Dark Side of the Sun and Strata

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Postby DaveC » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:06 am

Tonyblack wrote:Don't forget The Unadulterated Cat by Terry. It's a very different book, but it's great fun. :D


Did look for that a while ago but forgot about it - there were so many different variations on the cover to choose from on ebay, it was hard to know which one to go for!
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:20 am

It's all the same on the inside. :wink:
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Postby DaveC » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:23 am

Tonyblack wrote:It's all the same on the inside. :wink:


That's good then. Just hard or paper. No updates. :D

I was annoyed when I finished Science of Discworld and realised that I hadn't read the revised version with the 2 extra chapters and other bits! :evil:
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:28 am

I brought a copy of Unadulterated Cat for Sharlene and she spent quite some time badgering her friend at Harper Collins about them publishing the book in America (Sharlene used to own a book store). It's still not published in the US and I'm sure lots of Americans would love it. :D

Terry is a cat fan and wrote an article for a cat magazine, which I've posted on here somewhere I think. :?
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Postby DaveC » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:33 am

Tonyblack wrote:I brought a copy of Unadulterated Cat for Sharlene and she spent quite some time badgering her friend at Harper Collins about them publishing the book in America (Sharlene used to own a book store). It's still not published in the US and I'm sure lots of Americans would love it. :D

Terry is a cat fan and wrote an article for a cat magazine, which I've posted on here somewhere I think. :?


Cool. Luckily, I'm not an American. Sometimes it would be nice, to see films earlier :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:35 am

Yes, HERE it is. :D
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Postby DaveC » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:40 am

Tonyblack wrote:Yes, HERE it is. :D


:D Sorry to make you dig it up. :oops: I remember reading it the first time :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:45 am

That's ok - I'm sure lots of people haven't read it. :P
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Postby DaveC » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:35 pm

About to start reading Dark Side of the Sun. :D
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Postby pip » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:37 pm

Enjoy. Its a fair bit different to the discworld stuff but i enjoyed it. :D
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Postby DaveC » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:44 pm

I took it off the shelf and was amazed at how thin it was, i've been reading thick books for sooooo long. Terry sure piled on the pounds over his literery career. :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:49 pm

He wasn't a full time writer then - he was writing in his spare time I think. :wink:
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Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:25 pm

He didn't go full time until fairly soon into the Discworld series. Dark Side of the Sun is clearly still a work by a writer finding his feet, Strata is better written. I like both of them :)
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Postby Antiq » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:32 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:He didn't go full time until fairly soon into the Discworld series. Dark Side of the Sun is clearly still a work by a writer finding his feet, Strata is better written. I like both of them :)

This exactly, and it's very obvious. They're both pretty naff, but worth reading to understand his development as a writer.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:05 pm

The best part of Dark Side of the Sun is this cover.

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Actually :oops: I've only read it (and Strata) once and probably should read them again before making such comments. :oops:
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