I was so afraid to read this. It is Sir Terry's last work, and the last we will learn of wonderful, beloved, human Tiffany Aching and her steading, her story, her universe. It could be more perfect but it is perfect enough. The book is dedicated to Esme Weatherwax, and she is as she would be and as she is needed to be, and so I say, Terry: same to you, thank you, thank you, thank you.
I'm very impressed with cover designer CS Richardson, whose twist on quintessential American Dream Novel THE GREAT GATSBY's classic cover is just perfect for a post-civilization set in and around the "egg" compound where Oryx and Crake did their work. The future/present of said American Dream as depicted in MADDADDAM ("some of us will survive, and our coffee substitute is made from dandelion roots") is quite an "orgasmic future", which will indeed bear us back "ceaselessly to the past".