+ quick review
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Probably in order from most recent to least, including Audible books:
- Masquerade (Terry Pratchett) – kinda funny. Makes fun of operas and musicals. Not my favourite T.P. though
- Equal Rites (Terry Pratchett) – Humorous but a bit slow.
- Reaper Man (Terry Pratchett) – Amazing. The UA faculty wizards AND Death? + werewolves, zombies and self-conscious bogey-men?
- Wyrd Sisters (you guessed it) – slightly slightly disturbing, but clever, cynical and all the rest. Ghosts & the Lancre witches. Makes fun of clowns
- The Long Earth series (Stephen Baxter and, erm, Terry Pratchett) – Sci-fi-y and unputdownable. Sometimes some are a bit slow, and the first I definitely need to listen to again cuz man it’s confusing. Sci-fi-ish isn’t really my style, but these are OK
- *A whole bunch of other Discword books (Terry Pratchett) – The series most of this guy’s books are part of. Satire, hilarious, clever and lighthearted, but still deal with real issues. (e.g. Why is everything so dumb?)
- Bluecrowne (Kate Milford) – Captivating and beautiful early book in the Greenglass House series, no surprise. All these stories seem to have some weird lacy silver quality, like their Old Iron. A better word for all this author’s historic-fic books would be tales. You’d get all this if you read them.
- The Left Handed Fate (Kate Milford) – Sequel to Bluecrown, everything still applies but more. Fast-pasted and action-packed but still comforting and cozy.
- The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman) – It’s hard to review this book. Follows the growing up of one boy, but still seems to have a clear aim and antagonist and stuff. Fascinating. Coming-of-age, but not even a teeny bit cheesy. Not at all predictable. Definitely a rainy-day-in-bed-with-hot-chocolate read. One of the best.
- The Castle of Tangled Magic (Sophie Anderson) – Meh. Good plot, I guess, but kinda cliché. Power of love and belief stuff. Good illustrations, though.
Side note, I took this of the shelf and have it next to me to check the author, and I can clearly smell bookshop without even opening the pages. I’ve only ready once, but that was like in Jan when I got it. (OK, fine, maybe it isn’t a recent read, but I never reviewed it and all the books between now and then were T.P.)
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