A Conversation for Talking Point: A Good Read
Gorthaur Posted May 5, 2003
Well I agree 100% with you Archangel, but I doubt any of us are going to convince Rimmer otherwise.
The Researcher formally known as Dr St Justin Posted May 5, 2003
Researcher 219823 Posted May 5, 2003
Did anyone here watch the series of sketches by Bremner Bird and Fortune? They showed it just as the Iraq invasion started. The cutting humour was very much the sort of stuff that appears in Mr P's books.
Of course since the BB+F stuff was all too real, one could only take so much of it at a sitting. The books Otto, are fiction and the takes on life are more easily strung together.
[...] Posted May 5, 2003
Well I do have a 'proper' copy as I've got Eric in single form aswell and yet it still doesn't have illustrations...
I think the main clue here is the fact that the 27 novels have "A Discworld Novel" on the cover..
Yet Maurice and Free Men have "A Story Of Discworld" on them and Last Hero? IT SAYS "A Discworld Fable"
ally the cat Posted May 5, 2003
Terry Pratchett has been my favourite author for a long time. I don't know any others who can make me laugh out loud the way he does, people tend to think I'm a bit mad. My favourite books are those about the Watch, Guards Guards and Night Watch in particular. I also love those featuring UU, the Bursar and Ridcully are hysterical! Dried frog pills anyone!!!
snazoo Posted May 5, 2003
I recently saw a couple of movies based on Wyrd Sisters and Soul Music. Has anyone seen them? I'm thinking of purchasing them but I don't want to waste money if they're crap.
Farlander Posted May 6, 2003
Nightowl Posted May 6, 2003
What about _Good Omens_, co-authored with Neil Gaiman?
That one gets my vote.
MadHamish : Off in the real world! Posted May 6, 2003
Personally I have developed a huge soft spot for Sir Samuel Vimes and Lord Havelock Vetinari.
(Oh! I also dig the old deaf abd violent guy in the wheel chair)
Researcher 219823 Posted May 6, 2003
If you mean the cartoons; they are dreadful. The direction has all the panache of "what happens now" -only its the entire crew saying it =including the director, not the audience. Never the audience!!
For comparison the books have you thinking "what happens next?" and most fans wondering "how does he manage all this??". There is none of that with the cartoons.
Mammuthus Primigenius Posted May 6, 2003
I thought the cartoon of soul music was rather good.
Hoovooloo Posted May 6, 2003
I've listed my favourite books elsewhere, and there was a Pratchett among them, but two things I need to say here:
1. In "Soul Music" it's just possible that the band "Suck" would be a four piece whose members wear distinctive black and white makeup covering their faces... and I wouldn't be surprised to hear that their most successful song was "Crazy Crazy Knights"...
Anyone need any more clues?
2. Favourite quote is from Death, to Mort, in (natch) "Mort":
THERE'S NO JUSTICE. THERE'S JUST US.
I LOVE that.
Gorthaur Posted May 6, 2003
[...] Posted May 6, 2003
I think the most wise of quotes come from Lu-Tze... Just wish I could remember The Way!
Advocatus Diaboli Posted May 7, 2003
No idea, but it sounds vaguely like something Dr Johnson might have said.
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