Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (book review)

This book was for both the Book Awards Challenge and the Four-legged Friends challenge.

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, by Terry Pratchett, is the story of a sly, talking cat named Maurice and his companions, a bunch of rats and a stupid-looking kid named Keith. Maurice is the mastermind behind the biggest pied piper scheme in Discworld. But when he leads Keith and the rats to the town of Bad Blintz, he doesn't know what trouble it's going to cause. Bad Blintz isn't like a normal town... something evil hides here, something that could destroy Maurice's scheme for good.

This book was suspenseful, funny, and dark. It was also a quick read. The characters were well-developed. This was the first book I've read by Terry Pratchett, and I can't wait to read more!

I give this book 10 out of 10 stars.


Jean said...

Someone just recommended the Discworld books to me, noting that I might like the Orangutan Librarian. I might just look into these once November is over. If I only have time for reading OR writing, November is for writing.

Stephanie said...

Nice review Annie!! I have yet to read Terry Pratchett, although I have a whole bunch that I would like to read!! Discworld series is just huge, it's hard to figure out where to start!!

(But I am reading a Pratchett book for your challenge!)

Nymeth said...

I'm happy to hear you liked this one so much! You're right - it's dark and suspenseful and full of amazing characters. I can't wait to see what you think of his other books!

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Booklogged said...

I've only read a couple Pratchett's but loved what I've read.

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