Terry Pratchett picked for comic fiction award

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Terry Pratchett picked for comic fiction award

Postby spideyGirl » Thu May 10, 2012 6:26 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18009921

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Sir Terry Pratchett and Sue Townsend are among the authors who have been shortlisted for an award celebrating the funniest writing this year.

Sir Terry's hit novel Snuff is in the running for the 13th Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction.

It is the author's fourth nomination having missed out the past three times.

The victor will be announced at the end of May and will have a Gloucestershire Old Spot pig named after their winning title.
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Re: Terry Pratchett picked for comic fiction award

Postby raisindot » Thu May 10, 2012 1:16 pm

While PTerry certainly deserves awards and kudos of every kind, Snuff is a rather odd choice for such recognition. It's probably the least 'funny' DW book (outside of Monstrous Regiment and Night Watch) PTerry has ever written.
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Re: Terry Pratchett picked for comic fiction award

Postby pip » Thu May 10, 2012 1:32 pm

Have to agree. Snuff is not the funniest of books at all. Seems an odd choice.
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Re: Terry Pratchett picked for comic fiction award

Postby spideyGirl » Thu May 10, 2012 4:52 pm

Fair point, it crossed my mind too :think:
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Re: Terry Pratchett picked for comic fiction award

Postby LilMaibe » Thu May 10, 2012 4:55 pm

Might be some odd rule that older books mustn't be nominated.
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Re: Terry Pratchett picked for comic fiction award

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu May 10, 2012 5:08 pm

Methinks he is going to miss out again, Snuff is not funny
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: Terry Pratchett picked for comic fiction award

Postby raisindot » Thu May 10, 2012 5:25 pm

Now, what they REALLY should have been nominated is Fifty Shades of Grey and all of its purple-prosed, mommy-porn sequels. While I would never deign to spend more than ten minutes with such drivel, the few paragraphs I have read have left me PMSL.
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Re: Terry Pratchett picked for comic fiction award

Postby LilMaibe » Thu May 10, 2012 5:32 pm

raisin, i linked a blog ripping that one apart recently, you should give the blog a try, you might laugh tears.
But back to the topic: If the jury considers ´Snuff' (I am up to page 180 now, so there) 'funniest books written this year' 2011/2012 must have been a pretty depressing year...
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