Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This might not be the best Discworld book (that honor goes - IMVHO - to Hogfather) but it's a worthy entry in the series. For some reason Pratchett has been focusing on Moist and his running of various national enterprises (the mint... the bank... and now railways), giving characters like DEATH, the Watch and the wizards cameo roles.
How Moist gets the job running the railways, and a Luddite-esque reaction to this new technology (not to mention the clacks and other changes in Discworld life) is the focus here. This subseries is less humorous than the others subs, less laugh-out-loud funny than provoking the occasional chuckle. If the series were only about Moist's doings this would be a 5, which is why I gave it that rating but in terms of the series overall, it was more like a 3. Still, any Pratchett is welcome, right?
ARC provided by publisher.