Discworld Series Reviews

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.

Click here to ponder on the purpose of shopping centre playlists!

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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.

Click here to find out who the US President was when we recorded this… you may be surprised…

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Guards! Guards! – Enter the Dragon (and the Coppers)

Colm and Rose return from a long hiatus to discuss the first of the wildly popular City Watch series. Their rambling discussion takes in how ‘million to one’ odds are calculated, the possibility of Vetinari being a villian and what the Elucidated Brethren of the Ebon Night has in common with modern Men’s Rights groups.

Click here for dragons and coppers and secret societies, oh my!

 

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Sourcery – Apocralypse Now

 

Colm and Rose tackle the fifth book in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. Their rambling discussion takes in their reluctance about Rincewind’s reluctant hero act, a mixed bag of side characters and the top five Discworld apocalypses. Is Sourcery a step back for the Discworld, or a side track down the scenic route?

Click here to find out which chocolate bar is referenced in this book!

 

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Equal Rites – A Dungeon Dimension of One’s Own

Rose and Colm tackle Equal Rites, the book that takes a big step towards a Discworld that would be more familiar to most readers than the madcap fantasy theme park of the first two novels. They also explore the parts of the book that seem might incongruous in retrospect: a Nanny Ogg-esque Granny Weatherwax and a proto-Ridcully era Unseen University. Also, there’s the top 10 One Book Wonder Characters!

Click here to hear Colm & Rose stake their claim to be Pratchett Consultants

‘Why Gandalf Never Married’ – A 1985 Talk by Pterry on Magic and Gender

 

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The Light Fantastic – First (and Last) Among Sequels

Colm and Rose discuss The Light Fantastic, a further step towards the Discworld most readers are familiar with. They talk about all manner of things that didn’t feature in The Colour of Magic; a plot, a finale, an apocalyptic event and an octogenarian barbarian hero. In honour of Twoflower, they also detail the best tourist destinations on the Disc – in the unlikely event you are sucked through the pages and into the book a la The Pagemaster. 

Click here to get a mouthful of diamonds! (metaphorically speaking)

 

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The Colour of Magic – Pungeons and Dragons

 

Colm and Rose talk about the very first Discworld book, The Colour of Magic. They discuss its status as an incongruity in the Discworld series; how much more magic there was, why Death was so much more sadistic and whether that was really Vetinari eating the crystallised jellyfish. They also describe how they first discovered Pratchett’s pizza-shaped planet.

Click here to find out how enticing Tony Robinson’s voice can be!

 

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