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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2006, 11:36:44 pm »
Yes, I know! It isn't even a word anylonger, it's a really shattered splinter of its yore self.
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2006, 01:55:24 pm »
I agree with felloutofbeds point, though. The Discworld novels have evolved from simple parodies to great books full of interesting characters, great stories, real-world parallells and covert critisism of todays society. I have to admit, I prefer the newer ones. I mean, I loved the first books, with their Douglas Adams-esque humour and weird situations, but Pratchett has, to repeat myself, evolved. You can still see hints of the good old humour, but that's no longer the focus of the books. Now, the focus is the story.
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2006, 02:41:40 pm »
one of my friends is one of the organizers of the con in melbourne next february.. unfortunately i cant afford to go
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2006, 04:57:15 pm »
I have for long time been trying to make myself read Terry Pratchet books, and then one day I went out and loaned Thud! from my friend, and I fricking loved it :D. Now I have Light Fantastic under reading, just finished The Free Wee Men and Guards! Guards! before that, and now I got The Hogfather and The Monster Patrol(cant remember the real name, but it was something like that, with patrol-ish word and monster-ish word).

Its gonna be a funny month or so :D
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2006, 05:01:31 pm »
Monstrous Regiment?
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2006, 05:16:12 pm »
monstrous regiment was pretty crap if I remember

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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2006, 05:31:28 pm »
I just finished re-reading it...not one of his best, but nowhere near the bottom of the pile, either.
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #37 on: December 31, 2006, 03:22:56 pm »
I've been reading Terry Pratchett for a good long while, My sister and father having almost everyone of his books between them is very handy :D

Theif of Time (Or something like that, a bit drunk) would have to be my favourite :D
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2006, 03:51:10 pm »
Theif of Time would have to be my favourite :D

Ooo that one is damned good. Definitely my favorite. ;D

Of course, being a musician, I have a soft spot for "Soul Music" myself :)
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #39 on: December 31, 2006, 04:47:14 pm »
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #40 on: December 31, 2006, 05:05:39 pm »
Dimmie is right.

That is, I am right, and Dimmie is agreeing. The space-time continuum is just a bit fucked up. ;D

Thief of Time and Soul Music are also somewhere near the top of my list.
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2006, 05:17:36 pm »
While on the subject of Terry Pratchett, let's talk about illustrations, book covers and the like. The early ones by Josh Kirby are... well, nice, in their way, but the ones by Paul Kidby is pure excellence. Right? Right!
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2006, 08:37:03 pm »
My favorites where Thief Of Time, Nightwatch, Wintersmith, Pyramids, Small Gods, Feet of Clay, The Fifth Elephant, Hogfather.. and most of the others.

Ones I don't care for.. Moving Pictures, Soul Music..

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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2006, 11:01:39 pm »
Kidby's illustrations rock, especially when there are a lot of them, meaning, The Last Hero is a veritable orgy in eye candy (as is the Discworld role playing game rulebook).
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #44 on: January 01, 2007, 02:13:58 am »
Kidby's illustrations rock, especially when there are a lot of them, meaning, The Last Hero is a veritable orgy in eye candy (as is the Discworld role playing game rulebook).

Whurd yo! The Discworld RPG rulebook is worth buying for the illustrations alone, like all the other not-strictly-novel-stuff affiliated with Discworld. Have you seen The Art Of Discworld? I nearly fainted with joy when I saw it; it contains tons of lovely lovely Kidby art, along with small blurbs of text both by Pratchett and Kidby that gives an insight into each character's personality and the reason why they came out looking that way.
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