I found the story had plenty of charm and enough action to keep me interested, but the language used and the blending in of the Dickens character are what really appealed to me. The narrator does a great job depicting each character, and I could practically smell the sewers.
We (mum & boys 12 and 15) enjoyed the story & performance very much - it's littered with references to Dickens' works, and the details of the sewer-culture and the cockney slang gave the narrative extra appeal.
Very well written.
The incident at the barber-shop.
This book reflects Terry Pratchett's versatility. In fact, it was a very pleasant surprise to find a book that not only is full of humor, romance and many other elements that make of this a very good work, but also, it gave me great satisfaction to read a book where using the English language was a tool rather than a distraction; indeed, Terry Pratchett has immense respect for a language that now is falling in decadence.
Entertaining, fun and enlightening
Solomon is probably my favorite. A man with so much history, humor and heart.
Mr. Briggs does a wonderful job giving eacg character a personality. I love his different accents.
Dodger buying soup for the two street urchins is one. also, some of Dodger and Solomon's interactions.
I love Terry Pratchett. His books are usually so much fun, but there is also humanity. I find myself thinking about the story for weeks afterward.
Yes. Especially if they have not experienced the diskworld books. It's a good tale and I enjoyed it. I know it must be boring for Terry Pratchett to work on a new discworld book, but he is so great at writing them that I look forward to each one.
never read it.
Nation. The Night Watch.
Absolutely, accents do the trick!
When Dodger has an existential crisis about who he is.
Wonderful! Dodger transitions the humor and nuances from Disc World into Victorian England. The story pulls you in with the details of 1800's London adding interest. So great in so many ways. Any fan of Terry Pratchett will love this and so will anyone new to his books.
Thank you so very much! Turning it off was extremely difficult.
LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. Very reminiscent of Discworld, including the irreverence and humorous character portrayals. A sort of alternate-history version for our world. Very true to the times and circumstances of the Victorian era. Gritty, grimy, and squelchy -- you can feel for Dodger in a very real sense. LOVED Stephen Briggs's narration and characterizations - top notch!
Another great Pratchett novel! :D You will not be disappointed.
This is a tremendously enjoyable book. I think it may be one of Prachette's finest. The reader was, of course, excellent, too.
Yes. It's well told and gives a good glimpse of London of the Dickens era
Charles Dickens work - Dodger uses Mr. Dickens character and is in the same time frame
He's always a wonderful reader.
Yes, except one must stop to eat and work and walk the dog.
I would make a present of it to some friends.