A storm. Rain-lashed city streets. A flash of lightning. A scruffy lad sees a girl leap desperately from a horse-drawn carriage in a vain attempt to escape her captors. Can the lad stand by and let her be caught again? Of course not, because he's . . . Dodger. Seventeen-year-old Dodger may be a... show more
A storm. Rain-lashed city streets. A flash of lightning. A scruffy lad sees a girl leap desperately from a horse-drawn carriage in a vain attempt to escape her captors. Can the lad stand by and let her be caught again? Of course not, because he's . . . Dodger. Seventeen-year-old Dodger may be a street urchin, but he gleans a living from London's sewers, and he knows a jewel when he sees one. He's not about to let anything happen to the unknown girl—not even if her fate impacts some of the most powerful people in England. From Dodger's encounter with the mad barber Sweeney Todd to his meetings with the great writer Charles Dickens and the calculating politician Benjamin Disraeli, history and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking account of adventure and mystery. Beloved and bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett combines high comedy with deep wisdom in this tale of an unexpected coming-of-age and one remarkable boy's rise in a complex and fascinating world.
Publish date: September 13th 2012
Pages no: 360
Edition language: English
Series: Dodger (#1)
Definitely not my favorite Terry Pratchett book, but still a fun read. I loved that it was a story about one of my favorite Dickens' characters, I always thought Dodger deserved his own book! The story was great, as were the characters. Its not as out there or quirky as the Discworld books I have re...
This was my first Terry Pratchett book, and I'm aware that it's not indicative of his typical work. Still, I got to sample the humorous writing style and wordplay that he is known for so well, and I look forward to reading that "voice" put to use on fantasy soon.I intentionally read this book while ...
Dodger by Terry Pratchett If you’re ever in the mood for a cute, light, fluffy, heartwarming story, then you should really think about picking up Dodger. The book’s eponymous protagonist is an orphaned street urchin who lives in Victorian London and works as a “tosher”--that is, someone who goes...
This was a great story with excellent audio narration. The narrator's voice adds so much to the novel. The story is so reminiscent of Dickens (as intended by the author), who is also a character in the novel. The humour is a delight and the story superb.
Set in London in the 1830's, Dodger mixes historical and fictional characters in a very light adventure story. The title character is a Dickensian street hustler who bears some resemblance to the Artful Dodger from Oliver Twist, but not a very close resemblance. Dodger evolves into a sort of Victori...