Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2009-05-27
  • ISBN : 9781407034737

Moving Pictures Book Review:

'A true original among contemporary writers.' - The Times The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is... 'Holy Wood is a different sort of place. People act differently here. Everywhere else the most important things are gods or money or cattle. Here, the most important thing is to be important.' Alchemists have always thought that they can change reality, shape it to their own purpose. Imagine then the damage that could be wrought on the Discworld if they get their hands on the ultimate alchemy: the invention of motion pictures, the greatest making of illusions. It may be a triumph of universe-shaking proportions. It's either that or they're about to unlock the dark secret of the Holy Wood hills - by mistake...

Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 404
  • Relase : 2012-11-05
  • ISBN : 9780552166676

Moving Pictures Book Review:

A zany bunch of futuristic actors -- Victor, the eternal student; Ginger, the milkmaid; Dibbler, the sausage salesman; and Gaspode, the talking dog -- embarks on an epic movie project.

Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 404
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 9780552152945

Moving Pictures Book Review:

The alchemists discover the magic of the silver screen, and attempt to unravel the dark secret of Holy Wood Hills.

Reaper Man

Reaper Man
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 354
  • Relase : 2009-05-27
  • ISBN : 9781407034775

Reaper Man Book Review:

'Inside every living person is a dead person waiting to get out.' Death has been fired by the Auditors of Reality for the heinous crime of developing . . . a personality. Sent to live like everyone else, Death takes a new name and begins working as a farmhand. He's got the scythe already, after all. And for humanity, Death is just . . . gone. Which leads to the kind of chaos you always get when an important public service is withdrawn. If Death doesn't come for you, then what are you supposed to do in the meantime? You can't have the undead wandering about like lost souls - there's no telling what might happen. Particularly when they discover that life really is only for the living . . . 'One taste, and you'll scour bookstores for more' Daily Mail Reaper Man is the second book in the Death series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Guards! Guards!

Guards! Guards!
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2012-11-05
  • ISBN : 9780552166669

Guards! Guards! Book Review:

First book of the original and best CITY WATCH series, now reinterpreted in BBC's The Watch 'This is one of Pratchett's best books. Hilarious and highly recommended' The Times The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . _________________ 'It was the usual Ankh-Morpork mob in times of crisis; half of them were here to complain, a quarter of them were here to watch the other half, and the remainder were here to rob, importune or sell hotdogs to the rest.' Insurrection is in the air in the city of Ankh-Morpork. The Haves and Have-Nots are about to fall out all over again. Captain Sam Vimes of the city's ramshackle Night Watch is used to this. It's enough to drive a man to drink. Well, to drink more. But this time, something is different - the Have-Nots have found the key to a dormant, lethal weapon that even they don't fully understand, and they're about to unleash a campaign of terror on the city. Time for Captain Vimes to sober up.

Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Harper
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2013-07-30
  • ISBN : 0062237349

Moving Pictures Book Review:

Discworld's pesky alchemists are up to their old tricks again. This time, they've discovered how to get gold from silver—the silver screen that is. Hearing the siren call of Holy Wood is one Victor Tugelbend, a would-be wizard turned extra. He can't sing, he can't dance, but he can handle a sword (sort of), and now he wants to be a star. So does Theda Withel, an ambitious ingénue from a little town you've probably never heard of. But the click of moving pictures isn't just stirring up dreams inside Discworld.Holy Wood's magic is drifting out into the boundaries of the universes, where raw realities, the could-have-beens, the might-bes, the never-weres, and the wild ideas are beginning to ferment into a really stinky brew. It's up to Victor and Gaspode the Wonder Dog to rein in the chaos and bring order back to a starstruck Discworld. And they're definitely not ready for their close-up!

Thief Of Time

Thief Of Time
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 434
  • Relase : 2008-10-09
  • ISBN : 9781407035284

Thief Of Time Book Review:

'This is the best Pratchett I've read' Sunday Telegraph The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. You mess with it at your peril. You can let it move fast or slowly but what you mustn't do is allow it to stop. The Monks of History have the glamorous job of time management in the Discworld. They store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater - how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time. But with the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time begins for History monk for Lu Tze and his suspiciously talented apprentice Lobsang Ludd. Because a truly accurate clock will stop time. And when time stands still, everything in human existence stops with it. Then, there really is no future. _________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Thief of Time is the fifth book in the Death series.

Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 1998-12-23
  • ISBN : 9780552134637

Moving Pictures Book Review:

The alchemists of the Discworld have discovered the magic of the silver screen. But what is the dark secret of Holy Wood Hill? It’s up to Victor Tugelbend (“Can’t sing. Can’t dance. Can handle a sword a little”) and Theda Withel (“I come from a little town you’ve probably never heard of”) to find out.

The World of Poo

The World of Poo
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 2012-06-07
  • ISBN : 9781448127221

The World of Poo Book Review:

From Snuff: 'Vimes' prompt arrival got a nod of approval from Sybil, who gingerly handed him a new book to read to Young Sam. Vimes looked at the cover. The title was The World of Poo. When his wife was out of eyeshot he carefully leafed through it. Well, okay, you had to accept that the world had moved on and these days fairy stories were probably not going to be about twinkly little things with wings. As he turned page after page, it dawned on him that whoever had written this book, they certainly knew what would make kids like Young Sam laugh until they were nearly sick. The bit about sailing down the river almost made him smile. But interspersed with the scatology was actually quite interesting stuff about septic tanks and dunnakin divers and gongfermors and how dog muck helped make the very best leather, and other things that you never thought you would need to know, but once heard somehow lodged in your mind.'

Dodger

Dodger
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2012-09-13
  • ISBN : 9781409024415

Dodger Book Review:

A brand new edition of a Terry Pratchett classic – set in Victorian London, and starring cunning but kind Dodger, as he sets off on a whirlwind adventure through the city streets THE SEWER IS DODGER’S WORLD . . . He hunts treasure there – coins and jewels lost in the dark and dirty drains. It’s a good life, if you don’t mind getting your hands (and arms and feet and face) dirty. But one night, Dodger helps a young woman flee two ruffians. Now, a street urchin dressed as a gentleman, he must discover the secret behind her escape. Along the way he’ll befriend Charles Dickens, outwit Sweeny Todd and reach the giddy heights of Victorian society. Dodger may be living in the gutter, but he’s heading for the stars . . .

Eric

Eric
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2012-12-20
  • ISBN : 9780575123151

Eric Book Review:

Eric calls up a demon to grant him three wishes - but what he gets is the Discworld's most incompetent wizard... Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. The trouble is, he's not very good at it. All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff. But what he gets is Rincewind, the Disc's most incompetent wizard, and Rincewind's Luggage (the world's most dangerous travel accessory) into the bargain. Terry Pratchett's hilarious take on the Faust legend stars many of the Discworld's most popular characters in an outrageous adventure that will leave Eric wishing once more - this time, quite fervently, that he'd never been born.

Relentless

Relentless
  • Author : Mark Greaney
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2021-02-16
  • ISBN : 9780593098967

Relentless Book Review:

The Gray Man's search for missing intelligence agents plunges him deep into a maelstrom of trouble in the latest entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. The first agent disappearance was a puzzle. The second was a mystery. The third was a conspiracy. Intelligence operatives around the world are disappearing. When a missing American agent re-appears in Venezuela, Court Gentry, the Gray Man, is dispatched to bring him in, but a team of assassins has other ideas. Court escapes with his life and a vital piece of intelligence. Meanwhile, CIA agent Zoya Zakharova is in Berlin. Her mission: to infiltrate a private intelligence firm with some alarming connections. The closer she gets to answers, the less likely she is to get out alive. Court and Zoya are just two pieces on this international chessboard, and they're about to discover one undeniable truth—sometimes capturing a king requires sacrificing some pawns.

Wings

Wings
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2011-08-31
  • ISBN : 9781407042664

Wings Book Review:

When you’re four inches high in a world full of giant people, things never go very well for long. After running into trouble at the quarry, the nomes want to go home. The problem is, ‘home’ is somewhere up in the stars, in some sort of Ship. Masklin must find a way to get to the ‘launch’ of a ‘communications satellite’ (whatever that is). And so begins an incredible journey, filled with peril, planes, honking geese . . . and a walking sandwich. The fantastically funny third book of the nomes, from the author of the bestselling Discworld series.

The Last Continent

The Last Continent
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 299
  • Relase : 2008-11-21
  • ISBN : 9781407035123

The Last Continent Book Review:

'Anything you do in the past changes the future. The tiniest little actions have huge consequences. You might tread on an ant now and it might entirely prevent someone from being born in the future.' Rincewind, inept wizard and reluctant hero, has found himself magically stranded on the Discworld's last continent. It's hot. It's dry. There was this thing once called The Wet, which no one believes in any more. Practically everything that's not poisonous is venomous. But it's the best bloody place in the world, all right? And in a few days, it will die. The only thing standing between the last continent and wind-blown doom is Rincewind, and he can't even spell wizard. Still . . . no worries, eh? 'A minor masterpiece. I laughed so much I fell from my armchair' Time Out 'A master storyteller' A. S. Byatt The Last Continent is the sixth book in the Wizards series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Magyk

Magyk
  • Author : Angie Sage
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2012-07-05
  • ISBN : 9781408814932

Magyk Book Review:

Enter the world of Septimus Heap, Wizard Apprentice. Magyk is his destiny. A powerful necromancer plans to seize control of all things Magykal. He has killed the Queen and locked up the Extraordinary Wizard. Now with Darke Magyk he will create a world filled with Darke creatures. But the Necromancer made one mistake. A vital detail he has overlooked means there is a boy who can stop him - the only problem is, the boy doesn't know it yet. For the Heap family, life as they know is about to change, and the most fantastically fast-paced adventure of confused identities, magyk and mayhem, begin.

Men at Arms

Men at Arms
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Harper
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2013-10-29
  • ISBN : 0062237403

Men at Arms Book Review:

Corporal Carrot has been promoted! He’s now in charge of the new recruits guarding Ankh-Morpork, Discworld’s greatest city, from Barbarian Tribes, Miscellaneous Marauders, unlicensed Thieves, and such. It’s a big job, particularly for an adopted dwarf. But an even bigger job awaits. An ancient document has just revealed that Ankh-Morpork, ruled for decades by Disorganized crime, has a secret sovereign! And his name is Carrot . . . And so begins the most awesome epic encounter of all time, or at least all afternoon, in which the fate of a city—indeed of the universe itself!—depends on a young man’s courage, an ancient sword’s magic, and a three-legged poodle’s bladder.

Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2014-05-13
  • ISBN : 1473200237

Moving Pictures Book Review:

The alchemists of the Discworld have discovered the magic of the silver screen. But what is the dark secret of Holy Wood hill? It's up to Victor Tugelbend ('Can't sing. Can't dance. Can handle a sword a little') and Theda Withel ('I come from a little town you've probably never heard of') to find out... MOVING PICTURES, THE TENTH DISCWORLD NOVEL IS A GLORIOUSLY FUNNY SAGA SET AGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF A WORLD GONE MAD!

Maskerade

Maskerade
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2009-05-27
  • ISBN : 9781407034997

Maskerade Book Review:

'There's a kind of magic in masks. Masks conceal one face, but they reveal another. The one that only comes out in darkness . . .' The Opera House in Ankh-Morpork is home to music, theatrics and a harmless masked Ghost who lurks behind the scenes. But now a set of mysterious backstage murders may just stop the show. Agnes Nitt has left her rural home of Lancre in the hopes of launching a successful singing career in the big city. The only problem is, she doesn't quite look the part. And there are two witches who would much rather she return home to join their coven. Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg have travelled to Ankh-Morpork to convince Agnes that life as a witch is much better than one on the stage. Only now they're caught up in a murder mystery featuring masks and maniacal laughter. And the show MUST go on . . . 'A master storyteller' A. S. Byatt 'Funny, delightfully inventive, and refuses to lie down in its genre' Observer Maskerade is the fifth book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Oswald: Return of the King

Oswald: Return of the King
  • Author : Edoardo Albert
  • Publisher : Lion Fiction
  • Pages : 450
  • Relase : 2015-05-15
  • ISBN : 9781782641179

Oswald: Return of the King Book Review:

'Spirited and enjoyable' Nicholas Higham Oswald had found peace. But now he must fight for the throne. Northumbria lies undefended. Cadwallon and Penda, the kings of Gwynedd and Mercia, ravage the land. Oswald has a rightful claim to the throne, but he is sick of bloodshed, and in his heart he longs to lay down his sword and join the monks of Iona. However, the abbot of Iona does not need another monk; the abbot wants a warrior king to spread the new faith. He must reignite Oswald’s hunger for glory and renown, for gold and power and the homage of men. But, if he does, will it destroy Oswald?

Hogfather

Hogfather
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 88
  • Relase : 2021-04-22
  • ISBN : 9781350244719

Hogfather Book Review:

It's the night before Hogswatch. And it's too quiet. Superstition makes things work in the Discworld, and undermining it can have consequences. It's just not right to find Death creeping down chimneys and trying to say 'Ho Ho Ho...' It's the last night of the year, the time is turning, and if Susan, gothic governess and Death's granddaughter (sort of), doesn't sort everything out by morning, there won't be a morning. Ever again... Adapted by Terry Pratchett's long-time collaborator Stephen Briggs, this play text version of Pratchett's bestselling Discworld novel Hogfather wittily and faithfully reimagines the story for the stage.