Terry Pratchett, who has done more to make this world bearable than just about any other human ever, has released a double whammy;
Thud, the latest Discworld book, gives us another outstanding look into the world of His Grace His Excellency the Duke of Ankh-Morpork, Commander Sir Samuel Vimes (former blackboard monitor) as he attempts to get to the bottom of what happened at Koom Valley, whilst trying to prevent a repeat, whilst trying to solve the murder of a prominent rabble-rousing Dwarf, whilst trying to find a stolen picture, whilst also trying to read "Where's My Cow?" to his son, young Sam.
Coincidently, Pratchett has also released Where's My Cow?, so that we may read along and get the jokes and, presumably, to read to all our own little Sams. But, of course, anyone familiar with Pratchett's work will know that it's never going to be that simple...
Terry Pratchett's work takes hilarity to a new level, kicks the door in and steals everything of value before burning the place down and riding into the sunset raising two fingers to all the other books.
Check it out.