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Post by Tonyblack » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:53 pm

By the way - as I was starting to reread The Shepherd's Crown on my Kindle, I noticed there was an extra bit at the end called The Witches of Discworld by Jacqueline Simpson. It's not in the hardback copy that I have. . .
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Post by Who's Wee Dug » Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:03 am

I think it's in the slipcase edition, Tony.
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Post by Mixa » Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:07 pm

Hi everyone! I’m so glad to be finally reading my way through the “The Shepherd’s Crown”. I must say so far it has been an emotional roller coaster, but I’m enjoying it a lot!

Wish me luck! ^.^

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Post by Tonyblack » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:32 pm

I hope you enjoy it - I did. :)
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Post by Mixa » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:51 am

Good morning everyone!

Here's a very special book review I wanted to share with you...

The Shepherd's Crown Book Review - Paraula de Mixa

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Post by Tonyblack » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:14 am

Excellent review, Mixa. It astounds me that Terry was still writing and was able to achieve the standard of this story in spite of his medical issues. It would be too easy to pick holes in parts of the story that didn't get that final polish, but I am oh so glad that we got this book. There is a certain amount of closure in this book. I do not know whether Terry knew or suspected this might be his last Discworld book, but it's a good one to close on. What happens next in Discworld is up to the imagination of the individual reader. The adventure of Discworld is one that I am eternally grateful to have been included in. Terry has left a legacy to the world and I will never forget him.
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Post by louisedeal » Mon May 01, 2017 5:05 pm

Hey, an odd question but this is the last active thread and for some reason I can't start my own. Do any of you have any ideas about the concepts of pragmatism and idealism in the Discworld? I'm doing it for my dissertation and would love to hear your ideas and (with your permission of course) get some quotes to use.

 
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Post by raisindot » Mon May 01, 2017 8:33 pm

louisedeal wrote:Hey, an odd question but this is the last active thread and for some reason I can't start my own. Do any of you have any ideas about the concepts of pragmatism and idealism in the Discworld? I'm doing it for my dissertation and would love to hear your ideas and (with your permission of course) get some quotes to use.


This should probably be moved to its own thread in the "Discworld novels" section, but if you're looking for books that illustrate pragmatism and idealism, I'd think The Truth is just about the best one, since the mission of its protagonist starts off in a rather naive idealism, which at the end becomes compromised in a very pragmatic form of reputational survival. There's also a running "battle" between idealism and pragmatism between the protagonist's ideal views of the press as an instrument of change and his assistant's view of it as a business.

Going Postal is almost the reverse. The protagonist has always been pragmatic and spends much of the early story doing things that seem idealistic but are really done for the pragmatic purpose of achieving his own ends. By the end of the story, he is firmly on the side of "what's right" although he uses devious means to achieve his ends.
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Post by Tonyblack » Tue May 02, 2017 5:11 am

louisedeal wrote:Hey, an odd question but this is the last active thread and for some reason I can't start my own. Do any of you have any ideas about the concepts of pragmatism and idealism in the Discworld? I'm doing it for my dissertation and would love to hear your ideas and (with your permission of course) get some quotes to use.

The reason you were unable to start a topic is because we have a minimum post requirement before a new member is able to do so. This is in an effort to stop spammers. Probably one more post here should then allow you to start a topic. Welcome to the site! :)
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