Unseen Academicals ***SPOILERS***

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Re: Unseen Academicals ***SPOILERS***

Postby Tiffany » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:48 pm

Interesting though. :D
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Re: Unseen Academicals ***SPOILERS***

Postby Nomad » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:28 pm

When I first saw the book I was so glad, because it was so much thicker than the usual Terry Pratchett's books.
Vetinari is awesome at all times, but him being drunk was just amazing.
In the end it really seemed typical that the football player and the model ended up together.
Mr Nutt was an interesting character and he's knowledge abut spoons was incredible. :)
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(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_evczPOeIO0k/T ... micals.JPG thats the full cover)
When they first talked about football, I thought that Rincewind would be a perfect player; he can run.
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Re: Unseen Academicals ***SPOILERS***

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:14 pm

I like these loony book covers, they are funny. :lol:
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: Unseen Academicals ***SPOILERS***

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:33 pm

That's the Estonian covers I think. :mrgreen:
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Re: Unseen Academicals ***SPOILERS***

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:05 am

I believe thats where nomad is from, I have a couple of them I picked up from previous DWCons. :mrgreen:
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Re: Unseen Academicals ***SPOILERS***

Postby Nomad » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:17 pm

Tonyblack wrote:That's the Estonian covers I think. :mrgreen:

Correct :D
Who's Wee Dug wrote:I believe thats where nomad is from, I have a couple of them I picked up from previous DWCons. :mrgreen:

Correct again :D
Who's Wee Dug wrote:I like these loony book covers, they are funny. :lol:

The illustrater who makes those covers is my favorite :D
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Re: Unseen Academicals ***SPOILERS***

Postby Gillie2tat » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:38 am

I read Unseen Academicals quite recently for the first time and it struck me that Sir Terry must have seen a BBC series called Sleepers which was shown in the early 1990s because there are several parallels in it to the book. For example, in Sleepers there is a character who constantly introduces himself as Checkhov (no relation). If you want to hunt for it the leads are Nigel Havers and Warren Clarke.

It was repeated a couple of times and is available in DVD second hand only and it's now become quite expensive.

There are other things - another character is constantly looking at the English football match of 1966 in which there is a controversial goal, the two leading characters have to go on the run because the KGB is after them and so on. There is also a soft toy in the story who plays a much bigger part than Glenda's teddy bear but he's there.

I wonder if anyone else has seen this and can comment.
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Re: Unseen Academicals ***SPOILERS***

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:12 am

Welcome to the site! :) I don't recall ever seeing that show. I think the "no relation" thing may go back a lot further than that. Here's an example. But who knows? Terry frequently comes up with references that even he doesn't know the origin of. :)
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