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text 2019-03-09 09:28
Reading progress update: I've read 16 out of 335 pages. - Reading Pratchett is like eating the perfect fruit cake...
Feet of Clay (Discworld, #19) - Terry Pratchett

...textured, complex, filled with bursts of intense flavour that nevertheless catch you by surprise, easy to eat, satisfying but still leaving you wanting more.

 

Here's an example of one of the surprises.

 

Mr Hopkins, a museum curator, has been murdered using one of his exhibits as the murder weapon. He is so annoyed by the damage caused to the exhibit by being used in this way that he refuses to acknowledge his own demise even with DEATH standing next to him. When he finally accepts his own incorporeality, he complains to death, saying:

 

"This really is most uncalled-for. Couldn't you have arranged a less awkward time?

 

ONLY BY CONSULTING WITH YOUR MURDERER

 

It all seems very badly organised. I wish to make a complaint. I pay my taxes, after all.

 

I AM DEATH, NOT TAXES. I TURN UP ONLY ONCE."

 

The shade of Mr Hopkins began to fade.

 

"It's simply that I've always tried to plan ahead in a sensible way...

 

I'VE FOUND THE BEST APPROACH IS TO TAKE LIFE AS IT COMES

 

That seems very irresponsible...

 

IT'S ALWAYS WORKED FOR ME"

 

This small slice of fruitcake is so rich it's worthy of Bettys Tea Shop in Harrogate. It deserves to be savoured, perhaps with a good slice of Wensleydale and a cafeterier of coffee. It certainly made my morning better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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video 2019-03-07 15:02

Armageddon is coming to a screen near you on May 31!

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review 2019-02-25 07:39
The Dark Side of the Sun by Terry Pratchett
The Dark Side of the Sun - Terry Pratchett

TITLE:  The Dark Side of the Sun

 

AUTHOR:  Terry Pratchett

 

DESCRIPTION:

"Dom Salabos had a lot of advantages.

As heir to a huge fortune he had an excellent robot servant (with Man-Friday subcircuitry), a planet (the First Syrian Bank) as a godfather, a security chief who even ran checks on himself, and on Dom's home world even death was not always fatal.

Why then, in an age when prediction was a science, was his future in doubt?"
 
REVIEW:
 
This is a flawed early science-fiction work by Terry Pratchet, but it is still entertaining with rich world building and interesting characters.
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text 2019-02-18 21:58
Disc 9
Going Postal (Discworld, #33) - Terry Pratchett,Stephen Briggs

"Rattle and flute."

 

"Trumpet and skittles."

 

Groat's euphemisms sure are something.

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review 2019-02-16 01:41
Equal Rites
Equal Rites - Terry Pratchett

It seems every Discworld novel I read is a bit more entertaining than the last. I haven’t laughed this hard at a book since Ian Doescher penned the words [Exit, pursued by a wampa. Feminism on the Disc is really . . . well, it’s really something! I loved spending time with Granny and Esk and hardly even noticed the absence of my current favorite Discworld character, the Luggage. The wizard’s staff was quite entertaining and had a certain snarky charm, though it couldn’t hold a candle to my beloved Luggage. I adore this trend of anthropomorphizing magical objects and I hope it continues.

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