April 3 2004
Jan 1 2012
Having read it twice, I feel like I should remember it better.
December 16, 2014
The Industrial Revolution series-within-a-series are all devoted to bringing the Discworld out of medieval European fantasy and into the modern world. This is the development of the printing press and newspapers. It is a romp on the theme of great newspaper romantic comedies, with the clever aristocratic publisher solving a mystery, dealing with politics, and getting the girl despite a certain romantic obliviousness. Lots of jokes about people wanting things published in the paper (pictures of amusing vegetables), jokes about feeding the press, and rather more serious issues dealt with lightly: integration, new technology, old boys.
Satisfying but somehow hard to distinguish in memory from the movies it riffs on.