All posts tagged: ripley

The Mastery of Sir Terry Pratchett

I remember waking up at some ungodly hour in the morning on that terrible day, and unable to sleep, I checked my twitter and read the news of his death. Suffice to say, I didn’t get much sleep that night. The passing of Sir Terry Pratchett is such a loss to literature. The Discworld series was truly unique and it’s hard to believe that there will never be any more of them written. As I said, a true loss. His work is so wonderful, and all his books deserve covers such as these. Unforunately, only half the series has been released in these editions, released by Gollancz, but the rest of the series is owned by a different publisher. It would be nice if we could see some kind of collaboration to complete this amazing collection. You can get them here: The Unseen University Collection: The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic, Sourcery, Moving Pictures, Eric  The Death Collection: Hogfather, Mort, Reaper Man, Soul Music The City Watch Collection: Jingo, Guards! Guards!, Feet of Clay, Men at Arms, Interesting Times The Witches Collection: Equal Rites, Wyrd Sisters, Witches …

The magic of stories

“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.” ― Roald Dahl, Matilda You can get this beautiful copy of Matilda here

Book Review: John Dies at the End and This Book is full of Spiders; Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch it.

“Solving the following riddle will reveal the awful secret behind the universe, assuming you do not go utterly mad in the attempt. If you already happen to know the awful secret behind the universe, feel free to skip ahead.” These books may seem like a strange choice for my first review here on WordPress; they aren’t new, or particularly popular. They are firmly rooted in the ‘weird fiction’ category. I can see why people wouldn’t be rushing to pick them up, but let me tell you, those people are fools. These books are fantastic.