mspanners wrote:...some of Terry's ideas resurface in His book.
..The trick where the walking tower was positioned so to look small and fool the clacks into thinking it was the next one in Going Postal and the trick where the Girls used a signal box and blocked the the end to make the signal look like it was far away in Monstrous Regiment..... any one else spotted rehashed ideas?
mspanners wrote:Yep His books are the tops!
Terry also has a habit of dropping the names of other people from other Discworld tales in His books.
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents are hinted at in one of the other books.
Can't recall which book hit happened in,but I bet someone will!!
I think it was when Nobby was chatting with Fred about a con trick and how they had been found out.... I think!
Can't recall exactly to be Honest, but it is one example that stuck in my mind!!
"Anyway," said the Dean, "it's dangerous. I've always felt that he only stays in the octogram for the look of the thing. I hate it when he peers at you and seems to be counting."
"Yes," said the Senior Wrangler. "We don't need to do that. We get over most things. Dragons, monsters. Rats. Remember the rats last year? Seemed to be everywhere. Lord Vetinari wouldn't listen to us, oh no. He paid that glib bugger in the red and yellow tights a thousand gold pieces to get rid of ‘em."
"It worked, though," said the Lecturer in Recent Runes.
"Of course it bloody worked," said the Dean. "It worked in Quirm and Sto Lat as well. He'd have got away with it in Pseudopolis as well if someone hadn't recognised him. Mr. so-called Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents!"
"It's no good trying to change the subject," said Ridcully. "We're going to do the Rite of AshKente. Right?"