Raising Steam

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2014 - FICTION - 384 pages
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Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man with a flat cap and a sliding rule. He has produced a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements--earth, air, fire, and water--and it's soon drawing astonished crowds.
     To the consternation of Ankh-Morpork's formidable Patrician, Lord Vetinari, no one is in charge of this new invention. This needs to be rectified, and who better than the man he has already appointed master of the Post Office, the Mint, and the Royal Bank: Moist von Lipwig. Moist is not a man who enjoys hard work--unless it is dependent on words, which are not very heavy and don't always need greasing. He does enjoy being alive, however, which makes a new job offer from Vetinari hard to refuse.
     Moist will have to grapple with gallons of grease, goblins, a fat controller with a history of throwing employees down the stairs, and some very angry dwarfs if he's going to stop it all from going off the rails . . .

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Sure it has a good plot. - Goodreads
This is not a good starting point for the series. - Goodreads
The pacing are different, the jokes not as rapid fire. - Goodreads
But it has always been by using parody. - Goodreads
And some of the characterization seemed off. - Goodreads
Dodger showed the same change of pace. - Goodreads

Review: Raising Steam (Discworld #40)

User Review  - Lucy - Goodreads

latest in the lengthy series about the Discworld where magic works. A mechanical-minded tinkerer has invented a workable steam engine and brought it to the great city of Ankh-Morpork. Meanwhile, some ... Read full review

Review: Raising Steam (Discworld #40)

User Review  - Allan Krummenacker - Goodreads

Mr. Pratchett's latest offering to us is a wonderful read, in my opinion. I've seen other reviews where people lamented that his declining health was clearly showing in this book saying things like ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the globally bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Color of Magic, was published in 1983. Raising Steam is his fortieth Discworld novel. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen; he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, and was awarded a knighthood for services to literature. After falling out with his keyboard, he now talks to his computer. Occasionally, these days, it answers back.


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