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Railways come to the Discworld. This is quite a bit less nuanced than previous Discworld books; the bad guys are just bad guys. There's little to no complexity here. Perhaps influenced by world politics and religious terrorism, of course. And it was nice to see the Simnels back again; a subtle callback for those of us who've been reading Pratchett forever. There are occasional signs that Vetinari is human, too; he's probably more entertaining to read about when he's The Guy With The Plan and basically wins always, but quite a bit less realistic. And I'm not sure how steam trains fit in with the Undertaking being powered by a cube. So, not one of the best, but average Pratchett is still better than most other stuff.
An end for Granny Weatherwax. But I never really got on with the Tiffany Aching books, for some reason. And this one wasn't actually finished when Pratchett died, so I feel less conflicted about not liking it all that much.
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