Life would be a much bleaker place without Terry Pratchett. Thud! has all the usual happy Pratchettism, Vimes et al., lots of silly jokes and now a tie-in to his children’s book “Where’s my Cow?”. The final reading of the book – “IS THIS MY COW? NO!”, in the mines had me giggling like a nutter for an hour afterward. A great laugh. If you’ve never read Pratchett, this is a great intro. book.