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A Hat Full Of Sky

Pratchett, Terry
A young girl witch, Tiffany Aching, has a big battle. Very good.

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3/2005

Carpe Jugulum

Pratchett, Terry
Vampires are invited to the christening, as it were, of the royal baby in Lancre. Big mistake!

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1/2005

Dodger

Pratchett, Terry
A London tosher rescues a beautiful girl from a beating at the hands scoundrels. Not a Discworld book.

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8/2013

Feet Of Clay

Pratchett, Terry
Golems are holding secret meetings.

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12/2004

Guards! Guards!

Pratchett, Terry
A dragon comes to Ankh-Morpork, and Vimes has to deal with it. Also, Carrot joins the force. Vimes has his hands full.

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3/2015

I Shall Wear Midnight

Pratchett, Terry
The fourth Tiffany Aching novel is the best story I have read in a long time. So much to think about! I found myself weeping at times, and laughing out loud at others.

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3/2011

Jingo

Pratchett, Terry
Ankh-Morpork goes to war over an island.

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9/2016

Johnny and the dead

Pratchett, Terry
Johnny finds he is the only person who can see dead people at the cemtary. Very good.

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10/2006

Lords And Ladies

Pratchett, Terry
Elves come to Lancre. And Elves are BAD! Very good!

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3/2005

Making Money

Pratchett, Terry
Moist is maneuvered into assisting the dog that is chairman of the Royal Bank.

Words I Had To Look Up:


panopticon (pg. 56) -- an area where everything is visible.
fornication (pg. 58) -- vaulted roofing or covering. Trust me.
beccles (pg. 109) -- the small bone buttons placed in bacon sandwiches by unemployed guerrilla dentists, from The Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd.
pecunious (pg. 122) -- abounding in money; wealthy.
mountebank (pg. 127) -- any charlatan or quack.
frisson (pg. 143) -- a sudden, passing sensation of excitement; a shudder of emotion; thrill.
mendacity (pg. 148) -- 1. The condition of being mendacious; untruthfulness. 2. A lie; a falsehood.
charivari (pg. 155) -- a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple. But from http://www.charivarirest.com/ (and nowhere else) we have 'Charivari is a French word for "beautiful good mix"', which seems more what the author was thinking of.
dunnikin (pg. 157) -- a privy.
gongfermor (pg. 157) -- the people who emptied cesspits in Medieval villages or castles.
tumbrel (pg 236) -- a farm dumpcart for carrying dung; carts of this type were used to carry prisoners to the guillotine during the French Revolution.

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"Nom d'une bouilloire! Pourquoi est-ce que je suis hardiment ri sous cape a par le dieux"? translates as "Name of a kettle! Why am I boldly laughed under cape has by the gods "? (pgs. 110-111)

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"An error, sir, is worse than a sin, the reason being that a sin is often a matter of opinion or viewpoint or even of timing but an error is a fact and it cries out for correction."

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"I can assure you that if I had, as your ill-assumed street patois has it, 'dropped you in it,' you would fully understand all meanings of 'drop' and have an unenviable knowledge of 'it.'"

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11/2007

Maskerade

Pratchett, Terry
The two witches visit the Opera House in Ankh-Morpork where Agnes is attempting to be a star!

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7/2005

Monstrous Regiment

Pratchett, Terry
Polly joins the army in disguise as a man. Very good.

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12/2004

Nation

Pratchett, Terry
On a small island not in the Pacific Ocean a tsunami wipes out the entire population, except for one teen and shipwrecked English girl. Very good!

Quote:

"Does not happen!" -- pg. 73.

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12/2009

Night Watch

Pratchett, Terry
Sam Vines goes back in time(s).

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1/2005

Only you can save mankind

Pratchett, Terry
Johnny find his computer game is all too real!

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10/2006

Pyramids

Pratchett, Terry
Teppic, a king's son, decides to attend Assassin school. That's the first part of the book. I wasn't thoroughly enchanted with the story, but there were some good parts. I wish my eyes didn't get tired of read paperback-size books.

The author has Teppic using crampons to climb walls. I've seen this discussed about another author, and someone on a forum said they looked in the OED to find that crampon was an archaic word for a sort of piton. Maybe. I think Prachett should have gone with piton.

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12/2018

Raising Steam

Pratchett, Terry
The railroad comes to the Discworld. I got an ARC to read four weeks before it goes on sale! I enjoyed it very much, too!

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2/2014

Small Gods

Pratchett, Terry
Neophyte novice Brutha comes across a turtle who is his God. Maybe.

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9/2009

Snuff

Pratchett, Terry
Vimes goes on a little vacation to his wife's country home.

Words I Had To Look Up:

mutton avec no talking (pg. 93) -- It's french, means "with". Should have known this from the song lyric Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)? from that Labelle song.
stack of wood licker wicker hurdles (pg. 50) -- On a Terry Prachett forum there is some discussion of this. Possibly a printer's error, in the Transworld edition the phrase is "wood like".

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1/2013

The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents

Pratchett, Terry
A talking cat and some talking rats (and a stupid boy) work a con.

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3/2005
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[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- Atkinson] [Atkinson- Ballard] [Balliett- Barnard] [Barnard- Barnhill] [Barr- Barr] [Barrows- Bear] [Bear- Beaton] [Beaton- Beattie] [Beattie, editor- Black] [Black- Block] [Block- Borchert] [Bosch- Brennert] [Brillant- Bryson] [Bryson- Bujold] [Bujold- Card] [Card- Card] [Card- Chabon] [Chabon- Clancy] [Clancy- Coakley] [Coben- Cole] [Cole- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Crais] [Crais- Crumley] [Crumley- Cussler] [Cussler- David] [Davidson- Dickinson] [Dickinson- Dorsey] [Dorsey- Duane] [Duble- Elkins] [Elkins- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Ferris] [Ferris- Flanagan] [Flanagan- Ford] [Forester- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Gaiman] [Gaiman- Gash] [Gash- Goldberg] [Goldberg- Grafton] [Grafton- Gratz] [Graves- Grennan] [Griffin- Grisham] [Grisham- Haldeman] [Haldeman- Hall] [Hallinan- Harte] [Hartwell- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Hepler] [Herbert- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hobb] [Hobb- Horowitz] [Horowitz- Ibbotson] [Ibbotson- Johansen] [John, and Travis S. Taylor- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kellog] [Kellog- King] [King- Klise] [Klise- Kurland] [Kurson- Lasky] [latham- Lee] [Lefcourt- Lescroart] [Lescroart- Little] [Lobel- Lu] [Lubar- Macleod] [MacPherson- Marcinko] [Marcinko- Mass] [Mass- McBain] [McBain- McCrumb] [McCrumb- McNally] [McSwigan- Miles] [Millard- Moore] [Moore- Muller] [Mulligan- Nimmo] [Nimmo- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Brien] [O'Brien- Palacio] [Paolini- Park] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Peck] [Peck- Pfeffer] [Pfeffer- Powell] [Powell- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Pynchon] [Queenan- Rehder] [Rehder- Riordan] [Roach- Rose] [Rose- Russell] [Russell- Savin] [Sawyer- Schmidt] [Schmidt- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Shaffer] [Shames- Sijie] [Silverberg- Smith] [Smith- Spinelli] [Spinelli- Steinhauer] [Stephens- Stross] [Stross- Sweeney] [Tapply- Thompson] [Thorp- Turtledove] [Turtledove- Van Draanen] [Van Draanen- Voltaire] [Waldman- Wells] [Wells- Westlake] [Westlake- Wilks] [Williams-Garcia- Woodruff] [Woods- Zusak] 

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