LilMaibe wrote:It remains a bit odd to see Sir Terry mention he has no thing for football, game or otherwise, in interviews (need to look up the exact quote) and yet have a book with just that topic (at leats in the frame works) come out in time for the worldcup (and it's movie version scheduled straight away for this year, in time for the european cup).
Many defend the book by saying 'it is not about football' to which I can only say, if it were truly just for how fans can be, why not pick a different sport, make up a new one or move from the topic of sports entirely.
On a further note, please, before anyone goes to say
-the orc is not a sue cause he hates himself/has low selfesteem/etc and that's totally a flaw-
If the self-hate, self-doubt, etc would actually hinder him to do anything and it would take a lot, and I mean a lot, to overcome it if only particular, then it could be counted as flaw.
But as it is it is a fake-flaw, something usually only bad authors put into a story to have something to point at and say -my character ain't no sue, he has this big flaw, see?-
If there is one thing the orc achieves then it is to be a character like every good author should avoid writing it.
Isn't he allowed to explore subjects outside of his comfort zone? i thought that was how writers got good in the first place, by pushing past the limits of their knowledge.
As for the book coming out in time for the world cup from a quick google search it says UA came out a full 8 months before the official start of the world cup.
Otherwise I have no opinion on Nutt. I found him a little irritating, he left almost no impression on me.