4 Most Underrated Books of 2016

2016 has been a bit of a year in a lot of ways, but one thing it hasn’t let us down on is the number of quality books that have been published. We’ve already told you about some in other articles, such as my October release line up, but of…

DISCWORLD DISCUSSIONS: The Last Hero (2001)

‘The Last Hero’ is a bit different, as far as Discworlds go, and very exciting. It was published as a ‘Discworld fable’, shorter than the other novels but still the official number twenty seven. The most exciting thing is the fact the book…

7 Most Anticipated Books of October 2016

Did you know that October is a big month for murder books and thrillers? I didn’t either, but it’s a trend that makes sense once you think about it. After all, the nights are closing in and what better way to celebrate that than with some…

DISCWORLD DISCUSSIONS: Thief of Time (2001)

Like its direct predecessor, ‘The Truth’, ‘Thief of Time’ features regularly on a lot of Discworld fan’s favourites list. It is half a part of the Death arc and part totally independent, the monkish main character of Lobsang reminding me a…

DISCWORLD DISCUSSIONS: The Truth (2000)

My much read and battered version of the ‘The Truth’ tells me two things; firstly, the banner on the front cover proudly reminds me it is the twenty-fifth Discworld novel, the first published, appropriately enough, in the new millennium.…

Let’s Examine the Footwear of Folk Fans

Apparently, according to a lot of legit sources – The Daily Mail, Yahoo, our friends at parties after a few drinks – you can tell a lot about a person by the shoes they are wearing. We all know this is mostly true, of course; if someone…

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Sidmouth Folk Week 2016

Sidmouth Folk Week, tucked away down in Devon, is a weeklong celebration of folk music, dance and culture that literally takes over the entire sleepy town in a wave of colourful trousers, questionable footwear and the constant ringing of…

DISCWORLD DISCUSSIONS: Carpe Jugulum (1998)

As I get further into this mad challenge, I find myself having to go back and remind myself of what I said in the last article I wrote about a particular set of characters. I am doing this partly to check that I don’t repeat myself too much…

DISCWORLD DISCUSSIONS: Jingo (1997)

Halfway down page two hundred and thirty one of ‘Jingo’, in the middle of a paragraph about Sam Vimes having an argument with his personal organiser, I reached a milestone in my Discworld re-read. I was halfway through the series and, now I…

3 Reasons Why I Love Sidmouth Folk Week

Folk people are the best kind of people. There’s no group of humans I would rather spend a week with, and I am not even exaggerating when I say that. Sidmouth Folk Week, in the years I have been attending, has opened my eyes to the…

DISCWORLD DISCUSSIONS: Hogfather (1996)

‘Hogfather’ is the book that many people consider to be the jewel in the crown of the Death Arc, perhaps beaten only by ‘Reaper Man’. It certainly has one of the easiest to follow plots of the Death books, which I am supremely grateful for…