The Librarian - Book List, High Lights, Favourite Fruit

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The Librarian - Book List, High Lights, Favourite Fruit

Postby Offlerette!!! » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:07 pm

Dear All: Need trustworthy info on the Librarian, for an article...

Like: does a list exist somewhere with all books where he's making an entrance? Or: which are the special ones, besides his gorgeous changing back and forth in THE LAST CONTINENT?

Are peanuts & bananas his only fruit/food ever mentioned?

How does L-Space work, exactly? Where can I read that?

And: what does HE like to read?

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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:20 pm

Hi there Offlerette!!! and welcome to the forum. :D

I could suggest the New Discworld Companion, L-Space (the website) and the Discworld Wikis.

This, for example, is the L-Space definition of 'L-Space'.

The full L-Space website can be found HERE.

HERE'S the Discworld and Pratchett Wiki.

HERE'S the Discworld Wiki.

You should be able to find out all sorts about Dr Horace Worblehat, B.Thau., D.M. (aka The Librarian) there. :D
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Postby DaveC » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:24 pm

Hi Offlerette!!!

For me the best description of L-Space is in Science of Discworld II/

It seemed like he was in most Discworld books for ages, until his appearances became fewer.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:26 pm

DaveC wrote:Hi Offlerette!!!

For me the best description of L-Space is in Science of Discworld II/

It seemed like he was in most Discworld books for ages, until his appearances became fewer.
I agree - he was almost like Death in that he was in so many of the books.
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Postby deldaisy » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:30 pm

Hello and welcome Offlerette

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Postby DaveC » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:32 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
DaveC wrote:Hi Offlerette!!!

For me the best description of L-Space is in Science of Discworld II/

It seemed like he was in most Discworld books for ages, until his appearances became fewer.
I agree - he was almost like Death in that he was in so many of the books.


I am suprised, reading them in order as a first-timer, how both of their appearances dwindle. 3/4 of the way through Thud! at the moment and am glad the Special Constable got a brief scene with Pessimal. :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:35 pm

Death is in most of the books. I think he's not in Wintersmith - or one of the Tiffany books and in at least one book he appears as an hallucination.
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Postby Offlerette!!! » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:17 pm

Thanks for the welcome, the websites, and the wee m*****, oh no, ape:))

Also the comparison between DEATH and the Librarian is interesting.

Am still unsure about his diet though: does he eat bananas at all???

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Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:23 pm

Offlerette!!! wrote:Am still unsure about his diet though: does he eat bananas at all???

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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:28 pm

Certainly he eats bananas and he's also been known to partake of beer with his peanuts in the Mended Drum. :D

I don't recall him eating anything else, but I'm sure he does. :?

I can't remember which book it's in, but I understand he's also been known to visit the Patrician's private menagerie.
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Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:55 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I can't remember which book it's in, but I understand he's also been known to visit the Patrician's private menagerie.


Sourcery

'Oh, have it your way,' Spelter sighed. But, somehow, he felt better for the conversation. Everyone else in the University seemed to be living in a dream, whereas the Librarian wanted nothing more in the whole world than soft fruit, a regular supply of index cards and the opportunity, every month or so, to hop over the wall of the Patrician's private menagerie*. It was strangely reassuring.

'So you're all right for bananas and so forth?' he inquired, after another pause.

'Oook.'


* No-one ever had the courage to ask him what he did there.

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Postby deldaisy » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:02 pm

:D :D :D
And I was just about to post: WHy did he go to the menagerie?
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:23 pm

Thanks Mad! I haven't read Sourcery in a while. :D
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Postby michelanCello » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:27 pm

Welcome to the site, Offlerette! :D
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:31 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Thanks Mad! I haven't read Sourcery in a while. :D


Me neither, and I have no idea where it is...... off to play.com......... :lol:

Oooooh. Or Kindle! :D :wink:
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