• "'Funny, delightfully inventive, and refuses to lie down in its genre'"

  • "'Imagine a collision between Jonathan Swift at his most scatalogically-minded and J.R.R Tolkein on speed... This total mess of- I suppose- a novel, is the joyous outcome'"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "'Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic and unchained whimsy... Pratchett has a subject and a style that is very much his own'"

    The Sunday Times
  • "'Pratchett is as funny as Wodehouse and as witty as Waugh'"

  • "'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'"