Month: July 2015

Writing Journal #18

Weeeelll, The Phantom of the Moshpit* is coming along nicely. I am, naturally, several thousand words behind, but to be fair – I am always several thousand words behind until the very last stretch, really the last day (which, since…

Men At Arms

Men at Arms is a delightful book, and it is a very interesting one to write about at this particular time, in this particular political climate. You see, this book is about the invention of the gun on the Disc.…

Lords and Ladies

In the modern world of fantasy fiction, there are a few primary visions of elves. The most prevalent is the Tolkien-esque elf – tall and fair, placid and peaceful, capricious maybe but seldom cruel. Then there’s the Rowling-esque elf –…

Small Gods

Small Gods is a book about fundamentalist religion. Of course, it is still a Terry Pratchett book, so it is on the whole very anti-fundamentalist-religion. At times, it borders on anti-religion entirely. Pratchett was quite open about his own non-religious…

Witches Abroad

If you’ve been a long-time reader of this blog (almost two years now!) or if you just like to trawl the archives once in a while, you may know that I already wrote a fairly extensive post about Witches Abroad.…

Reaper Man

Reaper Man might be my favorite Death book. We’ll see how I feel when I get to the rest of them (Hogfather, in particular, stands out in my memory), but goddamn. Reaper Man. Death becomes mortal, and it is delightful.…

Moving Pictures

You know that feeling when you go see a movie, and at the end you walk out of the theater and reality doesn’t seem quite… real, anymore? Perhaps like real life is just a pale imitation of the larger-than-life world…

Writing Journal #17

Hey, do you remember that time I went over a month between blog posts, with not even a writing journal or a Discworld reread to interrupt the radio silence? No, me neither! Or that time that I went three months…