Sorcery, Discworld Book 5 Review

Sorcery, Discworld Book 5 Review

This is the story of Coin, the eighth son of an eighth son of an eighth son – and it’s therefore superficially similar to Equal Rites. One problem with the story is that the main character is pretty unlikeable, but the other main problem is Rincewind, who...
Mort by Terry Pratchett – Review

Mort by Terry Pratchett – Review

Mort is the fourth book in the Discworld series, and the great man was really hitting his stride. Mort(imer) is a young, gangly, lad with few job prospects – so few that, at the apprentice’s market, he ends up the only unhired job applicant. Fortunately...
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett – Review

Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett – Review

Equal Rites is the third book set on the Discworld and the first not to focus on Rincewind – although it does feature wizards. As the eighth son of an eighth son, Eskarina Smith was destined to be a powerful wizard. The only problem is, she’s a girl...
The Light Fantastic Review

The Light Fantastic Review

It’s astonishing to think that The Light Fantastic is, to a large degree, simply the second half of the story started in The Colour of Magic. Astonishing because the leap in quality is palpable – this feels like a true Discworld novel in a way that The...
The Colour of Magic Review

The Colour of Magic Review

I’ve resolved to read all of the Discworld books, one a month, from the beginning, and I started with The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett’s first foray into the magical world borne on the shoulders of four elephants that ride around the universe on the...

The Perfect Keyboard for Writers and Writing

  My attempts to find a really good, reasonably priced, keyboard for banging out the words have seen me accumulate a big pile of the things (I realised this the other day when I had a big clear-out in the office) but I think the search may finally be over –...