a movie in the future?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good fast read, 25 Nov 2013
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Not as good as his earlier books, not quite as detailed in the plot . Not as humorous as his earlier Discworld books but still a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT, 25 Nov 2013
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i love discworld and this didn't disappoint. great story!! glad i got the kindle version as there was a word i didnt know exsisted on every other page :) i love that too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it, 24 Nov 2013
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Stephen Gibson (UK) - See all my reviews
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Its terry prattchet and a disk world novel what more do i need to say brilliant clever and funny exactly what you expect from a disk world novel
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