Is Discworld ready for educated rats? Set in the Discworld, a brand new and marvellously eccentric fantasy tale for young readers. Maurice, an amazing cat, who has survived four years on the toughest streets in the whole of the Discworld, reckons ...
that rats are dumb. Clever, OK, but dumb. Maurice, however, is smart smart enough to recognize that there's a new kind of rat around; rats that have been eating wizards' rubbish and can now talk. And Maurice is also smart enough to get a pretty amazing idea when he spots a kid playing the flute. Now he has his very own Pied Piper to go with his "plague of rats". And Maurice's money-bags are getting fuller and fuller. That is, until the group reaches the far flung village of Bad Blintz.
I have to admit that I struggled a bit to get into this book; the first chapters are entertaining but not too amazing, but once the Rat King appears, the tone and the rhythm rise a lot. Then, it is a great adventure written in Terry Pratchett's
..." usual style, funny but vaguely creepy. Not a children book, maybe it could justify the use of the awful expression "young adults" as the intended target. Whichever the target, anyway, it is a really good read. And some of the "usual" Discworld characters make an appearance. To mention one... well, I guess I only need to write SQUEAK.Continua...Nascondi
A very good book. Refreshing, in a sense.After more than 20 Discworld books, I have to admit stories with the usual cast of characters start to wear thin. That's why a change is very welcome.Mind you: it's always the Discworld, and it's always
..." it's always Pratchett. This is both good and bad at the same time, for the reasons above. Nonetheless, books like this one are refreshing: it's a little like discovering Pratchett for the first time. Again.Continua...Nascondi