Review of 'The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents'

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett

amazing_maurice_and_his_educated_rodents.jpg Maurice has it made in the shade: A talking, intelligent cat with an equally intelligent (ant talking) group of rats along with a rather dim young boy with a pipe. They go into a town, have the rats terrorize the populace then offer to rid the rats using the young boy.

Except in Bad Blintz things were different. No rats that they can find and what seems like overly successful set of rat catchers…never mind the voice they keep hearing in their heads. What is going on?

A fun romp from the late Terry Pratchett. While ostensibly aimed at children there are certainly some fairly violent and rough elements in the book (the rats being torn apart by dogs comes to mind). I found it amusing and very entertaining if a bit long (for what it is).

Rating: “Really good but I have some issues”

Review Date: 2015-04-24

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Random House Children

Publication Date: 1988

ISBN: 9780552151429

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