Vetinari already seems to know Rincewind in The Last Hero, so is that because if had heard of him in Interesting Times? Or because it was him in CoM?mystmoon wrote:Of course, there is the theory that Vetinari isn't the Patrician in COM, and Rincewind is instead threatened by Mad Lord Snapcase
Tonyblack wrote:Actually, there's a fairly serious message in this book if you dig for it and it relates to Twoflower as the tourist with too much money.
This is like someone who goes to (for example) Africa and hands out a Dollar to a beggar. $1, while nothing to an American, could represent a week's (or more) wages to someone in the third world. Twoflower puts himself at risk through sheer ignorance. I think it's a point that Terry makes really rather well in this book.
DaveC wrote:Cool, I understand the arguements have al been done through. After I 've read each book I go back to these discussions, as if reading all the reviews when a film comes out!
It's probably in no particular thread where these are discussed is it?
swreader wrote:I hate to quarrel with you Jan, but it's simply not true that there were no other comic writers of sci-fi/fantasy at the time. Robert Asprin, for example, began the Myth series before Terry (and died in 2008 in bed where he had been reading a Terry Pratchett book). There were others--but not many who developed in the ways that Terry did.
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