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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:44 pm

Jarmara - I absolutely agree that WA is totally brilliant satire from start to finish and it was just so great to have Nanny O given such free rein in there (with Greebo too :wink: ) as I think she's every bit as good a Granny probably as she's so - erm loose :P . As you say it just gets stuck right into sending up the storybook stuff and the Vampire and Riverboat hustle sections are just genius.

But... but... but... SG does that too only with a subject that is really hard to satirise without banging a bloody great big drum screaming hey everybody religion ain't always good for you so lets take the p*ss out of it! But he doesn't do that he just tells the story from new perspectives and holds a mirror of logic and, I suppose, amusement up to it so show just how stupid extremism of any sort is. That's a truly great book - and it's funny too.
So I think it's the right way around - and WA is a very honourable and hilarious runner-up - it that's how it turns out! :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:39 pm

Jarmara wrote:You don't think WA has satire? Don't you know any Pagans then? :lol: :lol:
Plenty! :lol:

And Jan - you've got it spot on.
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Postby Tiffany » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:17 pm

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Postby poohbcarrot » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:41 pm

Scores so far;

Small Gods (5) v Witches Abroad (5)

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Postby Calon » Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:02 am

I missed all this! i have to say tho I go with Witches Abroad. Superb book. And I'm with Jan Van ...Nanny Ogg reigns supreme . (I love her she reminds me of me nan) Small Gods is clever and one of the funniest lines ever is when the doc tells Pteppic hes caught a walrus...but Nanny Ogg saying 'Cor what a cock' in reference to a male chicken of course, beats any damn line ever! WA everytime.
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Postby Calon » Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:14 am

I was thinkin about pyramids there...Damn hehe
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Postby Calon » Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:25 am

Small Gods makes you think about faith and blind faith and organised religion. Its a book that makes you laugh and leaves you thinking. being raise a catholic i thought long ago and decided it was bollocks...That said ..I still have faith in women like Nanny Ogg. We need more Nanny Ogg's and less Brutha's. So WA.
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Postby Calon » Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:06 am

Regarding WA as a satire the whole book is a satire of every fairy tale ever written and also any pagan ritual you care to mention. Its hugely satirical.
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Postby cols » Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:09 am

Witches Abroad :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:48 am

Calon wrote:Regarding WA as a satire the whole book is a satire of every fairy tale ever written and also any pagan ritual you care to mention. Its hugely satirical.
I think you are confusing parody and satire regarding fairy tales. :)

Parody: A literary or artistic work that imitates the characteristic style of an author or a work for comic effect or ridicule.

Satire: A literary work in which human vice or folly is attacked through irony, derision, or wit.
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Postby Calon » Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:48 am

See even cols agrees and she has rubbish taste in rugby teams. :D
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Postby Calon » Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:51 am

you are right Tony.i never confused the two tho just was too lazy to type it. Either Way WA wins every time.
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Postby Calon » Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:52 am

did i mention i been at the scumble?
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:56 am

:lol: Never would have guessed it. :lol:
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Postby Calon » Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:59 am

he did parody every fairy tale ..and I stand by the stament of satire too ..fairy tales in themselves are a somewhat satirical. *curtsie* :D
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