• "'Like Dickens, much of Pratchett's appeal lies in his humanism, both in a sentimental regard for his characters' good fortune, and in that his writing is generous-spirited and inclusive'"

  • "'As funny as Wodehouse and as witty as Waugh'"

  • "'Imagine a collision between Jonathan Swift at his most scatologically-minded and J.R.R. Tolkien on speed'"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "'The best kind of parody - funny and smart and still a good story'"

    Mail on Sunday