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Postby John1 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:02 pm

I have noticed quite a few questions going around pertaining to specific books so I thought it would be a good idea to make a thread for them.

Here is the first one,

Does the character Lu-tze in the Thief of time have any resemblance to Laozi, the founder of Taoism?
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:01 pm

I've moved this to the Discworld Novels forum. We already have such a thread HERE. But that's not a problem. :)
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Postby raisindot » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:05 pm

To answer your quest, yes, he is based on Laozi, although one could also say that is more of a parody of all the "very wise and much more than they seem little old Asian men" characters strewn about literature and martial arts movies through the ages.


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