I would like to take a moment of your time to talk to you about a book.
(The US cover for the book. It looks cooler in other places.)
I've been a fan of Terry Pratchett's for years. He's a truly magnificent writer. One of the best. This cannot be argued.
Still, I have to admit that I picked up this book with more than a little hesitation.
The problem was that I knew this book wasn't going to be set in Discworld, so I was nervous. Also, I was a little disappointed, because I love Discworld. It's like a place that I get to visit on vacation once or twice a year. I look forward to those visits, and because of that, I was ready to be let down by this non-Discworld story.
I shouldn't have worried. This is quite possibly Pratchett's best book yet. Reading it, I laughed aloud in public. Finishing it, I cried.
This is probably the best book that I've read in years. Maybe the best book I've read in forever. I've already ordered a half-dozen copies so I can give them away as gifts.
Buy it. Read it. Love it. This book is like a kiss from god.
posted by Pat at 6:36 AM