Tuesday, November 11, 2014
1) Pratchett, Terry. The Compleat Ankh-Morpork. 2012. Doubleday. Hardbound: 128 pages. Price: $39.95 U.S.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: A brand-new street directory of Discworld city Ankh-Morpork complete with a beautifully illustrated pull-out map.
'There's a saying that all roads lead to Ankh-Morpork. And it's wrong. All roads lead away from Ankh-Morpork, but sometimes people just walk along the wrong way.'
Ankh-Morpork! City of One Thousand Surprises (according to the famous publication by the Guild of Merchants)! All human life is here! Although, if it walks down the wrong alley, often quite briefly!
This is the city celebrated in Terry Pratchett's bestselling Discworld series as you've never seen it before. A stunning map and comprehensive street directory covering each and every district from Unseen University to the Shades, major landmarks like the Patrician's Palace to little-known, er, nooks like Dwarf Bread Museum in Whirligig Alley. See the notorious establishments and famous streets along which so many heroes have walked, in some cases quite hurriedly. As leading Ankh-Morpork entrepreneur CMOT Dibbler would say, 'A nip at any price -- and that's cutting our own throat. Well, close.'
RECOMMENDATION: A must have for Discworld fans!