I haven’t had a chance to read this yet, but I’m being lazy with my reviews this week, and linking to The Guardian‘s review, here. Sounds excellent.
My real reason for posting on it this week is because of the recent talk given by pTerry at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, in which he discusses both Nation and the book he is currently writing. It’s interesting for beginner writers to hear professional writers talk about writing: talking about, for example, really enjoying writing a scene (that’s right! All editing advice to the contrary, a scene can be good even if you had fun writing it…you don’t have to kill all your darlings) and talking about their characters as if these fictional creations had an independent life.
The link’s here, and it’s good listening for fans, for writers, and for anyone interested, really (Nation is not a Discworld book and should appeal to a broad audience, both children and adults).
Nation will be published in Australia on 1 October. Interested? Buy the hardback from Fishpond.com.au for less than paperback price!