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The Turtle Moves! by Lawrence Watt-Evans
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Dec 09, 13

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bookshelves: discworld, nonfiction, literature
Read in August, 2011

This is lighthearted examination of Terry Pratchett's Discworld. He covers all the books individually, then by series (although he does not use the series groups that I would choose), then he discusses recurring themes.

I feel ambivalent about this book. On the one hand I kept thinking that this was a good way to introduce a friend of mine to the Discworld. On the other hand I don't agree with all of his theories. For instance he believes that all of the Discworld stories are about stories. While the effect of stories is a recurring theme I do not believe that all of the stories are about that. And I feel that, like most fiction, the Discworld is mostly about what it is like to be us here and now. I am one of the people who feel that what Pratchett says about religion and magic is a critique that has real world applications.
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