A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Nonfiction
A collection of essays and other non fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from his early years to the present day. Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series -- but in recent years he has... show more
A collection of essays and other non fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from his early years to the present day.
Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series -- but in recent years he has become equally well-known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer's research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together for the first time the finest examples of Pratchett's non fiction writing, both serious and surreal: from musings on mushrooms to what it means to be a writer (and why banana daiquiris are so important); from memories of Granny Pratchett to speculation about Gandalf's love life, and passionate defences of the causes dear to him.
With all the humour and humanity that have made his novels so enduringly popular, this collection brings Pratchett out from behind the scenes of the Discworld to speak for himself -- man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orangutans and Dignity in Dying.
Publish date: 2014-09-23
Pages no: 337
Edition language: English
”My name is Terry Pratchett and I am the author of a very large number of inexplicably popular fantasy novels.Contrary to popular belief, fantasy is not about making things up. The world is stuffed full of things. It is impossible to invent any more. No, the role of fantasy as defined by G. K. Chest...
Sir Terry Pratchett's shorter works of non-fiction i.e. transcripts of speeches and newspaper articles.Interesting and sad.
Sir Terry Pratchett OBE died on the 12th of March, 2015, at the age of 66 from a rare form of Alzheimers. He wrote over 40 novels and was the creator of one of the greatest fictional worlds; Discworld.When I was 12 I read my first Discworld and I hated it. It was The Colour of Magic and, from memory...
Seriously. I got the hardback first edition. And I read this book on the 12 March, only to read of the news of his passing. The forward by Neil Gaiman is good and personal. The bits about him as a writer on signing tours is a lot of fun to learn how to handle a writer. and what treatment had...
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley. I should note, however, that I pre-ordered the book before I got the digital ARC. It came the day before I sat down to write this review. Perhaps in recent years, Pratchett has come to wider attention because of his activism in the right to die moveme...