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This review is from: The Science of Discworld II: The Globe (Paperback)
I am an avid fan of the discworld series, even though I am not a huge fantasy fan. I had run out of books in the series, so I thought I would give this book a try. I was sorely disappointed. The book is divided into chapters about science, and chapters on the discworld story. I found the science section to be rambling and useless, completely unlike such offerings as Bill Bryson's A short history of nearly everything. I would have accepted this if the narrative was good, but it was lacking in the usual Pratchett irony. One problem may have been that it is a return to the Wizard characters of the early discworld books, who have faded in favor of Sam Vines and other characters. I feel that these characters are far more superficial- humor coming from their idiocy, rather than the irony of situation or the implied commentary on current events.