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The Turtle Moves! by Lawrence Watt-Evans
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Aug 18, 2011

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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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