Dark Side of the Sun and Strata

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Dark Side of the Sun and Strata

Postby DaveC » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:04 pm

Bought Dark Side of the Sun from a charity shop today. I have Strata already but am going to leave reading them both till after I have finished with Discworld.

What is the common opinion of them both any good?

Same goes with Bromeiliad and Johnny's have them but am leaving them. Any good?
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:10 pm

Johnny is good, but wasn't too keen on Dark Side or Strata.

Can't comment on Brom.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:29 pm

Bromeliad is excellent! The Johnny books are good too - although the first one feels kind of dated due to the computer technology mentioned in there. Johnny and the Bomb is possibly the best one.

I've only ever read Dark Side of the Sun and Strata once. I must read them again sometime - but they weren't really my cup of tea. :?

You'll get Discworld references in lots of them though. Maybe that should be proto-Discworld references in some cases. :lol:
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Re: Dark Side of the Sun and Strata

Postby pip » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:31 pm

DaveC wrote:Bought Dark Side of the Sun from a charity shop today. I have Strata already but am going to leave reading them both till after I have finished with Discworld.

What is the common opinion of them both any good?

Same goes with Bromeiliad and Johnny's have them but am leaving them. Any good?


Read them because of discworld but wouldn't rate strata or darkside very highly.

They lack the humour of terrys other works.

Bromeliad and jonny on the other hand are quite enjoyable. The nomes are great characters and jonny is a bit of fun.

The carpet people is another one of his books worth looking at. Its rewritten from its early version and is quite good. :D
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Re: Dark Side of the Sun and Strata

Postby DaveC » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:34 pm

pip wrote:
DaveC wrote:The carpet people is another one of his books worth looking at. Its rewritten from its early version and is quite good. :D


I have that too..not read it either yet. I think it is the later version.
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Re: Dark Side of the Sun and Strata

Postby pip » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:47 pm

DaveC wrote:
pip wrote:
DaveC wrote:The carpet people is another one of his books worth looking at. Its rewritten from its early version and is quite good. :D


I have that too..not read it either yet. I think it is the later version.


Got me a signed illustrated version. :D
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Re: Dark Side of the Sun and Strata

Postby DaveC » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:50 pm

pip wrote:
DaveC wrote:
pip wrote:
DaveC wrote:The carpet people is another one of his books worth looking at. Its rewritten from its early version and is quite good. :D


I have that too..not read it either yet. I think it is the later version.


Got me a signed illustrated version. :D


OOOOooooooohhhhhh!!!! :D
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Postby pip » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:59 pm

sorry for that show off moment. :oops: :oops:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:01 pm

I gave my copy of Carpet People to my mate, Mary, for her (then) 12 year old grandson.

He loved it, which is great, as he struggles with reading.

A few years ago, I gave him Where's my Cow? and he liked it so much (and he was much too old for it, technically) that everyone who came to visit his home had to sit and read it before they did anything else. :lol:
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Postby deldaisy » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:30 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:I gave my copy of Carpet People to my mate, Mary, for her (then) 12 year old grandson.

He loved it, which is great, as he struggles with reading.

A few years ago, I gave him Where's my Cow? and he liked it so much (and he was much too old for it, technically) that everyone who came to visit his home had to sit and read it before they did anything else. :lol:

Well that seems like a perfectly wonderful way to start off a visit to anyones house Bouncy. I might make it a rule here too.
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Postby pip » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:34 pm

deldaisy wrote:
Bouncy Castle wrote:I gave my copy of Carpet People to my mate, Mary, for her (then) 12 year old grandson.

He loved it, which is great, as he struggles with reading.

A few years ago, I gave him Where's my Cow? and he liked it so much (and he was much too old for it, technically) that everyone who came to visit his home had to sit and read it before they did anything else. :lol:

Well that seems like a perfectly wonderful way to start off a visit to anyones house Bouncy. I might make it a rule here too.


Read it vimes style yelling and screaming.

It might get rid of unwanted visitors :lol:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:03 pm

I prefered Strata over Darkside, Strata I think was showing what was to come from the future Discworld novels. :)
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Postby Tiffany » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:51 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Johnny is good, but wasn't too keen on Dark Side or Strata.

Can't comment on Brom.


I'm with you on the above.
I did enjoy the Bromeiliad trilogy, though.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:44 pm

Don't forget The Unadulterated Cat by Terry. It's a very different book, but it's great fun. :D
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Postby mystmoon » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:47 pm

I've read Strata but gave up halfway through Dark Side of the Sun, it just didn't grip me
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