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Dodger

by Pratchett, Terry.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Teen Fiction, R Printz Honor 2013

Available Copies: Downtown Teen

Additional Details

"In an alternative version of Victorian London, a seventeen-year-old Dodger, a cunning and cheeky street urchin, unexpectedly rises in life when he saves a mysterious girl, meets Charles Dickens, and unintentionally puts a stop to the murders of Sweeny Todd"-- Provided by publisher.

Community Reviews

not discworld

I wanted to write something pithy;commentary that confirmed to all readers that I have been a committed fan of Mr Pratchett for a very long time now. But I've just done that - albeit sans pith.
So I'll just call it as I found it:

Its a 'nice' read. Not so much a 'whodunnit' as a 'come along for the ride and let's see what happens in this new world of Mr Pratchett's devising.' Not laugh out loud funny, but certainly worthy of the occasional smile. The historical liberties taken are both gentle and generally useful. I've read many of Mr Pratchett's books time and time again. Would I re-read this one? Most likely not... but I'm happy enough to have read it the once.

Welcome to Ankh....whoops London

This is not a Discworld book but fans of Pratchett will find little snippets of London life in Dodger that wormed their way into A-M and even give a little history – Tuppence a bucket, well-stamped down.
It doesn't hold the one-off witticisms that a Discworld novel has, but is a comfortable and fun read.
Pratchett fans should enjoy Dodger as it joins his growing lexicon of 'outside' books, such as The Nation (which is probably better than this). Fans of 'Flashman' and other 'historical reimaginism' novels should check this out, as should anyone into the Les Mis sewer scenes or Gaiman's Neverwhere.

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