Jan Van Quirm wrote:Hi there Joe
In Sourcery the Patrician was turned into a lizard and the Librarian looke after him and his little dog - Wuffles? - so that must have been Vetinari. The Patrician in CoM & LF was more a 'Blofeld' type and ate candied echinoderms... could well still have been Vetinari but in Nightwatch didn't we read something about Vetinari's predecessor or the one before him had a fondness for sea urchins?
mspanners wrote:That is the point, in most of the books Vetinari is a tall thin man with a vampire like appearance who thinks water and bread a meal, whose build was described as so thin an assassins blade would be hard to find its target......(Watered down Hammer Horror type, in the art work to.. the chap who played the Patrican in the TV Colour of Magic was spot on for casting as Vetinari in my view)
BUT in the book The Colour of Magic the patrician was a short man with double chins and beringed finger who, as stated, feasted on crystalised sea foods and treats.
He did have some of the inane Humor of Vetinari and the dark clarks but any despot would have secret Policemen.
And I can not see Vetinari threatening Rincewind with torture to placate an invasion force... IF Vetinari were to have someone murdered He would have it done quietly...... I just do not see him as the mad torturing type.... Well not physical torture anyway, Mental torture yes but not disembowelment surly.
Jan Van Quirm wrote:Erm... No I don't think so - I adore seafood mostly and I've never come across either of them on a menu when I did still go out to fancy London restaurants I live quite near to Padstow where Rick Stein (famous for his fish and seafood cooking) has several restaurants and they don't do them there either (just checked - nada)
Well said!Conspiracy Theory wrote:Got my copy on DVD today.
I'm about 1/2 way through part one.
I have the following to say:
Yes, there are plot deviations.
People don't look and sound the same way they did in my head.
It's a fun story.
Getting lots of laughs.
As far as pure entertainment value goes, it would be difficult to top.
I intend to watch it again, and again, and again.
I am looking forward to anything else coming out on DVD.
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