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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #120 on: July 29, 2014, 10:22:36 PM »
I started with Colour of Magic as a teen and was hooked. A lot of the humour went over my head but have picked up on the humour more and more as I matured. Its funny looking back, Colour of Magic and Light Fantastic are quite Douglas Adams esque. But definitely the books published in the last couple of decades haven't been.
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #121 on: July 30, 2014, 01:16:46 AM »
Those of you who are Discworld fans, have you also tried Nation or the 'Long' trilogy? Thoughts?
I really enjoyed Nation, it was different, but very good. I haven't read the Long trilogy. I also enjoyed his other non Discworld work like the Bromeliad and The Carpet People.
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #122 on: July 30, 2014, 11:41:21 AM »
I thought Nation was lovely - very funny in a wry sort of way and deeply touching.
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #123 on: August 18, 2014, 01:08:26 PM »
I enjoy Long but agree that there doesn't seem enough there. Mars in particular with some of the time jumps was quite an odd read. Just as I'd get into something we'd be somewhere else n years down the line. And I feel like I missed some chapters at the end <_<

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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #124 on: August 18, 2014, 02:00:54 PM »
Pratchett's fifth Tiffany Aching novel got announced! It's dubbed "the Shepherd's Crown".
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #125 on: August 23, 2014, 04:43:23 PM »
I have always admired Terry Pratchett for the work that he does, my favourite non discworld book is Good Omens which he wrote with Neil Gaiman (hilarious!!)...my favourite disc world novel is much harder to pin down, Guards Guards! springs to mind the most, particularly the scene where Vimes refers to the city as a woman.

I have found that his most recent books are becoming more ponderous and melancholy in place of the constant laugh out loud humour which is still there.

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« Reply #126 on: August 24, 2014, 12:43:53 PM »
I've read a bit of Terry Pratchet. I loved The Nightwatch and Guards, Guards but my favourite was The Wee Free Men. My wife absolutely devours Discworld novels. I think she has read the entire catalogue 5 times now since my mother and sister introduced her to it about 3 years ago.

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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #127 on: September 24, 2014, 09:16:35 PM »
"Sire, I had no need of that hypothesis." (Laplace)

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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #128 on: September 24, 2014, 10:33:47 PM »
Neil Gaiman: Terry Pratchett isn't jolly, he's angry.

Loved the article (although it's very sad, too, to know that he is not free to put an end to his torment when he sees fit). It is also very interesting to see what fuel different writers burn in order to create.

Thanks for sharing!  ;)
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #129 on: August 17, 2017, 03:11:24 AM »
This is an old thread, but the actual Discworld thread is even older, so hope it is acceptable to post this here. General comments on Terry Pratchett and his works will always crop up. TP is indeed the gift that keeps on giving. I hope Discworld becomes a long lasting classic, but in the future they will have to annotate all the contemporary and even classic references as much as they do for Shakespeare

Taken all these years to open my eyes to another TP joy I missed, on a 40 year commemoration thread about  Elvis' death.

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« Reply #130 on: August 17, 2017, 07:03:35 AM »
This is an old thread, but the actual Discworld thread is even older, so hope it is acceptable to post this here.

Totally unacceptable we frown on posting in the newer threads should have posted in the older one or at least ask them to be merged. We should not lose knowledge from the past.
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #131 on: August 17, 2017, 08:11:44 AM »
This is an old thread, but the actual Discworld thread is even older, so hope it is acceptable to post this here.

Totally unacceptable we frown on posting in the newer threads should have posted in the older one or at least ask them to be merged. We should not lose knowledge from the past.

Sorry, but without your threadomancy power, you can't

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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #132 on: August 17, 2017, 10:36:29 AM »
I only just happened to finish reading Soul Music a couple of weeks ago, and while Elvis means very little to me, it was still a magnificent read.

I don't know if you've ever seen it Lady Ty, but there's also an animated movie that is actually exceptionally loyal to the book - and Death is voiced by the late Christopher Lee. The quality of the animation leaves a bit to be desired, but it is certainly enjoyable  ;)
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #133 on: August 18, 2017, 08:11:57 AM »
Thanks @Saraband, didn't know before, but have found it on Youtube, will watch this as a treat at weekend.  I enjoyed all the Death books and agree Soul Music was excellent.;D
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #134 on: August 24, 2017, 06:29:00 PM »
Wow:

The Discworld Visualised

This is fantastic! :D
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