Johnny and the Bomb (Johnny Maxwell, #3)

By Terry Pratchett

Rating: 3 stars

The last in the Johnny series, this one finds Johnny and friends time travelling to the 1941 blitz.

I enjoyed this book quite a lot. It’s quite slim and I was able to read it quite quickly but there’s a lot of ideas in it. And I smiled to see references to the Discworld and characters and ideas that would be re-used (with a fresh coat of paint) elsewhere.

I found Johnny himself interesting. Like Granny Weatherwax, he seems to have started off as a fairly ordinary person and become more powerful as time goes on. In Only You Can Save Mankind he was just a kid who’s computer game came alive while here he seemed to have more powers. Not that that’s a bad thing, but it’s a recurring theme in Pratchett’s work and I was interested to see it pop up again here.

Book details

ISBN: 9780552529686
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
Year of publication: 1996

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