The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

What do you get when you have a talking cat (he prefers to be called Amazing, thank you very much) in cahoots with a “clan” of “thinking rats” (and yes, they talk too) and a “stupid-looking kid” as an added accessory? Well, apparently you get the Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. And a side to […]

Carpe Jugulum!

‘Don’tgonearthecastle’! That’s what the sign said anyway. And with good reason, one would say.  There’s trouble brewing in Lancre. Or perhaps, we ought to say it’s rattling in in an emblazoned carriage and occasionally also drifting in over the clouds. But however it may come there’s no doubt it’s on its way and that it’s […]

A hat full of sky

So … if your body was to be possessed and owned and almost filled by something else that had the ability to think like you and act like you … then which part of you would really be you? Are we a function of things we do or is it the other way round? If it […]

Jingo! (A Discworld novel)

To all appearances, Terry Pratchett writes books for kids but I’m yet to find any evidence that could define his writing so simplistically. Yes, he often uses stories and myths we were familiar with as children as the basis of his convoluted tales but it’s never just that … oh no! Ever since I read […]