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Re: Any Questions?

Postby AgProv » Wed May 01, 2013 1:55 pm

There are a few pages in one of Tom Holt's books which explicitly parody Discworld, (viewing it through T0om Holt's universe) but this is more an author homage, I think. Wish I could remember which one!
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby turtlerider » Sun May 05, 2013 3:20 am

Thanks!

Also I just finished reading Mort when i realized that there weren't any chapters only a few stars (***) every now and then. Why?
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Tonyblack » Sun May 05, 2013 5:14 am

Terry generally doesn't write in chapters at all. There are chapters in Colour of Magic and in his Tiffany books, but that's about it for the Discworld books. I don't think the books suffer at all because of this.

Tom Paulin the critic on Newsnight Review once said of Terry's books:

. . . a complete amateur - doesn't even write in chapters - hasn't a clue.
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This is a review you'll actually find printed inside one of Terry's books.
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Square12 » Sun May 05, 2013 9:38 am

Because pTerry is actually an evil genius who has discovered that chapters give you an excuse to stop reading for the night to get some sleep!
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Tonyblack » Sun May 05, 2013 10:40 am

:lol: That is soooo true! The times I've thought - I'll just read a bit more until I get to a good place to stop . . . :lol:
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun May 05, 2013 12:52 pm

Then ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz and wakes up with a book on your chest, been there and done that. :lol:
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Ghost » Sun May 05, 2013 12:55 pm

the paper absorbs the drool
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Square12 » Sun May 05, 2013 1:40 pm

That's the problem, reading gives me energy, because I become so absorbed in the book, and I don't get tired until I stop reading! Borrowed the sixth Harry potter of a friend and read it one day. Fortunately I had the following morning off, because must have been about 4am when I finished reading, but the look on his face was worth it when I returned his book the day after borrowing it!
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby PeterS1 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:59 pm

Hi.

Can anyone help?

I'm trying to remember which novel features Vimes going to the college of heralds to draw up a coat of arms and meeting up with the head herald, a vampire.

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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Dotsie » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:25 pm

Hi PeteS1 :) It's Feet of Clay.

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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:55 pm

I concur! Welcome to the site. :D
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby PeterS1 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:12 am

Hi Dotsie and Tonyblack.

Thank you both for the greetings of welcome and also for the answer to my quest, I'd gone through all the Vimes stories but somehow overlooked Feet of Clay!
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:13 am

Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

The rest of us are a bit crap.
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:44 pm

PeterS1 wrote:Hi Dotsie and Tonyblack.

Thank you both for the greetings of welcome and also for the answer to my quest, I'd gone through all the Vimes stories but somehow overlooked Feet of Clay!

The diagrams of the various coats of arms on the inside pages is a little bit of a give away. ;) :lol:
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Jo of the Gates » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:30 pm

Hi All.
I haven't visited in a while, and this is my first time in this topic.

I have always wondered why Sir Terry devised the currency of Ankh-Morpork as Dollars. Could it be a sort of nod to US/Canada/Australia where the currency is also Dollars?
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