TDP Book Club Debuts May 19

The TDP Book Club, in memory of Terry Pratchett, will begin from 6-7 PM Thursday, May 19 with his annual read, The Evolution Man by Roy Lewis.  Terry, as a teen, was a science fiction fan and purchased his copy simply because SF was on the cover.  “After twenty-eight years that original copy has been loaned to friends so often that the print has nearly been worn off the pages by eyeball pressure,” said Terry. 

Terry Pratchet laughing, with starlings sitting on his hat

In his introduction to the 1989 reprint, Terry Pratchett lauded The Evolution Man as “one of the funniest books of the last 500,000 years.”  Primitive man has “learned to walk upright and now they’re ready for the big stuff—fire, cookery, music, arts, and the remarkable discovery that you shouldn’t mate with your sister.”  A full review can be found online at neglectedbooks.com/?p=45

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