Saturday, May 24, 2008

Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett

I love reading Terry Pratchett's Discworld books because they are funny. In this book Something, magic that is not of wizards, is influencing the area known as Holy Wood and drawing people there. A group of alchemists, drawn there, have invented clicks or moving pictures. It is soon apparent to Victor and Ginger, the most popular actors in Holy Wood, thanks to Gaspode the talking dog, that dark forces are behind this over night popularity of clicks and want to take over the Discworld. The fight to save Discworld is dramatic and funny. Hollywood references abound.

This, like all the Discworld books, is a parody and a fantasy. It was not my favorite book in the series but I enjoyed it all the same. If you have not read any of these books I suggest you start with The Color of Magic, The Truth or Guards! Guards!



Tash said...

thanks for your comment on my PVDP blog. I'm esp. glad that it gave me a chance to find your site. I'm a reader too and will love reading your reviews. Thanks!

Medbie said...

I'm totally addicted to this man! I've read all his Discworld books and am anxiously awaiting the new one (to be released in September). It's wonderful to meet another Pratchett fan!

rohit said...

Must be an enjoyable read Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and orignal, this book is going in by "to read" list.