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The Bookish Owl – Johnny and the Dead by Terry Pratchett

Johnny and the Dead by Terry Pratchett

I’m still alive. And to prove it, I give you Johnny and the Dead by Terry Pratchett!

I swear that I’m really back this time. It’s been a couple of weeks since things calmed down around here, and now I’m finally done hiding under a blanket because I’m scared of checking my emails. My brain still sounds like the engine of an old car on a cold morning when I try to work on blog posts, but after a few false starts, I do get it rolling.

This also means that you are now allowed to hunt me down and kick me in the ass if I don’t reply to comments on here. There are no more excuses.

(Though I might try to come up with a few…)

About the book: Johnny and the Dead is the second book in the Johnny Maxwell series and I liked it more than Only You Can Save Mankind. However, I could not tell you the morale of the story, even if my life depended on it. I get the strong feeling that there is a morale in there somewhere, but in that case it flew right over my head. But hey, who needs a point to the story when it’s funny?


Johnny and the Dead
by Terry Pratchett

Over their dead bodies . . .

Not many people can see the dead (not many would want to). Twelve-year-old Johnny Maxwell can. And he’s got bad news for them: the council want to sell the cemetery as a building site. But the dead have learnt a thing or two from Johnny. They’re not going to take it lying down . . . especially since it’s Halloween tomorrow.

Besides, they’re beginning to find that life is a lot more fun than it was when they were . . . well . . . alive. Particularly if they break a few rules . . .


Johnny and the Dead by Terry Pratchett

8 thoughts on “The Bookish Owl – Johnny and the Dead by Terry Pratchett

  1. I keep forgetting Pratchett wrote books OTHER than Discworld ones… though this one does sound like a perfect read for the season!

    1. The last book in this series was the very first Pratchett book I ever read!
      But yeah, compared to the number of Discworld books, the rest of his catalogue is very small…

  2. Glad you’re not dead. I would have been sad.

    I mean my sadness would have be quite brief. But I would likely have remembered you for a while.

    1. I could always come back to haunt you if you don’t.

      1. At least you wouldn’t be an ugly ghost (just a bitchy ghost)… wait… is it too late to choose an ugly ghost rather?

        Ha ha.

        1. I could be both bitchy AND ugly!
          I just need to die in some bizarre way that leaves me disfigured…

          1. That would be the worst case scenario. Try to die peacefully… in your sleep.

            1. Sigh You’re no fun…

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