The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
Terry Pratchett, Laura Ellen Andresen
It’s not a game any more . . .
Every town on Discworld knows the stories about rats and pipers, and Maurice – a streetwise tomcat – leads a band of educated ratty friends (and a stupid kid) on a nice little earner. Piper plus rats equals lots and lots of money.
Until they run across someone playing a different tune.
Now he and his rats must learn a new concept: evil . . .
The humour is sophisticated and demands that the reader keep up to speed. A passion for language, wordplay and puns bursts from the pages -- Fiona Lafferty * Daily Telegraph * Excruciatingly funny, ferociously intelligent * Kirkus Reviews * 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 * Alongside the gags and pest-control politics, there are enough complex ideas about nature, nurture and understanding to satisfy a wide audience * Observer * High comedy with unforgettable animal characters. The lightness of Terry Pratchett's wit (especially his word games) makes it easy to underestimate the more serious points of this story -- Julia Eccleshare * Guardian *
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