The Carpet People, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness.

Then came the Carpet... That's the old story everyone knows and loves. But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples and there's a new story in the making.

The story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet.

The story of power-hungry mouls - and of two Munrung brothers, who set out on an amazing adventure.

It's a story that will come to a terrible end - if someone doesn't do something about it.

If everyone doesn't do something about it... Co-written by Terry Pratchett, aged seventeen, and master storyteller, Terry Pratchett, aged forty-three.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780552551052

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Originally penned by Pratchett when he was 17, he re-worked the story and re-released the book again at 43. While not one of Pratchett's all-time bests, it is one of his earliest works, and quite a worthy effort. The story follows the various peoples and things that dwell amongst the carpet fibers in a fresh look at the traditional fantasy novel.

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Since I couldn't find any two people who agreed on the order in which to read Discworld, I'm going for the approach of reading Pratchett in published order. Hence my first Pratchett wasn't to be Discworld at all.The Carpet People is good fun. Nothing more, but also nothing less. When buying the book I was surprised at the 4+ star average review on Amazon. It's his first book… can it really be that good? Well, no. But it really isn't bad either. The story is a little not-in-the-good-way chaotic, and feels like it isn't quite sure where it's going.But hey, it's a quick read, it's very charming, and it's good fun. That's what I expected and that's what I got. I'm looking forward to continuing reading Pratchett's stuff. This was a very promising start.