What is ‘Mort’?

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We’re only four books in but I think it’s safe to say that we already have a clear winner for most popular Discworld character. Now perhaps it’s not one you might expect and I suspect it might not have been the one who Sir Terry suspected when he first wrote about a terrible wizard and hapless tourist. Yet he is already stepping out of the background and into the leading role. Well maybe co-lead. Yes it’s The Librarian DEATH who is struggling to focus on the task at hand in……

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What is ‘Equal Rites’?

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So now that Terry has come up with this world held atop four enormous elephants supported by a giant space turtle he has to figure what to do with it. So after spending two books talking about Rincewind trying to get home to Unseen University he hits upon the genius idea of having someone else trying to get there. That being a small girl gripping an old mans gnarled and slightly twisted wood. Here Practhett is going to be invoking ……………..

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What is ‘The Light Fantastic’?

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When last we left our heroes they had jumped off the edge of the world to avoid being sacrificed to the gods. This is a good thing not only because it means they live for at least one more novel but also because it would have been a bit of a waste seen as how the Gods were too distracted with their argument with their neighbours; the Ice Giants, who have borrowed the lawnmower and are refusing to give it back, to notice. But don’t worry we’re not strapping ourselves in for the fantastical version of Apollo 13 as they soon find themselves back on the world born atop four giant elephants who are in turn carried on the back of great A’Tuin the star turtle via………………………

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What is ‘The Colour of Magic’?

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It’s now over a year since the death of what could be England’s greatest writer and in that time his work has been elevated to the level it deserves (probably making Sky kick themselves for dropping the series before they got to the eventual football entry). Well all of his books aside from one. One that even Neil Gaiman doesn’t rate too highly that being ………………………..

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