robdavies1775 wrote:Ah yes, I've just re-read that passage bearing what you said in mind and I think you're right.
Oh my God Vetinari is even cooler than I already thought he was!
raisindot wrote:Unfortunately, his character [Vetinari] begins to change in very bad ways from this point forward...
Mixa wrote:raisindot… What do you mean with:raisindot wrote:Unfortunately, his character [Vetinari] begins to change in very bad ways from this point forward...
First you criticize Carrot and now Vetinari?? I warn you…
My patience has got a limit!
raisindot wrote:Sorry, Mixa. Your lovely, positive, and upbeat Catalonian outlook on life prevents you from the free expression of negativity.
In a world where that just happened, Moist thought. Nothing matters.”
Oh, and about myself as a literary critic… I may never be a professional one, but when I sometimes write a review about a book I didn’t like… Its writer trembles.
I believe Sir Terry got fed up of political correctness and decided to take action empowering his message, even though that meant sacrificing flourishes in his writing style.
JamesW wrote:Remind me never to get on your bad side Mixa
Mixa wrote:JamesW wrote:Remind me never to get on your bad side Mixa
Don’t worry guys, I don’t bite… much.
I see what you mean, raisindot, but you’ve gone in another direction. I said he refused political correctness when expressing his opinions because if he already barely didn’t mince his words, now he’s totally shameless.
But referring to races and cultures, I believe Pratchett is trying to show the bright side of life and give Discworld a good ending -or as we say “un final rodó” (a round ending) - not only reflecting our society but showing us an example to follow.
Mixa wrote:Yes, I totally understand your position raisindot, but I don’t think Pratchett will turn a blind eye to negative aspects... I mean, assassins, thieves, corrupts, gangsters, psychopaths, bastards, crooks and all this “crème de la crème” among others will continue existing… Mainly, because a great majority of principal characters are part of it, don’t you think?
Mixa wrote:Raisindot, unfortunately I still haven’t been able to read Raising Steam (as I’m waiting for the Spanish translation), but as soon as I’ll do I’ll give my opinion. Meanwhile… I’ll be watching you…
Aquamarine, I suppose our tastes towards Discworld books continuously change in every stage of our lives, but I’m glad you enjoyed it after all, welcome to the forum!
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