Discworld Series Reviews

Interesting Times – Aurientalism

Colm & Steve travel to the Aurient to tackle Rincewind’s return in Interesting Times. They ramble on about legacy, colonialism, revolution and an absolutely epic finale. They’ve reached the stage in the series where there’s a lot of comparing Discworld books with Discworld books (and also the point where they fawn over the UU Faculty and Twoflower a lot).

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Soul Music – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Death’s Club Band (With Rocks In)

Colm & Steve rock (and/or roll) out with a rambling discussion about grief, rebellion, growing up, and the opposition between art and commerce. There’s also much chuckling over music references and and occasional bad impressions of the voice actors from the animated adaptation.

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Lords and Ladies – The UnFair Folk

Colm and Steve join Granny, Nanny and Magrat as they return to Lancre to deal with folk memory fear mongers, the Elves. Their discussion takes in how this book follows on magnificently from what’s been established in the previous Lancre witches books, how Lancre itself feels realer and more lived in here, and comparing Elves to the Internet, celebrities, aliens and much more besides.

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Small Gods – Nobody Expects the Omnian Quisition!

Colm & Steve journey deep into the desert (of the mind) and re-emerge as literary prophets, rambling about theology and tortoises. Their discussion takes in the opposition between flexibility and certainty, the character development (and occasional strange turns) of Brutha and Vorbis, and a veritable holy war about how to rank the book.

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Witches Abroad – Foreign Vacations & Fairytale Vocations

Steve and Colm leap back into the Discworld and accompany the Lancre Witches as they on holiday to the New-Orleans-meets-Disneyland city of Genua. Their discussion includes fawning over the wonderful chemistry between the three central characters, the restrained and ambiguous way Pratchett depicts magic, and the strange treatment of the good-bad binary.

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Reaper Man – Death Comes to Life

Steve and Colm leap headlong into life, death and shopping centres! They reference Michael Bay, Bruce Springsteen, Doctor Who and Red Dwarf in their efforts to wax lyrical about the emotional and thematic highs (and occasional structural lows) of Reaper Man. This culminates in a lengthy debate as to where this book fits in our podcast’s ultimately subjective highly prestigious ranking list.

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