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Postby RJH » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:15 pm

LilMaibe wrote:Twilight sold well too.
And for our german reasons an addition:
'Feuchtgebiete' sold incredible well too, too

(Why yes, I just compared a Discworldnovel to Twilight. AGAIN)


Twilight...shudders, still hate that damn series but that is a argument for another day :lol: :wink:
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Postby LilMaibe » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:20 pm

RJH wrote:
LilMaibe wrote:Twilight sold well too.
And for our german reasons an addition:
'Feuchtgebiete' sold incredible well too, too

(Why yes, I just compared a Discworldnovel to Twilight. AGAIN)


Twilight...shudders, still hate that damn series but that is a argument for another day :lol: :wink:


Naw, actually isn't. I doubt you can find a single person on this board here that would say Twilight's anywhere near good, left alone equal with any of Mr Pratchett's books, no matter which they deem his worst work.
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Postby Quatermass » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:55 pm

LilMaibe wrote:
RJH wrote:
LilMaibe wrote:Twilight sold well too.
And for our german reasons an addition:
'Feuchtgebiete' sold incredible well too, too

(Why yes, I just compared a Discworldnovel to Twilight. AGAIN)


Twilight...shudders, still hate that damn series but that is a argument for another day :lol: :wink:


Naw, actually isn't. I doubt you can find a single person on this board here that would say Twilight's anywhere near good, left alone equal with any of Mr Pratchett's books, no matter which they deem his worst work.


Twilight wasn't abysmal as much as mediocre. I'd suggest that at the very least, it is the equal in entertainment value of Eric.

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Postby Australis » Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:12 am

Twilight? Hell, I reckon the Tiffany books are much better than Harry Potter!

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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:19 am

Australis wrote:Twilight? Hell, I reckon the Tiffany books are much better than Harry Potter!

There! I said it, and stand by it!
I agree. The Potter books were good, but they didn't have the depth of the Tiffany books. :)
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Postby Quatermass » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:23 am

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Australis wrote:Twilight? Hell, I reckon the Tiffany books are much better than Harry Potter!

There! I said it, and stand by it!
I agree. The Potter books were good, but they didn't have the depth of the Tiffany books. :)


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Postby meerkat » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:07 am

They are totally different variations of magic books.

They stand together as excellent books. But Terry will have to go some to beat the Deathly Hallows books.

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Postby RJH » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:00 pm

meerkat wrote:They are totally different variations of magic books.

They stand together as excellent books. But Terry will have to go some to beat the Deathly Hallows books.

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Postby meerkat » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:06 pm

Yes, maybe, but Equal Rites isn't Hermione and the Deathly Hallows , is it? :evil: Plus it ER isn't up to the same standard.

Like I said they are stand alone in thier own rights.
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Postby mspanners » Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:58 pm

Well I just got round to snuff and all I can say us yippy! Terry has got back to doing what he does best, write a cracking book full of action , adventure and intregue. One of my top 5 books in the series. Who else can get away with writeing about slavery and genocide within a comic adventure detective frame! Pure genious...
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Postby BaldJean » Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:48 pm

I was actually a bit disappointed by "Snuff". Yes, his Viimesness and Lady Sybyl are in top form, but I had hoped it would be a watch book, and though the watch appears in it it plays a minor role. I love the social interactions of the watch, and I was still having secret hopes of Angua and Salacia becoming a lesbian couple, although an odd one.. Their relationship in "Thud!" reminded me a lot of odd couples from Hollywood movies, like for example Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn in "African Queen" or Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLane in "Two Mules for Sister Sara". Ah well!
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Postby AgProv » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:37 am

hi BaldJean!

You may be interested in a few notes I scribbled on the topc of the gay subculture on the Discworld; you may be moved to add to or comment on them?

http://wiki.lspace.org/wiki/Book_Discussion:Snuff/Annotations

I was interested too in the thought that Terry might be throwing a small rock into Angua and Carrot's generally tranquil pool by introducing Sally, a woman who seems to be attracted to both of them... I have a shrewd idea that in contriving a scene where Angua and Sally are naked in a lot of mud and on the point of a fight might well be the author's wry comment on all the people who contrive such scenes, and take them further, in slash fic...[/quote]
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:55 pm

Angua's not a lesbian, and Sally never showed any inclination as far as I could tell. So any hopes of a relationship between them seems pretty ridiculous. You might as well be hoping for the sparks to fly between Colon and Nobby :roll:
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Postby BaldFriede » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:23 pm

Dotsie wrote:Angua's not a lesbian, and Sally never showed any inclination as far as I could tell. So any hopes of a relationship between them seems pretty ridiculous. You might as well be hoping for the sparks to fly between Colon and Nobby :roll:

There were on the contrary a lot of indicators. The most basic one is the way the relationship between Angua and Sally is being portrayed. As Jean already pointed out, it is extremely reminiscent of the relationships between the male and the female lead in many Hollywood movies; she named "African Queen" and "Two Mules for Sister Sara" as examples. Maybe you have to be lesbian to feel it, but I notice a lot of sexual tension between Angua and Sally, and not because of them warring over Carrot.
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Postby pip » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:33 pm

BaldFriede wrote:
Dotsie wrote:Angua's not a lesbian, and Sally never showed any inclination as far as I could tell. So any hopes of a relationship between them seems pretty ridiculous. You might as well be hoping for the sparks to fly between Colon and Nobby :roll:

There were on the contrary a lot of indicators. The most basic one is the way the relationship between Angua and Sally is being portrayed. As Jean already pointed out, it is extremely reminiscent of the relationships between the male and the female lead in many Hollywood movies; she named "African Queen" and "Two Mules for Sister Sara" as examples. Maybe you have to be lesbian to feel it, but I notice a lot of sexual tension between Angua and Sally, and not because of them warring over Carrot.


As Terry isn't a Lesbian i can't imagine he would be capable of putting in subtle signals only Lesbians can pick up on :roll:
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