Month: February 2016

Best Books Lists: Revisited

About this time last year, I wrote a blog post called The Alleged Universality of Experience, in which I criticized popular “Best 100 Books of All Time” lists for overwhelmingly featuring white male authors and white male protagonists. These were…

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…