Guards! Guards! (Discworld #8) by Terry Pratchett - Book Review 01, May

Guards! Guards! is another hilarious installment of the late Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Series. Captain Vimes is head of the not so illustrious City Watch, in the infamous and ancient city of Ankh-Morpork, the fabled metropolis of Discworld. The Watch has fallen on hard times, after the Patrician, Lord Vetinari enacted the ingenious idea of having criminals police themselves. When Vimes wakes up face down in the gutter, and an idealistic new recruit comes to town, you can almost smell the change in the air, or is that just the dragon farts? When a secretive cabal steals a book on summoning dragons from the magical library of Unseen University, the plot is afoot, perhaps even an entire leg.

Guards! Guards! (Discworld #8) by Terry Pratchett - Book Review 30, Apr

This is where the dragons went. They lie ... not dead, not asleep, but ... dormant. And although the space they occupy isn't like normal space, nevertheless they are packed in tightly. They could put you in mind of a can of sardines, if you thought sardines were huge and scaly. And presumably, somewhere, there's a key...


Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman - Book Review 30, Apr

This book couldn't have come at a better time. At the time of writing this, it's been just two hours since I saw Neil Gaiman give an incredible talk at the Perth Concert Hall. As fate would have it, he spent most of his talk answering audience questions, which we'd written on small cards before the show. Towards the show's end, we were far over time and none of my two questions had been answered. I didn't really mind, because the other questions were incredible. Then, however, Neil picked a card at random out of the pile, said, "This will be the last question", and - to my stunned amazement - it was mine!