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Nightwatch by Terry Pratchett
Nightwatch by Terry Pratchett
and that's saying something. The books just keep getting better and better, and after so many novels, Pratchett has yet to repeat himself or slip into the all-to-easy fantasy stand-by of ripping of Lord of the Rings (unless you count the cameo appearance of Golom in Witches Abroad.) Commander Sir Samuel Vimes, by far my favorite Discworld charactor, is the focus of this latest instilation of the Discworld series. He's mean, violent, tough and increadably endearing. A devoted husband, soon-to-be father and workaholic copper, Vimes finds himself in what seems to be a no-win situation when a magical experiment gone wrong sends him back in time to the world of his youth. He arrives to find that… Read more
The Last Hero: A Discworld Fable by Terry. Pratchett
The Last Hero: A Discworld Fable by Terry. Pratchett
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I loved this book! I would not advise it for someone who is not yet aquainted with the Discworld, but it is otherwise marvelous. The tale was short but made up for it with page after page of spectacular illustrations by Paul Kidby.
The Last Hero brings together Carrot and Rincewind who, to my knowledge, have never before shared an adventure, along with gods, wizards, priests and of course heros. Altogether, throughly spiffy
Abarat by Clive Barker
Abarat by Clive Barker
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvelous!!!, Jan. 3 2003
I saw this book while looking for a gift for my cousin. The artwork made me curious so I read a page. I instantly fell in love. I thought it was wonderfull and my sister felt the same after she read it. It was, in the end, hard to part with, but I fully intend to buy a copy for myself.
Some people may feel that Abarat is to advanced for children, but I very much doubt this. My cousin is only 11 and she is enjoying it immensely.
This is the first Clive Barker book I've read and I think the style can be summed up as 'like Neil Gaiman for tots'.
Anyway, the charactors are believable (my favorite is Malingo) the story is enthralling and the Hampster Tree song is nifty. I like it… Read more

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