Long after the book has been read........

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Re: Long after the book has been read........

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:53 pm

prajuvikas wrote:The card game Granny Weatherwax had with Death to save the life of a child (I forget which book)...

Can't say exactly why...but that passage moves me no end...
The soul and centre of witchcraft in that passage right there...

And did you notice that Death let her cheat? ;)
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Re: Long after the book has been read........

Postby prajuvikas » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:08 pm

Yeah I did. But I'd like to think that the Weatherwax stare might have had a hand in matters too :)
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Re: Long after the book has been read........

Postby meerkat » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:12 pm

And the fact she would have broken his arm too! :D
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Re: Long after the book has been read........

Postby TimBou » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:15 pm

Wyrd Sisters - Granny Weatherwax attending her first play
The Light Fantastic (I think) - the wizards summoning Death (I hope you know I was at a party...)
Pyramids - the "namby pamby saying his prayers" scene at the Assassins' School where the namby pamby is drawing a pentacle and sacrificing a goat
Moving Pictures - the reverse King Kong scene with the giant woman carrying the Librarian up the Tower of Art
Making Money - the clown scene near the end
Unseen Academicals - the orc analysing himself
Mort - Death in the conga line. Death's interview at the employment office
Hogfather - The scene in the department store of course! Has already been mentioned but fantastic...
Small Gods - The Ephebian philosophers in the tavern
Guards! Guards! - The scene with the doors in the rain and the secret passwords near the beginning
Going Postal - the scene ending with the letters saying "Deliver Us" (worst Pratchett pun ever perhaps?) ;-). The pin collecting shop (nicely done in the TV version too)
Monstrous Regiment - everything to do with socks

Enough for now...
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Re: Long after the book has been read........

Postby Penfold » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:38 pm

This line from "Guards! Guards!";

"You have the effrontery to be squeamish. But we were dragons. We were supposed to be cruel, cunning, heartless, and terrible. But this much I can tell you, you ape - we never burned and tortured and ripped one another apart and called it morality." - The Dragon
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Re: Long after the book has been read........

Postby Hvitveis » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:54 pm

In Hogfather when Death of Rats give the Raven/crow a sheep. That died in its sleep. After a long happy life. And who would probably be happy to know its death had helped someone.. :lol:
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Re: Long after the book has been read........

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:23 am

The Light Fantastic - Is there anything to eat in this forest , Yes us. :mrgreen:
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Re: Long after the book has been read........

Postby TimBou » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:51 am

Penfold wrote:This line from "Guards! Guards!";

"You have the effrontery to be squeamish. But we were dragons. We were supposed to be cruel, cunning, heartless, and terrible. But this much I can tell you, you ape - we never burned and tortured and ripped one another apart and called it morality." - The Dragon


What I find amazing is that he can slip in really cutting, deeply pessimistic comments like this on the human condition and still leave us laughing and feeling upbeat about ourselves and life in general at the end of the book...
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Re: Long after the book has been read........

Postby Cool Middle Name » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:52 pm

Nothing in the Watch books really sticks in my head, but I'd say the things I remember most are the Dread Portal introduction to "Guards! Guards!", the Cripple Mister Onion game from "Witches Abroad", the Death roll from "Jingo" and - for some reason - the wizard's death in "Reaper Man".
Well, I remember is death but not his name.
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Re: Long after the book has been read........

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:17 pm

Do you mean Windle Poons, CMN? :?
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Re: Long after the book has been read........

Postby Paranye » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:34 pm

Windle Poons. Windle Poons. Windle Poons. It gets funnier every time I say it. Would it be really cruel if I named one of my as-yet-unborn children Windle? It could be Windy for short!
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Re: Long after the book has been read........

Postby Cool Middle Name » Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:43 pm

Yep, Windle!
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Re: Long after the book has been read........

Postby raptornx01 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:04 am

Not DW but the end of Agnes Nutter in good omens sticks in the mind as well.
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Re: Long after the book has been read........

Postby high eight » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:02 pm

Vetinari's speech in Unseen Academicals, ending with my tag-line:

And that’s when I first learned about evil. It is built into the very nature of the universe. Every world spins in pain. If there is any kind of supreme being, I told myself, it is up to all of us to become his moral superior.”

I'm sure we've all felt like that at some time. I know I have.
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Re: Long after the book has been read........

Postby hazel8252 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:02 pm

Vimes being chased by the werewolves in The Fifth Elephant.
The frequently mentioned Cripple Mister Onion scene in Witches Abroad.
Lord Greebau chasing Walter Plinge aka 'The Ghost' in Maskerade.
Anyone being chased sticks in my memory, he does write some good chase scenes!
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