W.B.’s Book Report: Dodger

dodgerI am swiftly becoming a Terry Pratchett fan, having just listened to Stephen Briggs’ wonderful recitation of Dodger, my third excursion this year into the mind of the Discworld maven.

I can’t listen without a smile on my face, so charming and whimsical is this story of a young man surviving among the dirty streets of earlier Victorian London and meeting Charles Dickens and other notable personages. The implication is that here is the tale of a young man who inspired Dickens to create the character of the Artful Dodger. This resourceful hero comes to the rescue of a mysterious young woman and turns his world upside-down.

I would be sad that I missed Pratchett for 66 years if I weren’t delighted at the prospect of the years ahead reading his wonderful works.