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Postby DaveC » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:20 pm

Think I may have a five year break before doing this again. :)
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Postby pip » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:24 pm

And third time is a charm pooh :lol:
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:36 pm

5th time they're still funny.

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Postby pip » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:53 pm

Well with you being much much much older you've had more time :lol:
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:21 pm

True! :P
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Postby DaveC » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:15 pm

Just finished The Carpet People. :) Great book.

Starting Only You Can Save Mankind tomorrow. Just the Johnny books and Nation to go then I'm done. :?

I still have to buy Nation, it feels like I've been subcontiously putting it off... :cry:
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Postby Selkie » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:40 pm

Nation is great. I was a bit reluctant cos it wasn't DW and I didn't think I'd really like it very much, but I wasn't disappointed. It really is beautifully written.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:20 am

Selkie wrote:Nation is great. I was a bit reluctant cos it wasn't DW and I didn't think I'd really like it very much, but I wasn't disappointed. It really is beautifully written.
I reread it recently and really loved it. :D
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Postby pip » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:14 am

Loved nation as well. Great story written so well . Nice place to finish til snuff.
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Postby DaveC » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:53 am

I am now on Johnny and the Dead and I've just, finally, ordered Nation from eBay ready for a couple of weeks time when I finish the trilogy.

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Then I may actually take a Pratchett free month before Snuff comes out, unless decide to buy Unadulterated Cat, which is unlikely, I have read a bit of it, though. :)
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Postby raisindot » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:25 pm

Just finished (well, listening) to Nation.

I don't know, but I wasn't particularly enthralled with it. Maybe because it wasn't strictly a DW book (although I loved Good Omens). Maybe because it seemed to me a bit derivative of The Life of Pi, Robinson Crusoe, the biblical book of Job and other post apocalyptic fiction. Maybe because Mau seemed to be an Earth-bound narrative descendant of Tiffany Aching, Daphne a combination of Wm. De Worde and Sacaricia(sp.) and all of the "villains" a variation of Carcer. Maybe I would have liked it more if I didn't know Pterry had written it. Maybe not. It isn't a bad book by any means, and is certainly a good young adult book. I guess for me at least, it's not up to Pterry's usual high literary standards.
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Postby DaveC » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:13 pm

Thanks for the thoughts. I think mainly I've been put off buying it until I really had to was because of what you say, it looks a little derivative. Will read with and open mind and report back in a few weeks.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:40 pm

Take no notice of Jeff. I think it's one of Terry's best books. Make up your own mind, Dave. :wink:
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Postby Char » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:23 am

Am reading through the Watch series, just finished Night Watch (loved it!), and so about to start Thud! All nice timing for Snuff really.
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Postby meerkat » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:17 am

Nightwatch os fabulous! Glad you enjoyed it. Thud is excellent too! :lol:
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