The Compleat Ankh-Morpork: City Guide Hardcover – Dec 3 2012
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• "You'd have thought that, by now, Pratchett would be running out of ideas; thankfully, however, the universe he created 25 years ago just keeps on giving... It's a triumphant effort." --Independent on Sunday
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TERRY PRATCHETT is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he is the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at 70 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages.
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The real star of this book is the loose map included in the back. One side is a street map of all the major roads, and the reverse features a gorgeous artists rendition of the whole city.
This book is an excellent companion to The Compleat Discworld Atlas: Of General & Descriptive Geography Which Together With New Maps and Gazetteer Forms a Compleat Guide to Our World & All It Encompasses. Both are the same form factor and have the same flavour and flair. And both should be included on the bookshelf of any Discworld fan.
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The product is a book and a double-sided map in a shiny (plastic?) slip-cover held shut by an elastic strap.
The map is a bedsheet-sized, double-sided map of the city. It will provide hours of entertainment to the map-fascinated if they can find anywhere to deploy it in all its glory. Perhaps by evicting a child and commandeering its bedroom. The paper is a semi-gloss type that will suffer if made wet, so one's first instinct - to use it as a sail for a raft - is probably not a good one.
The book is a replica of a type of book one doesn't see outside of second hand book shops these days - a town gazetteer. Sort of like a yellow pages without phone numbers.
The town is, of course, Ankh-Morpork.
The material ranges from discussions of the various guilds including address (where appropriate), senior officers (where known) and general information (where not forbidden by law), to classified advertisements for a plethora of goods and services.
The pages have been printed to represent the age-acidized look of such publications and bound between hard covers.
This is the sort of book one dips into occasionally and stays for a while rather than reading from cover to cover. The overriding feel I got was much like that when I was given The Brand New Monty Python Bok and that year's Beano Annual; this would be something I would sample often but not all day.
In point of fact I bought my copy to help me get a game of Discworld (HC) off the blocks and running. It will be just about perfect for that.
Recommended for Discworld fans everywhere.