This review is more like a little blurb, mostly because my thoughts on his book are not easily explained, and also because I don't want to spoil the book in any way so I need to be careful. I have never read any of the Discworld books before and although they are all part of an existing series, you can read them independently. It's not as good that way (I'm one that wants to read chronologically) but it can be done.
This book is laugh out loud funny and one thing is certain...Terry Pratchett is one of the wittiest writers I've ever read! The writing style reminds me of a favorite movie, Young Frankenstein, and at one point I think I snorted Pepsi from my nose. My recommendation: Go back to the beginning and read the entire series. At least that's what I'm doing!
Here's just a taste of that clever dialogue:
“Never seen that before,” said a wine waiter beside her.
“Seen what before?”
“Seen his lordship drinking. He doesn't even drink wine.”
Glenda looked at the skinny black figure and said, enunciating carefully,” When you say he does not drink wine, do you mean he does not drink wine, or he does not drink...wine?”
“He doesn't have a bloody drink. That's all I'm saying. That's Lord Vetinari, that is. He's got ears everywhere.”
"I can only see two, but he's quite handsome, in a way.”
Wicked sense of humor and I am now on the hunt for the other Discworld books!
*This book was sent to me by the publishers for the express purpose of being reviewed.
*Reviewed by Anna Dougherty for Bite Club.