Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Dodger

By: Terry Pratchett
Location: FIC PRA
Genre:  Sir Pratchett- he is his own!

My nephew has a hero to beat all heros'- Pratchett! So in honour of my nephew and of the ultra incredibleness of Sir Terry Pratchett, I buy all books with his name on the front. This one- is as good as Nation- which  I liked the best!

Dodger is a tosher - a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. Everyone who is nobody knows Dodger. Anyone who is anybody doesn't. But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to know him. And Dodger's tale of skulduggery, dark plans and even darker deeds begins...

So continues the legacy of Pratchett, this book was published in 2012 and was in a list of the top 25 Youth Fiction books your library must have.

Jeanette from Goodreads sums it up this way..
I say that Terry Pratchett has written a wonderful romp through early-Victorian London. Our hero, Dodger, teams up with Charlie Dickens and John Mayhew, both men who worked hard to improve the lot of London’s poor, to help a young lady caught in a difficult situation. Along the way, Dodger encounters, and rubs elbows with, many notables of the period, including Robert Peel, Mr. Disraeli, and Angela Burdett-Coutts. They are all united in unravelling the mystery surrounding this abused girl, and bringing her to safety and justice. Terry Pratchett is back in top form here, with his usual scathing take on politics, news reporting, the police force, and life on the bottom and top rungs of society. He gives us a hero that we fall in love with, root for, and applaud as he solves the mystery, and finds out a lot about himself along the way.

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