Discworld Series Reviews

Jingo – Operation Desert Squirm

Radio Morpork returns from its post-Hogswatch slumbers and wakes up to war! Colm and Steve discuss how this book feels like a bit of an oddity within the Watch continuity, how Pratchett handles intra-human culture clash in a world previously known for inter-species conflict, and what their alternate selves are doing after they pick up a zoom recorder from an alternate dimension.

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Feet of Clay – Go Ahead, Bake My Clay, Punk

Steve and Colm join the City Watch for their third outing, wherein there’s a conspiracy to oust the Patrician in favour of a puppet king… again. Is Pratchett re-visiting this plot a good thing? Listen and find out! You’ll also get a rambling discussion on trans-gender, trans-humanism and trans-legal justice (and Colm ranting about Oliver Cromwell a bit).

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Maskerade – A Fight at the Opera

Steve and Colm join the Lancre Witches as they journey to Ankh-Morpork to explore the curious and contrary world of opera. They (the hosts, not the Witches) discuss how Pratchett handled the tricky business of returning to Granny and Nanny after the climatic brilliance of Lords & Ladies, how body image and confidence are explored through Agnes/Perdita, and the tantalising tease of a Witches/Watch crossover!

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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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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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Moving Pictures – Gone With De Syn

Colm and Steve briefly transform from bibliophiles into kinephiles in honour of the clicks. They discuss the book’s depiction of postmodern hyperreality, the notable Discworld debuts of Ridcully and Gaspode, and compare Holy Wood to Silicon Valley.

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