Author: Terry Pratchett
Pratchett has a strong command of his situations and characters. Pratchett has been recommended to me in conversation a lot over the last few years.
Did I start with the wrong book?
Thud! deals wiith the efforts of a Chief of Police to stop a regularly scheduled war from ripping apart civilization. Many silly things then ensue that involve story reading to children, fine art by deranged men, and unlikely friendships between eventually naked and muddy women.
Pratchett is usually recommended to me in the same breath as comes praise for Neil Gaiman. In Thud! I did not find Gaiman's uncommon depth of feeling or patience.
Please, someone, tell me I read the wrong Pratchett novel. Thud! is a pretty good book, a fast read, and a very welcome companion on my really long flight from Philadelphia. But it didn't live up to the level of expectation I was given. What other one should I read?