Tag: discworld

Maskerade

Maskerade is one of my favorite Discworld books. Because what do I love more than books about the witches of the Ramtops? Books about my favorite Ramtop witch, Agnes Nitt. And also, books that parody The Phantom of the Opera.…

Soul Music

In Moving Pictures, Pratchett took a look at the invention of film, and how that new medium affected people, and the impact it had on society. In Soul Music, he pulls the same trick again, this time with the invention…

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…

Pyramids

Ever since I was a little girl, I was obsessed with ancient Egypt. I don’t really know what it was that fascinated me about it in particular, especially since in hindsight, all of the information I learned about it as…