Review of 'The Carpet People'

The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett

A special edition of Terry Pratchett's first novel: The Carpet People (published initially when he was 17) this edition has been edited by the more experienced Pratchett of the modern day.

The story is enjoyable and very light as we follow two Munrung brothers who set out on an adventure after Fray sweeps across their village. The story shows the beginnings of the trademark irony in Pratchett's work as we follow these inhabitants of the “Carpet” which is home to many different tribes and species. The Mouls have come up through the dark and mysterious Underlay and taken over several important cities – Can the small band of travelers do anything about it? It is amusing to spot exactly what is being referred to with regards to the whole Carpet ecology.

This is a fun, light read to wile away an hour or so but don't expect the brilliance of Pratchett's later work. The style is enjoyable and very readable which I can only assume is the result of Pratchett's recent editing.

Rating: “It is OK but I have some issues”

Review Date: 2006-11-26

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Doubleday

Publication Date: 2005

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