I enjoy non-fiction a lot more than I do fiction. I prefer essays on economics to novels. I recently realised the reason why I enjoyed Prattchet as much as I did was because his books were pretty much non-fictional in nature, meaning they spent most of the space describing the world they were set on rather than describing the action itself. I’ll go as far as saying he was not especially good when it came to the stories. But the characters, the world, the history of that world, the small details and the thoughts and philosophy hidden there, that was amazing. The story was almost an afterthought.