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Re: dodger

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:17 pm

CJDobs wrote:Just a few chapters in so far and enjoying it.

Interested to know what our overseas readers make of it though? It's written very colloquially and whether that's a homage to Dickens or not, Dickens only used the 'Baker Street Irregulars' style when the characters spoke whereas Terry uses it widely in this book as the narrative. I understand it (being English!) but wondered how it translates overseas?

Genuine query....stone the crows, lawks a live Guvnor, 'ave an 'art for a poor old cove down on 'is luck etc etc :)

Sharlene in America is enjoying it with no problem. :)
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Re: dodger

Postby CJDobs » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:55 pm

I suppose phrases such as 'kick seven types of shite out of him' are quite universal in their translation :lol:

I have to say (again) Dan Simmons take on Charlie Dickens in Drood is a belter for anyone interested. Very very different book to Dodger but well worth the investment of reading energy!
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Re: dodger

Postby whybrew » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:46 pm

Just finished Dodger. It was a great read, as good as anything Discworld. Terry at his best yet again. Would love to read the sequel that it is set up for. By the way it has taken me just a couple of days because I luckily have got a cold which has kept me in bed.
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Re: dodger

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:48 pm

whybrew wrote:Just finished Dodger. It was a great read, as good as anything Discworld. Terry at his best yet again. Would love to read the sequel that it is set up for. By the way it has taken me just a couple of days because I luckily have got a cold which has kept me in bed.

Who'd have thought you'd be glad of a cold? :lol:

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Re: dodger

Postby BenBubb » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:54 pm

I finished this on saturday and thoroughly enjoyed it. It has got me back into Terry as I drifted away from him for about a year, I have only read a few of his books but have just started Guards Guards and have realised how much I have missed his quirky style of writing! So glad Dodger got me back into Pratchett!
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Re: dodger

Postby Fortune Clutterbuck » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:31 pm

Enjoyed Dodger a lot more than I expected.
A worthy homage to Dickens and Mayhew
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Re: dodger

Postby Teppic » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:37 pm

I'm so pleased there wasn't long to wait for this book. It's thoroughly washed away the aftertaste left by The Long Earth. Not only that but this is also better than Snuff and UA in my opinion. Loved it and hope there's a sequel. Best Pratchett since Thud!
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Re: dodger

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:15 am

Amazon have got Dodger on special offer for............ £8.10.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0385 ... =350613011
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Re: dodger

Postby pip » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:34 am

Not bad. :D
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Re: dodger

Postby pip » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:35 am

Makes the kindle version really really look like a rip off :lol:
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Re: dodger

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:39 am

Which is why I won't buy it until it comes down in price.
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Re: dodger

Postby pip » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:11 pm

Or buy the hardback :D
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Re: dodger

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:30 pm

Are you getting a big wooden spoon for Hogwatch then pip. :lol:
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Re: dodger

Postby pip » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:45 pm

More like a shovel :D
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Re: dodger

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:13 pm

Innit.
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