The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents : (Discworld Novel 28)

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It's a rat-eat-rat world ...Every town on Discworld knows the stories about rats and pipers, and Maurice - a streetwise tomcat with his very own plague of rats - has the perfect insider-dealing scam going. Until he runs across someone playing a different tune. Now he and his rats must learn a new concept: evil. And it's time for everyone to stop relying on stories and to start using independent thought ...show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 20mm | 225g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 055215783X
  • 9780552157834
  • 264,545

About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. His fortieth Discworld novel, Raising Steam, was published in 2013. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015. www.terrypratchett.co.uk @terryandrobshow more

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"An enticing and occasionally gory introduction to the master of flat earth... proves that the Pied Piper of Hamelin was a front for an insider-dealing scam... alongside the gags and pest-control politics, there are enough complex ideas about nature, nurture and understanding to satisfy a wide audience" Observer "One of Terry Pratchett's funniest creations of recent years ... It all adds up to a wonderful book - hilarious, brilliantly constructed and, especially towards its conclusion, shot through with an edginess to balance the laughs" SFX "The humour is sophisticated and demands that the reader keep up to speed. A passion for language, wordplay and puns bursts from the pages" Daily Telegraph "Ethically challenging, beautifully orchestrated" Guardian "An astonishing novel ... I marvelled at the ferociousness of the humour, and the willingness to go into dark places ... Were Terry not demonstrably a master craftsman already, The Amazing Maurice might be considered his masterpiece" Financial Timesshow more

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28,540 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 35% (9,902)
4 39% (11,121)
3 22% (6,284)
2 4% (1,055)
1 1% (178)
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