Category: Jen Reads Discworld

Raising Steam

Raising Steam hurts a little bit. It stings. It’s the last of the Discworld books published during Terry Pratchett’s lifetime (though not the last published overall). It is, to me, the first one where it is very clear that he…

Snuff

Some lessons are worth repeating. That’s what I tend to think whenever I hear people say that Terry Pratchett got repetitive in his later books. Yeah, there’s quite a few examples of people setting aside racial prejudices and learning how…

Unseen Academicals

Unseen Academicals is my surprise favorite Discworld book (…I know I’ve called at least three of them my favorite now – it’s fine). I initially read the summary and thought, “Eh? Sports?” But it was Discworld, so I had to…

Making Money

Making Money is the second Moist von Lipwig book (Moist – I said it!), following up on Going Postal. While Going Postal obviously focused on the Ankh-Morpork post office, Making Money focuses instead on the revolutionizing of the Ankh-Morpork banking…

Thud!

Thud! is often cited as one of the darkest Discworld books, and I’m inclined to agree. It deals with the ceaseless, centuries-old, racial tensions between the dwarfs and the trolls – and how those, for the time being, come to…

Going Postal

Going Postal is, as you might anticipate, about the postal service. My dad is a mail carrier, and I have some opinions about the postal service. Luckily, this is the postal service of Ankh-Morpork, which is… actually more functional than…

Monstrous Regiment

I have been excited to get to this book since I first started this project. Monstrous Regiment is, to my mind, one of the best Discworld books and is tied with only one other to be my favorite. It is…

Night Watch

So, I’ve already written a blog post about Night Watch. I compared it to Les Miserables, and discussed the themes of revolution in both of them. I don’t particularly feel like reiterating the points that I’ve already made, so if…