Author: Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett is my all time favorite author. Before his death in 2015 he wrote a huge number of books, most notably The Disc-World books. Because he wrote so many and because I am unashamedly biased I could not choose just one book to review.
Instead, I thought I’d just encourage you all to get out there and read as many of Pratchett’s books as you can. They are funny, entertaining, well written and deceptively clever. While many of the themes encountered in his novels are heavy, Pratchett weaves them into the story in such a way that you barely notice them until you find yourself nodding sagely and saying, ‘oh, that’s so true’.
If you’re not sure which book to start with, I recommend Truckers which is the first in a trilogy about a race of nomes (not gnomes – they’re statues with red hats and fishing rods) struggling to survive in a world built by and for humans. From there it’s an easy leap to Diggers and Wings and then on to Pratchett’s other work. (Note: I also have a soft spot for Truckers because my mum read it to my brother and I and began my love of Pratchett).
If you’re still unsure how much I love this man’s work, here’s a picture of my Terry Pratchett library.