Batty wrote:Can you imagine how Vimes would react if Vetinari ever saved his life and he had to live with the fact that he owed the Patrician something?
Batty wrote:This is the beauty of TP's books. It allows people to debate different perspectives!
poohbcarrot wrote:Batty wrote:This is the beauty of TP's books. It allows people to debate different perspectives!
You wait till the "Maurice" discussion starts.
Batty wrote:I think for Vetinari to save Vimes in the present time, would lead to an angry and resentful Sir Samuel and a highly amused Patrician.
swreader wrote As you said, Batty, reading Pratchett leads to sprightly discussions. By your comment, did you mean Vimes in G!G! (where he is not Sir Samuel) - or were you referring to him generally? In any case, I'm curious why you think Vimes would be angry and resentful if Vetinari were to save his life physically?
It seems to me that without Vetinari's continued & growing recognition of Vimes abilities (which leads to Vimes's continuing promotion and more responsibility) even Sybil's best efforts might not have been enough to save Vimes's life from the alcoholism and deep depression he suffers from at the beginning of this book.
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