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“A wonderful story, by turns harrowing and triumphant.” (New York Times Book Review)
“Pratchett’s examination of questions about religious belief, the nature of culture and what it means to be human [...] is a terrific, thought-provoking book.” (Washington Post Book World)
“A searching exploration of good and evil, fate and free will, both as broad and as deep as anything this brilliant author has produced so far. ” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))
“Neatly balancing the somber and the wildly humorous in a riveting tale of discovery, Pratchett shows himself at the height of his powers.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))
“It is hard to imagine a reader who won’t feel welcomed into this nation.” (Horn Book (starred review))
“Quirky wit and broad vision make this a fascinating survival story on many levels.” (Booklist (starred review))
“A rich and thought-provoking read.” (School Library Journal (starred review))
“A classic survival tale that offers laughs and much to mull over, this is a wonderfully entertaining novel.” (starred review) (KLIATT) --This text refers to an alternate Library Binding edition.
Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, was the author of more than 70 books, including the internationally bestselling Discworld series of novels. His books have been adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. In January 2009, Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry, who lived in England, died in March 2015 at the age of 66.
Stephen Briggs lives in Oxfordshire and has been involved in the world of amateur dramatics for many years. Oxford Studio Theatre Club staged his adaptations of Wyrd Sisters, Mort, Guards! Guards!, and many others. As well as compiling The Discworld Companion, The New Discworld Companion, and, now, Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion . . . So Far, he has also co-authored the Discworld Diaries, the Mapps, and voices the UK and US Discworld audiobooks.--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
A fantastic book to while a summer week with. A light, beautiful book with a heart tugging ending that is not sad at all.Published on June 15 2011 by T. Kharitonova
Wonderful! I began reading Terry Pratchett almost twenty years ago when I made the foolish decision to go on a tour of Europe with my friends and without any books. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2011 by Kaija
I haven't met a Terry Pratchett book that I didn't like. That said, some are better than others. This is among the best, right up there with Small Gods.Published on June 7 2010 by M. Loughin