Date finished: 2016-06-05
When will I be able to read a Pratchett book without missing him? Not yet, clearly. This collects a bunch of nonfiction pieces: reflections on the writing process, on the role and construction of fantasy literature; reminiscences about childhood, journalism, and his job as a nuclear-plant PR writer; sharper and more activist pieces on disappearing orangutans, his Alzheimer's, and assisted dying. Almost every piece is entertaining and the collection is addictive. I especially admire the serious and angry pieces: Pratchett is very good at laying out his arguments in plain and blunt language, and it shows the steel underneath the cuddly humourist exterior.
%T A Slip of the Keyboard %S Collected Nonfiction %A Pratchett, Terry %K essays %G ISBN 978-0-385-53830-5 %I Doubleday %P 307pp %D 2014 %@ 2016-06-05