Doubleday, Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Advance reading copy released before original hardcover. A few faint smudges to page ridges. We have more books available by this author!. Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man with a flat cap and a sliding rule. He has produced a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements.
Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! Random House, United States, Edition Unstated. Good Condition. He has produced a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of theelements earth, air, fire, and water and it s soondrawing astonished crowds.
To the consternation of Ankh-Morpork s formidable Patrician, Lord Vetinari, no one is in charge of this new invention. This needs to be rectified, and who better than the man he has already appointed master of the Post Office, the Mint, and the Royal Bank: Moist von Lipwig. Moist is not a man who enjoys hard work unless it is dependent on words, which are not very heavy and don t always need greasing. He does enjoy being alive, however, which makes a new job offer from Vetinari hard to refuse.
Moist will have to grapple with gallons of grease, goblins, a fat controller with a history of throwing employees down the stairs, and some very angry dwarfs if he s going to stop it all from going off the rails. Size: mm - mm. Covers have some shelf-wear, a few marks and some bumping to corners.
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Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: UK: Doubleday, Very Good. Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by mr Simnel, the man wi' t' flat cap and sliding rule. Moist will have to grapple with gallons of grease, goblins, a fat controller with a history of throwing employees down the stairs and some very angry dwarfs if he's going to stop it all going off the rails The text block is lightly tanned..
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To the consternation of the Patrician, Lord Vetinari, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork - a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements: earth, air ,fire and water. This being Ankh-Morpork, its soon drawing astonished crowds, some of whom caught the zeitgeist early and arrive armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear. A good, clean and tight copy..
London: Doubleday UK. A Discworld novel. New York: Doubleday. Fine in Fine dust jacket.
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First American Edition. Just as the dunnikin diver boy eerily faced no threat, so here everyone is so clever and rich and brave and talented, there are just too many of them around and everything works with no back-lash ever! The measly attacks of the grags I'm sorry this got long, all I meant to say was the intro paragraph. I'm sorry about Pterry. I had sworn to not read the stolid boring Earth saga, but his other books are just as bad now and I wish the Earth were that magical entity he portrays it as, or narrativum existed, and could make at least something right about this.
But after all those years, he ends up like the hacks, the writers simply going bad for boredom or running out of steam.
Pterry might not have done that in the normal course of things. But his books are now weightless nothings, and I'm condemned to those terrible thoughts aka tl;dr: I wish my favourite author had stopped writing. I'm so sorry.
Neil Gaiman. A complex, multi-faceted character is reduced to a one-dimensional person. Sourcery Terry Pratchett. I reviewed it back in November for the UK release; here's what I had to say then: it's a tremendous synthesis of everything that makes Pratchett one of the world's most delightful writers. Longrunning fantasy series have a deserved reputation for tedium and repetition, but that's not the case with Pratchett.
View 2 comments. Nov 09, James rated it liked it Shelves: fantasy. I wavered a bit on what score to give this book.
For those of us growing up with Terry Pratchett as a go to author, there is the knowledge that Terry sets the bar almost absurdly high. I perhaps can best sum it up. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. In , just years before he was granted a knighthood for Raising Steam (Discworld Book 40) - Kindle edition by Terry Pratchett. Download it For those of us growing up with Terry Pratchett as a go to author, there is the knowledge that Terry sets the bar almost absurdly high. I perhaps.
In the end I compared it to the last couple of Discworld books: I enjoyed it a little more than Unseen Academicals and a lot more than Snuff, so let's say it's on the low end of three stars. I wonder if all those three stars are earned, though, or if I'm just attached enough to the characters included in this book to be pretty lenient.
I found reading this book a really odd experience; the pacing is pretty choppy, and sometimes makes the book hard I wavered a bit on what score to give this book. I found reading this book a really odd experience; the pacing is pretty choppy, and sometimes makes the book hard to follow, and some of the prose and dialogue seems slightly Dialogue especially. There's also not a huge amount of humour on display to be honest, which wouldn't actually be so much of a problem you could say the same of Night Watch, which I love to pieces , but it doesn't feel like anything particularly fills the absence left.
There don't seem to be any particularly strong overarching themes, which strikes me as criminal in a book supposedly about the industrial revolution. In fact, the way the industrial revolution themes are basically neutered might be the problem: this is a very rosy-glasses kind of book in my opinion, when it could have been a lot more cutting.