Author: Terry Pratchett
Series: Discworld #19
Genre: Comedic fantasy
Topical Arc: "Oh please cheer me up"
Copyright Date: 1996
Cover: The head of a crowned statue with glowing eyes and mouth superimposed over a moon. There are footprints to the side.
First line: "It was a warm spring night when a fist knocked at the door so hard that the hinges bent."
Best part: Funny.
Worst part: Pratchett is just a bit predictable, at least once you've read lots of his books.
Recommended for: Fans of golems in literature, and those who need to smile.
Related Reads: Other Discworld books. Note: The Discworld saga is truly massive. If you haven't read it, or if you have read parts but don't really understand how they fit together, this page may help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discworld