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A todo vapor I was troubled while reading this book Where were the characters I loved I could see them there on the page Vetinari, Moist, Adora belle etc but their names could have been interchangeable Their personalities were a blur I recognise Sir Terry s struggle with his health, but I get the distinct impression that someone else, with a lesser grasp of the intricacies of this fantastical world, is wielding the pen So to speak One sentence stood out to me just this morning Tak never mentioned th I was troubled while reading this book Where were the characters I loved I could see them there on the page Vetinari, Moist, Adora belle etc but their names could have been interchangeable Their personalities were a blur I recognise Sir Terry s struggle with his health, but I get the distinct impression that someone else, with a lesser grasp of the intricacies of this fantastical world, is wielding the pen So to speak One sentence stood out to me just this morning Tak never mentioned that dwarfs should cover their faces in the society of their friends It struck Rhys that this practice was deliberately provocative and, of course, disdainful Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett.We know how incisive Sir Terry can be regarding politics, religion and so forth But it has always been by using parody This direct comment, without his usual humour or satire struck me as a little sharp.Unfortunately, this was not how I wished to say goodbye to the Discworld and the characters I fell in love with, but if future novels will just mangle the memories I have, perhaps it is best I farewell here The penultimate novel in the Discworld series.Truth be told, I very much enjoyed our little adventure with Moist von Lipwig, he of the scandalous and dangerous success, literally coming from the gallows a few books back to become an efficacious leader of the post office, the mint and the bank But throughout the book, there was always the needling sense that we were drawing to the end, that there was only one book left after this one That as I read each page, thinking of Sir Terry typing away, The penultimate novel in the Discworld series.Truth be told, I very much enjoyed our little adventure with Moist von Lipwig, he of the scandalous and dangerous success, literally coming from the gallows a few books back to become an efficacious leader of the post office, the mint and the bank But throughout the book, there was always the needling sense that we were drawing to the end, that there was only one book left after this one That as I read each page, thinking of Sir Terry typing away, that the infinite world of the Discworld had a finite last page approaching.It was bound to happen Pratchett has been teasing us with the industrial revolution series within the Discworld series, books like Moving Pictures, The Truth, and Going Postal an evolving and brave new world on the Discworld And who better to lead the way than Moist, who Lord Vetinari said could accomplish the impossible And how about these two for a wink and a nod from old Pratchett, the political leader trained as an assassin and the executive a former crook A tinkerer develops a train on the Discworld and rails start going down everywhere Like in our own spinning sphere, locomotion brings the world together, people like to travel to see new lands, merchants like to ship their goods fast and cheap Pratchett surveys the changing land and notes in the sub plot how the times are a changing for most races on top of old A Tuin The dwarves are reluctantly catching up to the times and ancient superstitions and prejudices are unraveling In this way, Pratchett makes note of social, cultural and economic trends in both our worlds.Another fun Discworld book, and now sigh on to The Shepherd s Crown and the end OK, 4.6 rounded up I ve seen a lot of reviews here that panned this book but seemed to be doing so mostly because it wasn t what they wanted it to be Too little of this, too much of that Pfui Authors get to write whatever they want To me, this one s about Moist and the Discworld growing up, maturing And I suspect it s a wish that Roundworld would too The retro grags sure felt like the U.S Tea Party, but not so specifically that readers in other countries couldn t recognize their fringe OK, 4.6 rounded up I ve seen a lot of reviews here that panned this book but seemed to be doing so mostly because it wasn t what they wanted it to be Too little of this, too much of that Pfui Authors get to write whatever they want To me, this one s about Moist and the Discworld growing up, maturing And I suspect it s a wish that Roundworld would too The retro grags sure felt like the U.S Tea Party, but not so specifically that readers in other countries couldn t recognize their fringe conservatives too Not enough conflict Surely the whole point of the book is that some technologies are just so transformative that it is impossible to resist them, and as such there won t be as much conflict I rather like the way Vetinari seems not to care anythat the audience can see the strings by which he controls everything He has a girlfriend in Uberwald and doesn t care who knows it Speaking of Vetinari, the I won t spoil it about him at the end didn t work for me And I was underwhelmed by the solution for the weak bridge at the end It only barely holds together, and surely wouldn t stand close examination Despite rumours that Moist will move to taxes next, I have to think this is the last Moist novel I Shall Wear Midnight might have been the last Tiffany Aching Vimes might have one adventure left, and maybe we can see Nanny and Granny one last time Beyond that, what s left to talk about And I wouldn t blame TP a bit of he decided that there is no really good way to wind up the story of the witches it might be better just to leave it Unseen Academicals probably wraps it up for the wizards Maybe we can revisit Death again, perhaps by having one or two of the major characters cash in their chips Again, I wouldn t be surprised or disappointed if TP decided not to go there Or can we resolve Captain Carrot s situation, and let a few key players retire Whatever happens, I hope TP finds one or twostories for us in his wonderful world Maybe he can go sideways and give us another standalone like Monstrous Regiment Whatever happens, thank you, Sir Terry, it s been a wonderful ride and you have brought a great deal of happiness to my life I hope there s A young man invents the steam engine and the train and railroad soon follow Lord Vetinari feels the winds of change blowing and puts Moist von Lipwig in charge of the burgeoning railway industry But not everyone likes the idea of progressHere we are, the 40th Discworld book Even after 40 books, I forget how clever Terry Pratchett is the time between volumes I wasn t sold on this at first The grag subplot felt disjointed and it seemed like old Pratch might have been going off the rails T A young man invents the steam engine and the train and railroad soon follow Lord Vetinari feels the winds of change blowing and puts Moist von Lipwig in charge of the burgeoning railway industry But not everyone likes the idea of progressHere we are, the 40th Discworld book Even after 40 books, I forget how clever Terry Pratchett is the time between volumes I wasn t sold on this at first The grag subplot felt disjointed and it seemed like old Pratch might have been going off the rails Then the rhythm caught and soon it was full steam ahead.Moist and Vetinari were in fine form I was also pleased to see Vimes, Harry King, Lao Tze, Mustrum Ridcully, and other old favorites make appearances The fascination with the Iron Girder and the rest of the trains was completely understandable since I m part of the large segment of the male population that is oddly fascinated with trains.The goblins acclimating to life in Ankh Morpork was another nice touch The usual Discworld social commentary is present, as is the usual making me grin like a jackass I even enjoyed the dwarfish subplot as I drew near the end, although it still seemed a little off.It s not the best Discworld book out there but even on his worst day, Terry Pratchett always manages to keep me entertained Four out of five stars I couldn t have imagined that a day would come when this is to be said of Sir Pratchett, but sadly, I must say that he disappoints with this one All the usual ingredients are present, the City Watch, the Tyrant, the Turtle, the rolls, dwarfs and goblins, as are the smart alecy quips and puns and double entendres, but, Where is the Plot, the Enticing Tale Even the pleasure that the exploration of an idea for its own sake provides, such as in Long Earth, is completely missing here The only exci I couldn t have imagined that a day would come when this is to be said of Sir Pratchett, but sadly, I must say that he disappoints with this one All the usual ingredients are present, the City Watch, the Tyrant, the Turtle, the rolls, dwarfs and goblins, as are the smart alecy quips and puns and double entendres, but, Where is the Plot, the Enticing Tale Even the pleasure that the exploration of an idea for its own sake provides, such as in Long Earth, is completely missing here The only excitement spread over all those pages is that the steam engine and hence railway locomotion has arrived in the Discworld The question is, are we feeling excited enough by this as readers, again, sad to write this, No An now I am struggling to finish it, only out of deference to this usually superb author Terry Pratchett is a writer with a timebomb ticking in his head Although this is common knowledge, you have to be a very close reader to notice the strain this exerts on him Pratchett has written his very best work in the period just before his embuggerance Monstruous regiment, the wee free men trilogy notice here I do not include I shall wear midnight , Thud, going postal en making money are all fenomenally good Unseen academicals on the other hand, heralds the change in Pratchetts writi Terry Pratchett is a writer with a timebomb ticking in his head Although this is common knowledge, you have to be a very close reader to notice the strain this exerts on him Pratchett has written his very best work in the period just before his embuggerance Monstruous regiment, the wee free men trilogy notice here I do not include I shall wear midnight , Thud, going postal en making money are all fenomenally good Unseen academicals on the other hand, heralds the change in Pratchetts writing It follows Nation, an unusual intermission in Pratchetts discworld series The change was there but only barely visible In I shall wear midnight this change slowly emergedunto the surface and in Snuff it bobbed up and didn t go under Dodger showed the same change of pace.The change being Less and less dialogue,painting of the scenery, More dutiful telling of the tale, less trapdoors that suddenly open under your feet as you try to follow the plot Pratchett is deliberately misspelling out for you Raising Steam promises to be a grand gathering of a whole lot of the Disc world family Moist von Lipwig, Adora Belle Dearheart, Sam Vimes, Lord Vetinari, The Low King, the new found goblins from Snuff It is clear that Pratchett is bringing the threads from at least four disc world novels together Thud,Snuff,Going Postal and Making Money Blatantly absent is captain Carrott, who is not even mentioned in the story, which is a bit odd, considering that captain Angua, his beloved Werewolf girlfriend of old, briefly appears So, a story that takes the follow up of these exceptionally well written novels to a new height Unfortunately this is not the case Yes, it is a real Pratchett Sure it has a good plot But it lacks the chilling surprises of Thud The brilliant dialogues of Moist in going Postal and making money have paled a little Even the razorsharp conversations with Vetinari are getting stale Is it a badly written novel No It still contains a strong story about the invention of the steam engine The grand finale with the coming out of the Low King, already hinted at at the end of Thud is powerful It is just not as grippingly good as the aforementioned novels But it s fun to read, and although not Pratchett s best work, it is actually far far better than a lot of other books, published today I am ready for number 41 I honestly didn t even finish this book It was just so dreadfully boring I made it about 80% through and I only got that far because I love Terry Pratchett and wanted to persevere and then just gave up The dialogue is terrible, the narrative lacks any kind of rhythm its just and then and then and then and then and worst of all the characters are unrecognizable Moist, Vimes and Vetinari are probably my 3 favourite characters in the entire mythos they don t behave like themselves, and I honestly didn t even finish this book It was just so dreadfully boring I made it about 80% through and I only got that far because I love Terry Pratchett and wanted to persevere and then just gave up The dialogue is terrible, the narrative lacks any kind of rhythm its just and then and then and then and then and worst of all the characters are unrecognizable Moist, Vimes and Vetinari are probably my 3 favourite characters in the entire mythos they don t behave like themselves, and they don t behave like real people Such a disappointing book My husband Simon and I were taking the train into Chicago to see a dance performance The journey is about 1 hour, 20 minutes and I wasn t sure we could sustain a conversation that long having been married now for 34 years, so, I racked my brain for an audiobook we could enjoy together I have a widget Simon calls a splitter which I plug into my iPod and it enables us to connect two set of earbuds, one for each of us I chose Raising Steam, as I had recently loved listening to it and I tho My husband Simon and I were taking the train into Chicago to see a dance performance The journey is about 1 hour, 20 minutes and I wasn t sure we could sustain a conversation that long having been married now for 34 years, so, I racked my brain for an audiobook we could enjoy together I have a widget Simon calls a splitter which I plug into my iPod and it enables us to connect two set of earbuds, one for each of us I chose Raising Steam, as I had recently loved listening to it and I thought that Simon, an engineer, would love it also So far, about half way through as of 12 15, he is enthralled Update 12 28 19, I waited patiently for Simon s thoughts review and today he sent me an email, which I will include, as is Dear Julie,These are some of the thoughts I came away with from listening to this Terry Pratchett book, Raising Steam There seems to be a social commentary that draws a parallel to our own world interspersing ideas of social reform such as providing housing and adequate salaries for the workers.The development of Iron Girder demonstrates an engineering quest for continuous improvement The realization of the significant contribution of the Railway upon society such as being able to transport food, goods and people quickly My take is that they realize they become dependent on his invention, but very few are able to fully understand how it works Draw a comparison with the advent of the Internet today Most use it daily and rely heavily on it but few are able to completely understand how it works.The story describes the actions of those that want to thwart it claiming that the status quo shouldn t be changed and they aren t ready for the railway Another comparison could be to our own society There are those, perhaps the elitist sections of society, that prefer people are unable to travel so easily and that a devided society is a conquered society In his story the importance of the Klax is emphasized and again, I see the comparison of the Internet today with ideas and news rapidly reaching a global audienceThe concept of gender identity and male female roles is explored and when a significant person comes out , it encourages others to do so This is a great read and can be used to open up discussions in groups about our current socio economic situations.I d give it 4 5 or 5 5I ll try and get cracking on Caging Skies Love,Simon El progreso ha llegado al Mundodisco a lomos de una locomotora de vapor Sus habitantes acuden en masa a admirar el revolucionario prodigio de la t cnica, obra de un joven inventor autodidacta llamado Dick Simnel Inmediatamente, lord Vetinari decide apropiarse de la m quina y nombra a H medo von Mustachen, su hombre para todo, responsable de la operaci n Entretanto estalla una revuelta pol tica entre los enanos, que planean atentar contra su rey y sabotear el ferrocarril Von Mustachen tendr que esquivar muchos escollos para evitar que todo descarrileDesde hace m s de tres d cadas, Terry Pratchett ha fascinado a millones de lectores de todo el mundo con sus novelas fant sticas, divertidas y sat ricas ambientadas en el Mundodisco, un universo fant stico profundamente original que guarda un sospechoso parecido con el nuestro A todo vapor es la cuadrag sima entrega de esta serie tan emblem tica y longeva como popular, cuyo siguiente y ltimo volumen se public en ingl s en agosto dey saldr en castellano enNo solo resulta ser un aut ntico placer para los lectores, como las entregas anteriores, sino que tambi n nos da un nuevo y original ejemplo del sentido del humor, la imaginaci n y la capacidad cr tica de Terry Pratchett para retratar, sin perder la sonrisa, los vicios de nuestra sociedad While some people say that this book did not deliver on the same level of expectation as Pratchett s earlier works, it is my opinion that this book is so muchdeveloped and gripping than his other books The humour that is displayed still follows the same structure of parody.Personally, I loved the whole stories of Moist, and found that there was no Pratchett book that I lovedthan Going Postal , but Raising Steam still delivers a high standard for creativity and genius.The way that P While some people say that this book did not deliver on the same level of expectation as Pratchett s earlier works, it is my opinion that this book is so muchdeveloped and gripping than his other books The humour that is displayed still follows the same structure of parody.Personally, I loved the whole stories of Moist, and found that there was no Pratchett book that I lovedthan Going Postal , but Raising Steam still delivers a high standard for creativity and genius.The way that Pratchett makes everything fit together so nicely and bring back to life characters that have become dear to us is excellent, and it is ingenious in the ways that the man has made the characters developof a personality The ways that all these people have stories of their past lives revealed is done so well I could go on and give away specific examples of all this, but for those people who have the same kind of love for Discworld as I do I will leave you with no hints or spoilers.This novel was a great achievement by Pratchett and he should be commended for his deliverance of books of such quality, especially with the challenges in his life, his alzheimers, we should marvel at his skill Age shall not weary Terry Pratchett, and I for one hope that he lives forever.One thing I was disappointed with was the fact that Terry Pratchett didn t follow on from the end of Making Money He left you knowing at the end that Moist would eventually become the tax collector This, however, did not follow on from that, and I found that a little disappointing

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