New Pratchett for 2012

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Re: New Pratchett for 2012

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:47 am

Oh that's a marvellous cover! :lol:

Looks a bit like one of those Dangerous Books For Boys covers - a real 1950s style.

Where did you get that picture from, Dave?
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Re: New Pratchett for 2012

Postby RJH » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:16 am

Here is a bit more for you:

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plus this blurb:

A charming tale for people of all ages (but especially for young Sam Vimes) from the pen of Miss Felicity Beedle, Discworld’s premier children’s author. 7th June 2012 – Lynsey

Source: http://discworldfanatics.co.uk/the-world-of-poo/
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Re: New Pratchett for 2012

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:31 am

Tony I was going to post that RJH beat me to it, it's on the News tab in the home page. :)
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Re: New Pratchett for 2012

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:01 pm

:lol: I never thought of looking there.
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Re: New Pratchett for 2012

Postby meerkat » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:27 pm

Roll on June!
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Re: New Pratchett for 2012

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:38 pm

meerkat wrote:Roll on June!

Poor June. Won't she object? :lol:
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Re: New Pratchett for 2012

Postby raisindot » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:47 pm

Another reason for me to dislike Snuff. I kept wondering why there was so much discussion of poo in general and this kind of book in general, and here we have it--like "Where's My Cow" and the Thud board game in Thud!, they're included as product placements. While these placements were forgiveable in Thud because that book is a masterpiece and these products are integral to the plot of the story, "The World of Poo" does nothing to advance the story in Snuff.
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Re: New Pratchett for 2012

Postby pip » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:53 pm

Like Wheres my Cow i thought the whole Pooh book thing was a commentary on childrens book. In the Uk theres a big trend in childrens books about poo (not the bear) and Terry does do social commentary . Maybe its bypassed the states but you'd be amazed at the amount of mainstream books available as highlighted below.

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Re: New Pratchett for 2012

Postby meerkat » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:57 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
meerkat wrote:Roll on June!

Poor June. Won't she object? :lol:


Yep, left myself walk right into that one, didn't I? :D

Raisindot, I was piqued by what was in the books Young Sam was reading. I;d be interested to see what this has in it (yes, I know, it's poo!) but it seemed to hint at how sanitation works and other matters relating to poo. Could be instructive!

J K Rowling did it with Tales of Beedle the Bard, so I don't see why Sir T can't do likewise with Felicity Beedle books! ;)
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Re: New Pratchett for 2012

Postby meerkat » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:59 pm

What is it about an elephant and it's poo? :roll:
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Re: New Pratchett for 2012

Postby pip » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:07 pm

meerkat wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:
meerkat wrote:Roll on June!

Poor June. Won't she object? :lol:


Yep, left myself walk right into that one, didn't I? :D

Raisindot, I was piqued by what was in the books Young Sam was reading. I;d be interested to see what this has in it (yes, I know, it's poo!) but it seemed to hint at how sanitation works and other matters relating to poo. Could be instructive!

J K Rowling did it with Tales of Beedle the Bard, so I don't see why Sir T can't do likewise with Felicity Beedle books! ;)


JK Rowling did give every penny fromk that to charity though . Will terry do the same
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Re: New Pratchett for 2012

Postby Batty » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:43 pm

meerkat wrote:What is it about an elephant and it's poo? :roll:

Some years ago, we had a circus in Town, and all the elephant dung was piled up and residents invited to help themselves.
No doubt a few did. Until after a hot spell, the pile burst into flames! :lol:
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Re: New Pratchett for 2012

Postby raisindot » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:08 pm

pip wrote:Like Wheres my Cow i thought the whole Pooh book thing was a commentary on childrens book. In the Uk theres a big trend in childrens books about poo (not the bear) and Terry does do social commentary .


I have nothing against poo books, other than not being a fan of the end product. (ba-da boom).

I, too, thought Pterry was mentioning the poo book in Snuff simply as a commentary on the idea that there are children's books on just about every topic. If Pterry had decided to write a standalone kids book about poo, I wouldn't have minded either--wouldn't have bought it, but wouldn't have cared.

It's the fact that he takes a subject that isn't particularly central to the story--poo and books about poo--and uses it to flog the sales of the separate book he's writing about that gets my goat. I'd feel a lot less bothered by it if he had written a separate kids book about goblins, since they are at least a central theme in Snuff. And maybe I'd be less bothered by it if I felt that Snuff wasn't one of Pterry's worst books in ages. But that's just me. Your kilometerage, of course, may vary.
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Re: New Pratchett for 2012

Postby LilMaibe » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:26 pm

And hey, as far as I got in snuff by now, there aren't even any interesting facts about dung. Like, did you know that up till today horsedung is used when making churchbells?

And instead of that 'tie-in' they should perhaps update the worldmap...
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Re: New Pratchett for 2012

Postby pip » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:48 pm

raisindot wrote:
pip wrote:Like Wheres my Cow i thought the whole Pooh book thing was a commentary on childrens book. In the Uk theres a big trend in childrens books about poo (not the bear) and Terry does do social commentary .


I have nothing against poo books, other than not being a fan of the end product. (ba-da boom).

I, too, thought Pterry was mentioning the poo book in Snuff simply as a commentary on the idea that there are children's books on just about every topic. If Pterry had decided to write a standalone kids book about poo, I wouldn't have minded either--wouldn't have bought it, but wouldn't have cared.

It's the fact that he takes a subject that isn't particularly central to the story--poo and books about poo--and uses it to flog the sales of the separate book he's writing about that gets my goat. I'd feel a lot less bothered by it if he had written a separate kids book about goblins, since they are at least a central theme in Snuff. And maybe I'd be less bothered by it if I felt that Snuff wasn't one of Pterry's worst books in ages. But that's just me. Your kilometerage, of course, may vary.

maybe it would be easier to accept if the spinoff was a charity thing like ms Rowlings side works i suppose.
i would love to see an up to date full discworld map more than this and wheres my cow style spinoffa though so subconciously i probably agree with you
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