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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

Bleeders

Pronzini, Bill
A fake blackmail goes wrong. I think this is an expansion of one of those short stories I read. One of the best of the series I've read, so far.

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6/2010

Boobytrap

Pronzini, Bill
I was hoping this was going to be girls, but instead, it is about a guy who is building bombs to blowup everyone who ever crossed him. Nameless goes fishing in the mountains. Of course, the bomb-guy is there.

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7/2010

Crazybone

Pronzini, Bill
Nameless tries to give a woman her deserved insurance payment, but she refuses the $50,000. What is up with that?

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6/2010

Epitaphs

Pronzini, Bill
Expanded from a story in "Scenarios", an old Italian grandfather asks Nameless to look into what his granddaughter is up to. No good, is what it is.

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6/2010

Fever

Pronzini, Bill
Bill is involved with gambling addicts. This is why we can't have nice things.

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6/2010

Hardcase

Pronzini, Bill
Nameless is asked to find out who the parents of an adopted woman really were. Quite a mess is stirred up. Kerry and Nameless are finally married.

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6/2010

Illusions

Pronzini, Bill
Eberhardt has committed suicide.

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7/2010

Mourners

Pronzini, Bill
Nameless (Bill?) follows a guy around to funerals. Kerry is diagnosed with breast cancer.

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6/2010
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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- Henry] [Hepler- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hobb] [Hobb- Horowitz] [Horowitz- Hyman] [Ibbotson- Jocelyn] [Johansen- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kelley] [Kellog- Kienzle] [King- Klise] [Klise- Krueger] [Kurland- Larsson] [Lasky- Lee] [Lee- Lescroart] [Lescroart- Little] [Little- Lowry] [Lu- Macleod] [Macleod- Marcinko] [Marcinko- Mass] [Mass- McBain] [McBain- McCrumb] [McCrumb- McNab] [McNally- Mikaelsen] [Miles- Moore] [Moore- Mullane] [Muller- Nimmo] [Nimmo- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Brian] [O'Brien- Owens] [Palacio- Park] [Park- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Peck] [Peck- Pfeffer] [Pfeffer- Posey] [Powell- Prager] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Pynchon] [Pynchon- Reeves] [Rehder- Riordan] [Riordan- Rose] [Rose- Russell] [Russell- Savage] [Savin- Schmatz] [Schmidt- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Setterfield] [Shaffer- Shute] [Sijie- Smith] [Smith- Spinelli] [Spinelli- Steinberg] [Steinhauer- Stross] [Stross- Swee] [Sweeney- Tepper] [Thompson- Turtledove] [Turtledove- Van Draanen] [Van Draanen- Veglahn] [Villasenor- Webster] [Weeks- Westlake] [Westlake- Wiles] [Wiles- Woodring] [Woodruff- Zevin] [Zimmerman- Zusak] 

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