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Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 11/02/2004
ISBN: 0060758279
Format Reviewed: Hardcover
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Genre:   Nonfiction / Art / Fantasy
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Carisa Weeaks
Reviewer Notes:  

The Art of Discworld
By Terry Pratchett and Paul Kidby

    Discworld – the ingenious creation of Terry Pratchett, has come to life once again in this giant book of sketches and finished works used to give a face to the strange, unique creatures that make up the population of this disc-like world. With the help of Paul Kidby, Pratchett drags us into the world of the strange and inane with his renderings of characters and places in this lovely world and gives us something else to guard with our lives from book-borrowing friends.

     I love this book for two reasons: I love Terry Pratchett and I love being able to go through this massive book and see my imagination as close to his as I’ll ever get. With characters like Death and the members of the Assassins’ Guild…who needs enemies? I love the detail and witty writings about how the characters were created and how they’ve developed identities all their own in the time that Pratchett has been writing about this eccentric world. I recommend this book to all Terry Pratchett fans and dare all of them to try to figure out which of the characters is their favorite – which is something I honestly couldn’t do myself!