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Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett
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Oct 21, 09

Read in October, 2009

This book is not a good place to start if you are new to the Discworld. Like most of the books in Prachett's sprawling and branching series, it makes enough sense on its own but you won't enjoy it nearly as much without some context. I recommend reading--at a minimum--"The Color of Magic" before beginning this tale.

And as for the book itself? Classic Prachett: cynical yet still somehow optimistic, ridiculous yet still page-turning, and of course full of satire and laughter. This particular story involves Rincewind and an ill-timed trip to a faraway land that is an almost painfully obvious parody of East Asia, and along the way Pratchett makes jabs at imperialism, revolutionaries, fate, luck, leadership, and authority. It's a good read and I'd give it more stars if it weren't for the fact that I've taken to rating Prachett against himself instead of other authors. It only seems fair.
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