03. November 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Eric, Humor, Memoirs, NonFiction · Tags:

A Slip of the Keyboard by Terry Pratchett, 307 pages, read by Eric, on 10/16/2014

Fans of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels are no strangers to his unique form of satiric humor. In this collection of Pratchett’s non-fiction writing, we are introduced to Sir Terry’s real world, filled with speeches, articles, and never-ending promotional tours. In particular, the tours provide fodder for the most wry, grumpy, and amusing anecdotes. As Neil Gaiman brilliantly observes in the introduction, Terry Pratchett is not a jolly old elf. He does, however, produce some of the best satirical writing on the planet. He also doesn’t come across as mean spirited. This is a wonderful collection!

03. July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Humor, Kira · Tags:

Downton Tabby by Chris Kelly., 80 pages, read by Kira, on 06/28/2014

I had so much fun reading Agent Gates, a parody of Downton Abbey, I decided I needed to read Downton  Tabby.Downton-Tabby-2 This was a fun quick read, with humor not just satirizing the TV series, but also grabbing puns from a variety of sources.

26. March 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Tammy · Tags: , ,

Soul Music by Terry Pratchett, 373 pages, read by Tammy, on 03/24/2012

Soul MusicDiscworld # 16

Death gets preoccupied with the meaning of existence at the same time a living force of music enters Discworld and “Music with Rocks In It” is born. Death’s “granddaughter” discovers who her grandfather is when she suddenly inherits his job. Quite a lot for a young teen to take on, but Susan is up to the challenge especially with some help from Binky and the Death of Rats (yes, it’s a rat in a black cloak with scythe). Lots of fun references to early rock legends like Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Rolling Stones etc., as well as early rock songs. Also, shows how rock and roll changed the culture and everyday life of it’s fans in of course an exaggerated way

23. January 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Tammy · Tags: , ,

Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett, 254 pages, read by Tammy, on 01/06/2012

Moving PicturesDiscworld # 10 Story of the alchemist discovering the secret to making silver film but what is the dark secret of Holy Wood. Lots of puns and allusions to classic movies, actresses, actors, film making, and classic Hollywood in general.

18. January 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Tammy · Tags: , , ,

Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett, 281 pages, read by Tammy, on 01/18/2012

Lords and LadiesBook 14 in the Discworld series, but more importantly the 4th book featuring the witches, Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick and introducing Agnes Nitt. It’s also a fun spoof of a Midsummer’s Night Dream. Leave it to Pratchett to add more layers of humor and satire to one of Shakespeare’s best known comedies.