Raising Steam

Raising Steam

By Terry Pratchett

  • Release Date : 2013-11-07
  • Genre : Fantasy
  • FIle Size : 3.36 MB
Score: 4.5
From 134 Ratings
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Raising Steam It’s all change for Moist von Lipwig, swindler, conman, and (naturally) head of the Royal Bank and Post Office.

A steaming, clanging new invention, driven by Dick Simnel, the man with t’flat cap and t’sliding rule, is drawing astonished crowds - including a few particularly keen young men armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear – and suddenly it’s a matter of national importance that the trains run on time.

Moist does not enjoy hard work. His . . .vital input at the bank and post office consists mainly of words, which are not that heavy. Or greasy. And it certainly doesn’t involve rickety bridges, runaway cheeses or a fat controller with knuckledusters. What he does enjoy is being alive, which may not be a perk of running the new railway. Because, of course, some people have OBJECTIONS, and they’ll go to extremes to stop locomotion in its tracks.


  • Sad to say

    By jamestag0
    I have loved all his books but this one seem to change half way Through as if some one was finishing it off. I cannot put my finger on it but just became hard work and not Enjoyable for me. Put it down and have never had the urge to finish
  • Oh, Sir Terry, you marvel.

    By JonRob1001
    Relentlessly good. Sir Terry P's most enduring skill was arguably the ability to build parodies of the real world and its features into his works. I'd love to try to count how many topics, people, organisations, places and/or cultures he in some sense depicts (and, usually, gently mocks) in this book. It'd be a high number. A note of caution: one of the wonderful things about this book is how many themes and threads it pulls together from previous Discworld books. It's a rightful occupant of the final spot on the list. If you're new to Discworld, don't start here. Read the others first: it's worth the wait.
  • Great

    By TarFerry
    Great book
  • Fabulous

    By valhalla1
    Another classic story from the author of the Disc World Series. Steam power comes to the big city. Where does he dream these things up?
  • Disappointed ..

    By Meagainoops
    Not up to his normal, its like someone else wrote it, perhaps they did! It doesnt flow, and you end up trying to join the dots. I waited with anticipation for this novel, and was disappointed. Have a read (or listen) and lets see what you think.
  • Not his best....

    By Over2
    ....but not his worst, and still pretty much better than anyone else's :)
  • Pullman class

    By Beausavoyard
    I finished this with real regret. Terry Pratchett on top form with clever allegories, sideswipes and jokes. I loved the 'Railway Children' and the development of goblins as a species on the Discworld is both interesting and superbly handled. My only regret was a complete absence of Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax but, perhaps, they will appear when the railway starts to go wrong and resembles the average commuting experience into London. I'd love to hear GW's comments on the wrong sort of snow.
  • Still going

    By Reapro
    Am still reading but am writing this review to say love the footnote system, finally able to enjoy Mr Ps writing digitally without hunting down the footnotes.