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Postby wildvet » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:41 pm

Hi.
Some years ago I have read a disknovel, in which there was described a reason why in a certain country, missionaries were supposed to be shot at sight.
Can someone please tell me which novel that is?
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:42 pm

I know the one you mean, but can't think which book it's in at the moment. :?
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Postby michelanCello » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:46 pm

Small Gods, perhaps? Or one of the watch novels in which there's Constable Visit? I've no idea :?

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Postby Dotsie » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:14 pm

"The gods of the Disc have never bothered much about judging the souls of the dead, and so people only go to hell if that's where they believe, in their deepest heart, that they deserve to go. Which they won't do if they don't know about it. This explains why it is so important to shoot missionaries on sight." Eric

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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:11 pm

That's the one! Thanks Dotsie! :D
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Postby Mary Skater » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:45 am

I often remember Discworld snippets without knowing which book they're from. I haven't yet got into Kindle etc, but can users of e-books tell me, is it possible to search the whole set for a particular word or phrase? In the above example, "missionaries" would be a good key-word, because it won't come up too often.

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Postby Dotsie » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:03 am

You can only load one book at a time, so I wouldn't think so :think:
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Postby Mary Skater » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:00 pm

Thanks, Dotsie.
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:14 pm

Mary, I think it depends on your device. I have Kindle on my laptop (even if I don't use it - it was free) and, as you can see below, you can indeed do a word search. I don't know if your Kindle has that.
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:25 pm

You can search a book, just not all the Discworld ones at once, unfortunately. You could do that if you had them on pdf though.
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Postby Mary Skater » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:54 pm

Thanks, folks. I don't have a Kindle, so far. I like books on paper :) . But I can see the attraction of the electronic versions for travelling. I'll keep it in mind.

(Yes, I did recognise the Pride and Prejudice search, even without looking at the text on the right...)

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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:40 pm

Mary Skater wrote:Thanks, folks. I don't have a Kindle, so far. I like books on paper :) . But I can see the attraction of the electronic versions for travelling. I'll keep it in mind.

(Yes, I did recognise the Pride and Prejudice search, even without looking at the text on the right...)

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Postby Dotsie » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:59 pm

:lol: Me too! I've investigated all the free titles for Kindle, Kobo, and iBooks so far. My reading has become a little more diverse, to say the least.
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Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:56 pm

My diverse reading started in my teens when I decided to read the first 100 Penguin Classics. Now that is a really odd collection :)
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:25 pm

Dotsie wrote::lol: Me too! I've investigated all the free titles for Kindle, Kobo, and iBooks so far. My reading has become a little more diverse, to say the least.


Have you tried this site Dotsie it's Kindle books for Amazon but some you may not find by searching, it also has x rating filter that you can switch off.
http://www.ereaderiq.co.uk/free/
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