A Slip of the Keyboard

A Slip of the Keyboard

Collected Nonfiction

Book - 2014
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"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. Snuff was the bestselling adult hardcover novel of 2011. A Blink of the Screen, Terry's short fiction collection, was also one of the bestselling hardcovers of 2012"-- Provided by publisher.
"A collection of essays and other nonfiction spanning Terry Pratchett's entire career, from his early years to the present day. A collection of essays and other nonfiction spanning Terry Pratchett's entire career, from his early years to the present day"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2014]
Edition: First United States Edition
ISBN: 9780385538305
Branch Call Number: 824.914 PRATCHE
Characteristics: xvii, 307 pages ; 24 cm


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Dec 27, 2017

Even my librarian husband was surprised to see that Sir Terry had non-fiction works in print. For those who love the inimitable 'voice' of Terry Pratchett, a whole book full of short articles in that voice is a marvelous find. Sir Terry tells us about his childhood and early career, gives us the dirt about signing tours, and (perhaps most importantly) advocates powerfully for people who suffer from dementia and other incurable diseases.

If you are an adult who loves Pratchett, you'll want to read this book; younger teens and children who love the fun of Discworld may, however, find the unvarnished opinions of the author less amusing than they'd wish.


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