Not enough can be said about such a novel that spawned the whole Discworld so I’ll be brief. This is more of a 4.5 rating actually, but I decided to round it all up since this is where it all began. :’)
I read several other ot Pratchett’s novels before this one and it has some interesting differences with newer works: the story line is not as coherent, it’s more like converging short stories rather than one storyline all its own as can be seen in other novels. The one thing I didn’t love was that the stories seemd to have a rather abrupt ending but I guess that makes sense when the purpose was solely to bring in an enjoyable and fun reading instead of building an arc as it came to pass eventually.