Friday, December 14, 2012
Book Review: Dodger
AUTHOR: Terry Pratchett
PUBLISHED: September 2012
GENRE: Retellingish, Historical Fiction, Drama
PREMISE: Dodger is a young thief who gets caught up in politics when he helps out a damsel in distress who is more then she appears...
MY REVIEW: Dodger is a hard novel to describe (as are most Terry Pratchett books in fact). It is sort of a retelling in that it involves Dodger, a character from Oliver Twist or at least involves a person who serves as a inspiration for Dodger. But it is also a original historical fiction novel that only Pratchett could come up with.
Enjoyment of Dodger will probably depend on just how much you enjoy Terry Pratchett's writing. Thankfully I enjoy it very much. I love writers with dry wit who use that wit to coment on social issues and society itself and Pratchett does that with all his books. Dodger is a funny historical novel with a interesting main protagonist. I don't think it would be possible to hate this book unless you just don't like historical fiction (I've heard a rumor that such people exist...).
Personally I really liked this book even though I realize that there's a chance it won't be for everyone. I recomend it mostly to Terry Pratchett fans and historical fiction fans.
WHO SHOULD READ: Terry Pratchett fans, Oliver Twist fans, historical fiction fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five sly thieves