Discworld Series Reviews

I Shall Wear Midnight – I Have a Cunning Man

Colm and Steve discuss the penultimate book in the Tiffany Aching sub-series. They talk about the pros and cons of narrative messiness, modernity encroaching into the Chalk, and characters navigating the tricky balance between public responsibilities and private desires.

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Unseen Academicals – Balon D’Orc

Colm and Steve take a look at Pratchett taking a look at the beautiful game. Colm pedantically grumbles about some of the football stuff Terry got wrong (a forward wearing the number 4 is a crime against nature) but there’s some actual critical analysis as well! Fashion, class and dramatic stakes (or lack thereof) are all discussed herein.

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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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