Thud! Discussion *Spoilers*

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Re: Thud! Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby =Tamar » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:31 am

Tonyblack wrote:I went to the Amazon page and read the other 1 star reviews. They all don't seem to get it at all.


Their loss. I know that many people lack some degree of whatever it takes to appreciate the triple-layered story in WMC. Whatever it is, I'm glad I have it.

Tonyblack wrote:I doubt, for example that I'll bother with The World of Poo. I haven't got and am not interested in getting Nanny Ogg's cookbook, or the diaries or the calendars. It's the novels I'm interested in. :)


To each his own.

I debated whether to buy The World of Poo, but decided to because in this one area I am almost - not quite - a completist, and it does have a story, however slight. I don't have the calendars, but I do have the diaries - they have text in them, and I like Kidby's artwork. I feel that there's enough text in each diary to qualify as a mini-short story. I had to buy extra copies of Nanny Ogg's Cookbook, because first my sister wanted a copy of her own, and then she lent it to a friend who needed to know about wakes (real life reason), and the friend said she would only return it when she got her own copy. I consider NOC a useful book, that happens to have some recipes. For me, the opening notes and the long section of Nanny's advice in the back qualifies as a short story, and if I can buy a large anthology to get one story (as with The Sea and Little Fishes), I can consider the character sketches associated with the recipes as extras in an anthology.
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Re: Thud! Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby raisindot » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:49 pm

=Tamar wrote: I had to buy extra copies of Nanny Ogg's Cookbook, because first my sister wanted a copy of her own, and then she lent it to a friend who needed to know about wakes (real life reason), and the friend said she would only return it when she got her own copy. I consider NOC a useful book, that happens to have some recipes. For me, the opening notes and the long section of Nanny's advice in the back qualifies as a short story....


I had never seen a copy of NOC until Catchup generously sent me her copy. It was much better than I expected it to be. The opening "letters" from the editors and publishers to each other are a riot and the Nanny Ogg commentaries are well done. To me, the narrative 'voice' seems a bit like Briggs imitating Pterry, but the ideas themselves certainly seem Pterry's.
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Re: Thud! Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:51 pm

Dammit.

Now I've just gone and ordered a secondhand copy of the cookbook from eBay.

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Re: Thud! Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby MerlinPowered » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:56 am

I'm not much of a reviewer, so this is just a comment to say that I just finished reading Thud! I found it another enjoyable Watch book, the only sad bit being that its the last in the series besides Wheres My Cow. There was some solid character development with Angua and Detritus, would have been nice to have one more book to see how it all played out. Like an earlier comment suggested, Anguas reaction to Sally did seem a bit over played given the history. You can see why though, it allowed some interesting dialogue/situations between the two, especially when they were stuck in the dwarf mine.

On a side note; did anyone else entertain the thought about the security of your house attacked from below? It never even crossed my mind before I read this book. The sentiment was amplified by having a 2 year old, and a 3 month old in the house. Damn you pTerry. If they ever find real life dwarfs we are all in trouble.

Im a bit lost now as to what to read next. I really really enjoyed the Watch books. Can someone let me know if Wheres My Cow extends on from Thud! Or is it completely different? I might go back and finally find out what happens to Rincewind post Colour of Magic.
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Re: Thud! Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby Molokov » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:32 am

Where's My Cow is a meta storybook, it's parallel to the events in Thud! but doesn't rely on them at all.

And there's been another Watch book since then - Snuff, which was released Oct 2011 (and is out in Paperback already).
It's got its own spin-off too, "The World of Poo" which is a book that young Sam loves (in Snuff).
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Re: Thud! Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby MerlinPowered » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:15 am

Thank you Molokov. :oops:

I was using this as a guide but I don't see Snuff on it at all.
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Re: Thud! Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby Molokov » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:19 am

Probably an old version! After all, Snuff is only a year old. I do know Krzysztof did do an update earlier this year, which was hosted at Discworld Fanatics, but that website has now been shut down, so I don't know if the new Reading order guide has been hosted anywhere else.

As good as L-Space is, a lot of its content has not been updated for quite some time.
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Re: Thud! Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby Molokov » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:17 am

Here's a more recent version of the reading guide including Snuff: http://pinterest.com/tellur/discworld-r ... der-guide/
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Re: Thud! Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby MerlinPowered » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:56 am

Thank you for that Molokov, appreciate it.

Tony: can we get that put into a sticky maybe? It would be handy as a reference.
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Re: Thud! Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:32 am

MerlinPowered wrote:Thank you for that Molokov, appreciate it.

Tony: can we get that put into a sticky maybe? It would be handy as a reference.

I've put a link to the guide in the Useful Links thread in the Broken Drum. ;)
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Re: Thud! Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby Las » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:41 pm

Last reading book of PTerry become my fave. Don't know why. This time is Thud!. Dwarfs, trolls. I was like "oh, my god, easy answer" and Detrius knock on the head "Remember":). One thing I don't like - Angua breaking Nobby relationship with Betty. I was like "no, no, don't do that, Angua, why why, Nobby deserve the girl". I really want Nobby was happy with that four inches clothed girl, her dance skills is great.
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Re: Thud! Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:17 pm

:lol: I remember thinking that as well about Nobby. :lol:
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Re: Thud! Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:34 pm

So did I, she was obviously happy with him so why break it up
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: Thud! Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby mirandashell » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:39 pm

I bet all three of you are male........



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Re: Thud! Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:03 pm

Why - is that the sort of thing women do? :lol:
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