The Carpet People

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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:14 pm

I think I'm going to have to give it a second go at some stage. :wink:
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Postby Tiffany » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:07 pm

The_Discworldaholic wrote:Got it for a steal actually, brought it from a second hand book dealer in Totnes for £8.00 :lol: he really didnt know what he had at the time lol


That was probably from the man who's shop is now closed. :D :lol:
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Postby Tiffany » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:14 pm

I thought it very far fetched :) Having put that I think it's because they have to be so small, like germs. It isn't very believable that they could also be intelligent beings as well. Though at 17 I certainly wouldn't have had that much imagination at all.
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Re: The Carpet People

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:42 pm

I've banned the above poster but haven't deleted the post because it made me laugh. :lol:
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Re: The Carpet People

Postby DaveC » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:54 pm

:lol:

I can legitimately see someone buying the Carpet People on a whim, thinking it was about the fabric business. :D
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Re: The Carpet People

Postby simmonds91 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:17 pm

Whenever I read the carpet people I feel like I'm going back in time to TPratchett "the younger years" the background fading to black and white like those old films ;) He was only 17 remember, it's impressive when you think about 17 year olds these days, most parents will tell you their child doesn't read but TPratchett actually wrote a pretty decent one thats still being read even now at that age......
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Re: The Carpet People

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:25 pm

And his first published story, The Hades Business, was written in 1963, when he was around 15. :)
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Re: The Carpet People

Postby simmonds91 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:33 pm

Published at 15, I'm not jealous, I'm not.
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Re: The Carpet People

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:08 pm

Actually, I just looked it up and he was 13 when the story was published in the school magazine. It was later commercially published.
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Re: The Carpet People

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:19 pm

Jasper wrote:I like the natural patterns and materials are used to make the rugs found over at Rugman dot com.



:lol: :lol: :lol: That's even funnier, a spammer named after a Discworld Troll.

I have put him on the ban list. ;)
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Postby simmonds91 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:15 pm

Well done that man what.
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Re: The Carpet People

Postby Antiq » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:38 pm

I ADORE The Carpet People, it's one of my favourites :D I love Terry's little illustrations too. I think it's a fabulous and really original concept.
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Re: The Carpet People

Postby Alanz » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:08 pm

Yes i agree with you there Antiq, I enjoyed teh suspense of them being in fear of attack all the time
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