Terry Pratchett takes a surprising --- and undoubtedly delightful --- departure from Discworld with DODGER, a reimagining of Victorian history and literature.
Lately, I've been reading Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching books to my nine-year-old son. It's been fun to revisit the wit and whimsy of Pratchett's fantasy world through his eyes. Although Pratchett is by far best known for his fantasy novels, especially his wildly imaginative creation, Discworld, it's easy to forget that Pratchett is a straight-up outstanding writer regardless of the genre. His latest novel for young people, DODGER, is a delightful reminder of that fact, as Pratchett moves about as far from fantasy as he eve