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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2012, 02:27:55 AM »
You haven't read Gaiman either? No golden time for you then! (sorry in joke with some of the others). Shame you weren't around a few months ago when we did Neverwhere as a sort of extra book club thing. Good Omens was written quite early in Gaiman's career. I'm not even sure Neverwhere was out. It's kind of a parody of the Omen movies.
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« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2012, 05:13:03 AM »
Same actually when I read him in my teens.. by Sourcery I was bored again, mind. Think I'll try Dodger, Moving Pictures and the first of the Tiffany Aching's this year. Something's gotta click!

The Tiffany Aching books are awesome and really aren't satirical at all. If Discworld isn't working though, Nation isn't set in it and doesn't have a satirical vibe to it either. I know Pratchett is known more for his humorous novels, but I like his more serious work so much more.

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« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2012, 04:39:38 PM »
I actually love satirical fiction, but I've heard Tiffany Aching is very different to the usual Discworlds being aimed at younger readers.

And I haven't, Elfy! Got about halfway through American Gods but had to stop to catch up on some review books! Definitely coming back to him this year, I was loving American Gods, The Graveyard Book is fantastic and Neverwhere is right up my street.

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« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2012, 10:11:21 PM »
You haven't read Gaiman either? No golden time for you then! (sorry in joke with some of the others). Shame you weren't around a few months ago when we did Neverwhere as a sort of extra book club thing. Good Omens was written quite early in Gaiman's career. I'm not even sure Neverwhere was out. It's kind of a parody of the Omen movies.

I think Good Omens might be my favourite work from either author! They... kind of worked well together, and balanced out one another's strengths (and weaknesses). Good Omens is a really great book...

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« Reply #34 on: December 25, 2012, 07:55:58 PM »
You haven't read Gaiman either? No golden time for you then! (sorry in joke with some of the others). Shame you weren't around a few months ago when we did Neverwhere as a sort of extra book club thing. Good Omens was written quite early in Gaiman's career. I'm not even sure Neverwhere was out. It's kind of a parody of the Omen movies.

PS. Golden time? ;)

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« Reply #35 on: December 25, 2012, 10:15:41 PM »
You haven't read Gaiman either? No golden time for you then! (sorry in joke with some of the others). Shame you weren't around a few months ago when we did Neverwhere as a sort of extra book club thing. Good Omens was written quite early in Gaiman's career. I'm not even sure Neverwhere was out. It's kind of a parody of the Omen movies.

PS. Golden time? ;)
You'd have to ask the hound. I believe it's a UK term for play time awarded to the good children who did all their reading.
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« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2013, 11:55:25 AM »
I love the wide variety that Sir Pratchett brings to his Discworld novels with each one approaching a different topic such as the world of printed word of 'the Truth' or even Shakespeare in ' Wyrd sisters' and making it tastefully funny with a deep story line and connections with how things appear in the real world.

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« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2013, 03:56:00 PM »
Pratchett <3
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a signed copy of Masquerade. My pride & joy that book.
I've been reading discworld since my early teens, I have to carry around a list now to be sure when I go in charity shops I don't end up with doubles of the books. The art-work is very similar and I can never keep straight in my head which of the 30+ books I DO have, and which I don't. I've read them all, its just getting them all for my shelf that I need to do at this point.

I love his humour, the way he writes makes me laugh till it hurts, I can loose myself entirely in the discworld much to my manthings disappointment (well, disappointing for him when he wants something. Like dinner)
They were one of my first fantasy loves, and have stuck with me since the first time I picked up sorcery. <3

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« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2013, 08:14:26 AM »
Pratchett <3
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a signed copy of Masquerade. My pride & joy that book.

I've got signed copies of both Soul Music and Men At Arms (complete with drawn scythe!), and I love them to bits.  They're not my favourite Pratchett - that would be Night Watch or The Wee Free Men - but they're highly prized because they're signed.

Did you meet him & have him sign it??
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« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2013, 10:45:53 PM »
Unfortunately not, I literally *just* missed him :( a personally drawn scythe sounds awesome! Mine is just signed, according to the staff he signed ten or so books for them to display/sell once he left. I picked up the last copy. Didn't even realise it was signed till I got to the till!! - best surprise ever! But I am happy just to have his ink in a book on my shelf. A book that does not leave my shelf. Ever. Except when I want to hug it, look at it, and essentially, fangirl in its general direction..

My favourite has got to be 'the hogfather', either that or 'mort'
I love death!!  :)

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« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2013, 12:06:57 AM »
Unfortunately not, I literally *just* missed him :( a personally drawn scythe sounds awesome! Mine is just signed, according to the staff he signed ten or so books for them to display/sell once he left. I picked up the last copy. Didn't even realise it was signed till I got to the till!! - best surprise ever! But I am happy just to have his ink in a book on my shelf. A book that does not leave my shelf. Ever. Except when I want to hug it, look at it, and essentially, fangirl in its general direction..

My favourite has got to be 'the hogfather', either that or 'mort'
I love death!!  :)
Mort! Someone else that rates Mort highly. Hurrah! My favourite Discworld book.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2013, 11:07:02 AM »
Unfortunately not, I literally *just* missed him :( a personally drawn scythe sounds awesome! Mine is just signed, according to the staff he signed ten or so books for them to display/sell once he left. I picked up the last copy. Didn't even realise it was signed till I got to the till!! - best surprise ever! But I am happy just to have his ink in a book on my shelf. A book that does not leave my shelf. Ever. Except when I want to hug it, look at it, and essentially, fangirl in its general direction..

My favourite has got to be 'the hogfather', either that or 'mort'
I love death!!  :)

We have a few signed books - some personalised and others just the signature - and they are all very special to us.
I share your fangirling at the book!  And it was an extra-special surprise if you didn't know it was signed when you picked it up.  But bummer that you missed seeing him in person  :(
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« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2013, 10:47:15 AM »
I know, was SO disappointed :( finding the signature was just fantastic., a brilliant end to a (up till then) sucky day.
I have three signed, one Abercrombie, one Pratchett and a Jacqueline Carey. They don't leave my shelves unless its for me to adore them for a while. I'd rather loose my manthing than my books.

Mort is fantastic! I pretty much love all the Death books, mort & reaper man being two of my favourites. I like the watch, but they're not my favourites. There hasn't been a new book focused on any of the other characters in a while, the watch seem to be *the* focus of discworld for now which is sort of disappointing imo. I love the other characters too. I'd like to see more of them again.

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« Reply #43 on: January 26, 2013, 12:01:55 AM »
Picked up Equal rites in oxfam today. I haven't read this in over 13 years.  Definitely having a pratchett moment I think. Annoyingly, they only had the newer cover-art so its totally out of place wi' the rest of my Pratchetts, being plain black with photo-image style art, but it will fill the shelf until I find an 'old' copy. In the meantime, me, granny & some wizards are having a coffee-date. ;)


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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #44 on: January 26, 2013, 12:33:11 AM »
I might reread Nightwatch next.
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