The first book by Terry Pratchett that I have ever read, and it's all thanks to City Reads - an annual Brighton and Hove citywide reading festival - who chose this book for 2013. I thoroughly enjoyed it and now quite understand how Terry Pratchett has become one of Britain’s best loved writers with worldwide book sales of over 85 million.
In addition to plenty of wit and humour, and some wonderfully drawn and diverse characters, Terry Pratchett also manages to make some profound, insightful and serious comments about human nature. This book is really quite something: funny, touching, original and profound. I look forward to reading more books by Terry Pratchett.