Pratchett was not afraid to put the tough questions, the concept of corruption/fraud and the messy complexity of (functioning?) society in front of a younger audience. For the fellow vegans and the animal lovers: there are some rough spots. Maurice is a less sympathetic conman than Moist was in Going Postal, but he redeems himself marvelously. Malicia is a work in progress. The climax was action-packed, then moving, and the resolution was clever.