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A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction, by Terry Pratchett

A collection of pterry's non-fiction articles (all of them? most? some?) between a single set of covers. There are some very interesting pieces. His reflections on the writing process, and how writing became his career despite academic discouragement, are very interesting. He refers several times to the influence on the young Pratchett of Roy Lewis's The Evolution Man, which I duly got hold of from Brian. His introduction to the latest edition included here, as is his introduction to the reprint of Dave Langford's hilarious The Leaky Establishment.

Given that it's a series of reprints, it's not very surprising that various points and anecdotes get made more than once, and the effect is sometimes a bit repetitive. I had already seen a lot of the best bits, including Neil Gaiman's introduction. Having said that, completists will want to have this, and I too am a completist.
Tags: bookblog 2015, writer: terry pratchett
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