“Fantasy Fan 23 said: 3.5 stars
When I first read the sample of this I was grateful that it wasn't set in Discworld, but after getting further into it I started thinking that it might as well have been for all the feeling of reality it has. Still, it's enjoyable as a Pratchett read. Dodger rescues a girl from thugs on a rainy night and subsequently learns that she is someone of importance, which naturally means that the thugs will be back to find her.
He insists that he's not a thief, though he tends to find other people's property. In fact, he makes his living by finding other people's property by being a Tosher, someone who finds lost coins and jewellery in the sewers. During the course of his adventures, he meets a lot of familiar characters like Sweeny Todd, Disraeli and Charlie Dickens.
The story is about as close to Dickens as Blowfish gets to the suace in Nanny Ogg's Deep Sea Blowfish recipe but it's a fun read and worth the hours it takes to get through while constantly getting distracted by internal rants that it isn't really the Artful Dodger at all.”