The sad bits...

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The sad bits...

Postby raspberry » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:39 pm

Just re-read feet of clay. I'd forgotten how sad it is in parts. I just wondered whether anyone else had a DW book with parts in that they find particularly sad/emotional.

Or maybe I'm just a total wuss.
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Postby Bickaxe » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:51 pm

Still that bit in Thud! where Vimes is in the cave reciting the words to Where's My Cow and going spare as he should be reading to young Sam.
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Postby Cheery » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:54 pm

Definatly the scene in Thud, when the deep-downers attack Sybil and young Sam. Especially after the shock Vimes got, when one of the dwarves went into the nursery. Seriously, this would make every sensible father cry of sheer relief.
Actually there are a number of scienes with a lot of tension in Thud.
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:17 pm

i cant remember which book its in but granny tells death to take the cow and not the baby :cry:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:32 pm

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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:38 pm

The bit in Jingo where the Disorganiser is down a different leg of the Trousers of Time and is announcing the deaths of the Watch. :(
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:09 pm

For me too the scene in Thud! where Vimes is in the cave reciting the words to Where's My Cow :(
The scene where the deep-downers attack Sybil and young Sam is also quite emotional yes.
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Postby Trish » Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:58 pm

chris.ph wrote:i cant remember which book its in but granny tells death to take the cow and not the baby :cry:


That's from Equal Rites.
It's sad, but it's not. Only Granny could "tell" Death anything and expect him to listen.

Carpe Jugulum. The bit when Granny 'thinks' she' left out of the christening because she isnt' needed.
And the later bit when she tells Nanny she can't get through Magpyr's "wall of thought."
And the that losing herself /her mind is everything to her.


I like Granny. :0)
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Postby kakaze » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:16 am

I really hate the bit in Feet of Clay when Vimes is reminiscing about tormenting some poor kid when he was young. Billy Scuggins, I think.

I didn't think it really fit with the Vimes personality.
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Postby raspberry » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:01 am

All those bits are emotional- thank you for reminding me of them!
Another bit that gets me is when (Men at arms) Angua and Carrot find the list of widows that Vimes supports.
I love Vimes!
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:34 am

When Gaspode is trapped in the theatre in Moving Pictures and just having a little chat with Death and then Laddie comes and rescues him.

Pure Lassie Come Home and I blubbed like a baby the 1st time :oops:
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:47 am

Jan Van Quirm wrote:When Gaspode is trapped in the theatre in Moving Pictures and just having a little chat with Death and then Laddie comes and rescues him.

Pure Lassie Come Home and I blubbed like a baby the 1st time :oops:
I read somewhere that Terry was actually going to kill Gaspode off and when he sent the manuscript off someone who read it sent a message back telling him that he must not under any circumstances kill off Gaspode. :o
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Postby poohbcarrot » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:57 am

Tonyblack wrote:I read somewhere that Terry was actually going to kill Gaspode off and when he sent the manuscript off someone who read it sent a message back telling him that he must not under any circumstances kill off Gaspode. :o


Probably Jan that sent that message! :lol:

(or the US publishers! :twisted: )
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:12 am

Just as well he did keep him or Carrot would have been in big trouble in Fifth Elephant. Gaspode was his thinking brain dog. :lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:42 am

Tonyblack wrote:The bit in Jingo where the Disorganiser is down a different leg of the Trousers of Time and is announcing the deaths of the Watch. :(


That gave me chills :shock:
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