Reviews

  • "The genius of Pratchett is that he never goes for the straight allegory . . . he remains one of the most consistently funny writers around; a master of the stealth simile, the time-delay pun and the deflationary three-part list . . . I could tell which of my fellow tube passengers had downloaded it to their e-readers by the bouts of spontaneous laughter."

    BEN AARONOVITCH, Guardian
  • "A master storyteller. He is endlessly inventive . . . a master of complex jokes, good bad jokes, good dreadful jokes and a kind of insidious wisdom about human nature . . . I read his books at a gallop and then reread them every time I am ill or exhausted"

    Guardian
  • "Up there with PG Wodehouse. Amazing. Wonderful. Fantastic."

    Daily Mail
  • "The Discworld novels have always been among the most serious of comedies, the most relevant and real of fantasies . . . Pratchett has been rightly praised for comic invention and whimsy; he does not always get enough credit for the psychological comedy of embarrassment which makes us blush with self-recognition . . . at once hilariously cynical and idealistically practical."

    Independent
  • "Pratchett too requires us to think. Whenever I read his stories I find myself thinking that he is "grown up". He may write benign comedy but he knows how horribly complicated and exciting the Universe is."

    A. S. BYATT, The Times