09 December 2012

A Blink of the Screen; Terry Pratchett

A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter FictionA Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After the semi-disappointing Dodger, words cannot express my happiness at this short story collection!

Starting when Sir Terry is 13, we get a chronological collection that shows his talent expanding and growing. Some stories were written for specific collections ("Incubust" is a great example) while others were clearly the germ of other ideas ("Rincemangle"). And then there are the Discworld short stories... Granted, the playing cards don't really qualify as a short story (and that was probably the slightest piece in the collection, imvho), but who cares?

And DEATH is there! Not just on Discworld!! DEATH!!!!!

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