Discworld Series Reviews

Making Money – The Financial Times, They Are A-Changin’

Colm and Steve cast an eye over Moist von Lipwig’s second outing. Their discussion takes in how the novel’s strengths and weaknesses are interlinked (namely: loadsa ideas and a very well established world to draw from), whether Moist is worthy of the role of recurring protagonist and the worst joke in the entire Discworld canon.

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Wintersmith – Time of the Season of the Witch

Steve and Colm tackle Tiffany’s third adventure, taking in Twilight, Titanic and teenage angst. They discuss the significance of the character-driven nature of the Tiffany books, themes of responsibility and community, and the struggle for a witch to hold onto herself.

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The Magic of Terry Pratchett (w/Marc Burrows)

Steve and Colm divert from their usual trek through the Discworld books to speak with Marc Burrows about his forthcoming book, The Magic of Terry Pratchett. Marc has written the first full biography of the great man and it’s jammed with insights, anecdotes and truly fantastic footnotes.

You can follow Marc on Twitter @20thcenturymarc & find the book at his website, askmeaboutterrypratchett.com. The Magic of Terry Pratchett will be released on July 30th.

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Going Postal – The Conman Always Rings Twice

Rose returns to join Colm and Steve in discussing the introduction of Pratchett’s final recurring protagonist, Moist Von Lipwig. They talk about community, finance, conman-archetypes, and Colm rambles about a Metal Gear Solid-style Discworld-set game replete with themed sub-bosses.

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The Amazing Maurice & His Educated Rodents – Puss in Cahoots

Colm and Steve examine the first YA Discworld book. They ponder on the difference between young adult and, eh, old adult literature. And they also discuss Pratchett’s love of cargo cults, his more cynical take on the role of stories and one of his scarier villains (no, not the rat catchers after a hefty dose of laxatives).

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