Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (113): Dodger by Terry Pratchett

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publish Date: September 25, 2012

Publisher Description

A thrilling new tale of adventure, bravery, and wit from the beloved, multi-award-winning New York Times bestseller Sir Terry Pratchett!

In an alternative London, ruled by the young Queen Victoria, an enterprising lad can find adventure and opportunity-if he is very smart, and very, very lucky. Dodger has the brains, the luck-and the cheek-to scrape by on his own.

Everyone knows Dodger, and everyone likes Dodger. Which is a good thing, because life for a boy on the streets is anything but easy. And it's about to get seriously complicated as a simple haircut turns momentous when Dodger unknowingly puts a stop to the murderous barber Sweeney Todd.

From Dodger's encounters with fictional villains to his meetings with Darwin, Disraeli, and Dickens, history and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking tale of adventure and mystery, unexpected coming-of-age, and one remarkable boy's rise in a complex and fascinating world.

Beloved and bestselling author Terry Pratchett writes at the height of his powers, combining high comedy with deep wisdom, to the delight of fans old and new.

Why Jessica wants to read this: I've always heard great things about Terry Pratchett and I love alternative worlds!

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  1. That looks interesting, haven't heard of that one before!

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  2. I love Pratchett's Discworld series, but haven't had any luck with his work outside that universe. Nice pick, though!

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  3. Is the first time that I heard of it, it sounds interesting.
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  4. I haven't read anything by Pratchett yet but I've heard nothing but raves.

  5. I'm a big fan of alternative worlds! Great pick :)

  6. I haven't read anything from this author either but this one sounds good!

  7. I've never heard of that book, but it looks interesting. Thanks for stopping by!!

  8. I haven't heard of this series, but it sounds interesting. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

  9. Oooh! This does sound interesting. Great choice!

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  10. Looks like a cute read! Thanks for stopping by my WoW :)

  11. Ive never read any Terry Prachett. Maybe I'll give them a try :)

  12. You always have interesting book choices, I love it!

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  13. Okay, so you're not the one to go to to see what Terry Pratchett book to start with. Well this does sound great. I know very little about Sweeney Todd except from what I've read online. Now I know a little more, murderous barber. Okay. This sounds really good. Different, alternate world but still one foot in the real world. I like it. Great pick!


  14. Oh cool! I hadn't heard of this one but I love Pratchett's Discworld and I'd love to read about another one of his worlds.


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