Least favourite Discworld book

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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:48 pm

superfurryandy wrote:There's always one :roll:
And it's usually Pooh! :lol: :lol:

Seriously though - Rinsewind is a useful character of Terry's because he can been thrown from one side of the Disc to another without any apparent harm. He seems to be indestructable and that's also useful when it comes to comedy. But his abilities allow Terry to explore the Disc without having to spend half a book getting there as most of the other characters would have to. :)

But that sort of almost slapstick type comedy gets a bit thin once you've read the books a few times in my opinion.
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Postby poohbcarrot » Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:03 pm

How can you not like Rincewind? :shock: Without Rincewind there would have been no Discworld. All I can say is you're all going to hate Unseen Academicals then, coz Rincewind's in it. :twisted:

You lot have got not one ounce of romance in your body. I bet none of you even remember the first girl/boy you kissed! :lol:

If Rincewind's in a book, you are guarenteed laughs. He isn't a serious character. The Last Continent or Interesting Times were miles funnier than Nightwatch or Small Gods.

And Pyramids was hilarious!

And Tony, you can't even spell his name properly! :roll:
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:12 pm

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And Tony, you can't even spell his name properly! :roll:
I spelled it the American way. :lol:
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Postby poohbcarrot » Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:24 pm

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And Tony, you can't even spell his name properly! :roll:
I spelled it the American way. :lol:


I assume you were joking Tony, but I wouldn't be surprised if TP's US publishers made him spell it differently, just like the chapters! :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:25 pm

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poohbcarrot wrote:
And Tony, you can't even spell his name properly! :roll:
I spelled it the American way. :lol:


I assume you were joking Tony, but I wouldn't be surprised if TP's US publishers made him spell it differently, just like the chapters! :lol:
Yes just joking in an effort to hide my inability to spell. :lol:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:35 pm

My least favourite DW novel is Maskerade. I only read the Dutch translation which is very poor(not translated by the usual translator) So I'm still planning to read it in English. After that Sourcery is my least favourite. Despite this Rincewind is one of my favourite characters.
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Postby poohbcarrot » Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:44 pm

Don't forget to vote! :lol:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:56 pm

Vote? where? how? :?
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Postby poohbcarrot » Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:58 pm

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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:58 pm

Sjoerd3000 wrote:Vote? where? how? :?
I think he means HERE. :wink:
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Postby Dotsie » Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:37 pm

poohbcarrot wrote:you're all going to hate Unseen Academicals then, coz Rincewind's in it. :twisted:

Noooooooo!

You lot have got not one ounce of romance in your body. I bet none of you even remember the first girl/boy you kissed! :lol:

Stefan. *sigh*

And Pyramids was hilarious!

Was Rincewind in that? :?
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:43 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
Sjoerd3000 wrote:Vote? where? how? :?
I think he means HERE. :wink:


Aaah that explains :) thanks for the link :wink:
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:10 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
poohbcarrot wrote:
And Tony, you can't even spell his name properly! :roll:
I spelled it the American way. :lol:


NONONONO! Tis Rincewind!!!
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:17 pm

Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:
poohbcarrot wrote:
And Tony, you can't even spell his name properly! :roll:
I spelled it the American way. :lol:


NONONONO! Tis Rincewind!!!
I was kidding! HONEST!!! :oops:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:15 pm

Now knowing just how bad a bear pooh really and truly is I still find myself having to agree with him on Rincewind.

He's a great wizard in that he's obviously completely unqualified for it, has no ego at all, minimal self-esteem and so spends most of his time suffering for it. He's also a kind of lightning rod for anything horrible happening and the poor chap's absolutely real about the dangers that beset him - no wonder he's so funny.

Rincewind's the Disc's Victor Meldrew only he's cursed and permanently (and justifiably) paranoid and, aside from CoM and LF (when Terry was still playing with the way the Disc was), he's a great character for others to spin off because actually everyone but him is insane in some way. My favourite pairing is Rincewind and Ridcully.

OK - least favourite book but only by a smidge ('cos there is no such thing as a rotten Disworld book) is Going Postal - I really don't see that much to like in Moist at all... :twisted:
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