Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:18 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:Try emailing Lynsey Dalladay at Transworld?

Or contact her on Twitter, which I believe she's on?

As UA88 pointed out, Bouncy - Eric isn't published by Transworld. ;)
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:41 am

Note to self - SpecSavers.
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby raptornx01 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:46 pm

So the versions of eric you see around are all the plain versions? like at amazon, or that site that pip shared?
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:33 pm

raptornx01 wrote:So the versions of eric you see around are all the plain versions? like at amazon, or that site that pip shared?

Yes, the illustrated version is somewhat harder to find and bigger in size.
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby pip » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:43 pm

Sorry to tell Tony he's wrong but The Illustrated Eric came back into print in 2010 for Hardback and last year for paper back and are available on most sites and some stores -There's even signed ones available on PJSM

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/search?searchTerm=eric&page=1&searchRefined=1&searchAddedTerm=pratchett&price=&availability=&format=&searchSortBy=popularity&searchLang=
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:45 pm

Oh yeah, now I see the cover, I remember. Thanks Pip! :D
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby pip » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:51 pm

Phew. Thought the green pen would come out there. The older Illsutrated edition is quite rare now and great if you find a copy
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby UnseenAcademical88 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:56 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
Bouncy Castle wrote:Try emailing Lynsey Dalladay at Transworld?

Or contact her on Twitter, which I believe she's on?

As UA88 pointed out, Bouncy - Eric isn't published by Transworld. ;)


According to Amazon, Eric was originally published by a publisher called Gollancz. I'm not sure if they published a lot of the early Discworld books or not before Transworld started doing it.
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:08 pm

Just ignore me, UA!
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby UnseenAcademical88 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:25 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Just ignore me, UA!


Lol. :D

Having just checked the book and comparing it with the Kindle edition it seems the last paragraph of the book ( it starts with the sentence "President Astfgl, sitting in a pool of light in his huge, dark office, blew into the speaking tube again." is missing in the Kindle version.
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby =Tamar » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:24 pm

That's terrible! It totally changes the mood of the end! At the very least, Sir Terry's agent should be informed of the unauthorized edit.
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Postby RolandItwasntmyfault » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:06 pm

Quatermass wrote:Speaking of which, does the name Vassenego actually mean anything in Italian?



In Italian I don't know but in German, pronounced in native German tongue, it slightly sounds like "Wassen Ego!", literally translated "What an ego!" (I don't know if there is a similar cry of despair in English), meaning somebody with a very very big self-confidence who wants to climb the ladder very very fast (and often also may be very selfish, an egoist).

So this name to me at least always has been a telling name, if Terry has been conscious about this or not. :lol:
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:49 pm

:doh: :lol: I'm sure you are right - it's soooo Terry Pratchett and I never spotted it before. :lol:

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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:39 pm

UnseenAcademical88 wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:
Bouncy Castle wrote:Try emailing Lynsey Dalladay at Transworld?

Or contact her on Twitter, which I believe she's on?

As UA88 pointed out, Bouncy - Eric isn't published by Transworld. ;)


According to Amazon, Eric was originally published by a publisher called Gollancz. I'm not sure if they published a lot of the early Discworld books or not before Transworld started doing it.

UA, Gollancz was a big independant publisher in London before it was sold to Orion Books they published all the Discworld books up to Jingo and the last Hero after Colin Smythe stopped, and they are doing The Discworld Collector’s Library but only up to Jingo.
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby gordonfreeman » Thu May 08, 2014 2:28 pm

Just finished reading Eric. Don't know about everyone else but in my opinion it was actually quite good! :D
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