Apr 17, 2013

Monstrous Regiment, by Terry Pratchett

Another Pratchett book, thoroughly enjoyed. This is not often a laugh-out-loud read like some of his others have been, but that's mainly because the subject matter is rather more serious than usual. "Monstrous Regiment" deals with feminism, jingoism, misogyny, geopolitics, religion, war, and societal change. Heady stuff for a Pratchett book, and I think he does a very good job of it. The novel is still light-hearted and funny, with characteristic Pratchett wit, but with a bit more of a message behind it. Unfortunately, the occasional editing errors were present, as they often are with mass market Pratchett books. I do wish they'd show the man a little more respect by using a decent copywriter.

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