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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

The Color Of Magic

Pratchett, Terry
The first book in the Discworld series. We learn about Rincewind, Twoflower, and the luggage.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Obloquy (pg. 23) -- The condition of one that is discredited.
Dovecote (pg. 103) -- A small compartmented raised house or box for domestic pigeons.

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10/2008

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1/2013

The Fifth Element

Pratchett, Terry
Vimes goes to Uberwald to represent Ankh-Morpork at a coronation.

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12/2004

The Last Continent

Pratchett, Terry
The wizard Rincewind ends up in a place very like Australia.

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1/2005

The Long Earth

Pratchett, Terry
Co-author Stephen Baxter. There are zillions of parallel Earths, and all you need is an easily made electronic device to get to them. Some people don't even need that. But some people can't do it at all, and some of them resent the ones who can. My favorite character is the cat.

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7/2013

The Truth

Pratchett, Terry
A fellow starts up what turns out to be the first newspaper in Ankn-Morpork.

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1/2005

The Wee Free Men

Pratchett, Terry
A young girl, Tiffany Aching, rescues her country from the Elf Queen or Faerie Queen, I not sure which.

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3/2005

Thief Of Time

Pratchett, Terry
A clockmaker builds a clock that stops time, I think.

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1/2005

Thud!

Pratchett, Terry
The dwarves and the trolls are apparently going to re-enact a horrific battle right in Ankh-Morpork. Not good for Vimes and the watch.

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12/2005

Unseen Academicals

Pratchett, Terry
Unseen University is manipulated into fielding a team to compete in the "football" league.

Words I Had To Look Up:

benison (pg. 58) -- A spoken blessing.
a shonky shop (pg. 74) -- A poor or dubious quality.
the university's bledlows (pg. 73) -- The author is credited with definition it as a proctor.
pounces (pg. 268) -- from Word of the Day "600 years ago only the rear facing claw was a talon while one or all of the front facing claws were instead pounces." Good to know!

Quote:

"Beauty can be considered to be neutral, sir. It is not the same as nice or good." --Nutt (pg. 194)

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10/2010

Wintersmith

Pratchett, Terry
The elemental spirit of winter gets a crush on Tiffany. Very good, kept reading parts out loud.

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1/2007

The Magic Thief

Prineas, Sarah
Conn becomes the apprentice of the cranky wizard Nevery. He figures out that someone is stealing the magic of the town. Even though there is a map and appendices, this story never really came together for me.

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12/2009
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