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    Re: Going Completely Bursar

    Mort was a good book, but I prefer Reaper Man - a more engaged Death, and Susan's one of my favourite characters. I have a soft spot for slim attractive intelligent women that use logic and have a strong dominant streak..

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    Re: Going Completely Bursar

    Quote Originally Posted by whitetiger1518 View Post
    ... (I have all but Nation and Unseen Academicals now, neither of which I have read yet, so no spoilers please! )
    Half way through Unseen Academicals (special offer in Sainsbury's) it's brilliant

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    Re: Going Completely Bursar

    Just watched "Going Postal."

    Thought it was well filmed and quite well acted. But of course nothing like the book. Quite a let down in that respect.

    Andrew Sachs was good though.

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    Re: Going Completely Bursar

    I think that Hogfather is most like the book. I understand that if you made a film based on a book you would have a ten hour film, but I'm sure that there is a case of giving a book to a producer and saying here is the script.

    Going Postal didn't really achieve this. Hogfather did but Colour of Magic was pants. I think Nigel Planer should play Rincewind.

    I did enjoy the cartoons of Soul Music and Wyrd Sisters.

    Anyone know what the next film will be? I think it might be Wee Free Men

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    In Unseen Academicals the Cabinet of Curiosity produces a bouncy inflatable football as opposed to the wooden one used till then.

    But in Jingo, Carrot carries an inflatable pigs bladder to play football with.

    Is this an incongruity?

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    Looking forward to the new one in a month or two. I love the stories about the watch.

    Has anyone ever heard one of the audiobooks?

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    Half way through, I shall wear Midnight
    very very good

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    I have the audio book. Is that cheating? But it does sound, at least to me more interesting as it involves Ankh. Though I've only heard an hour or so.

    I must say though I prefer Nigel Planer's reading.

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    Re: Going Completely Bursar

    I had all the Discworld books that were written up until a few years ago on paperback (given to Oxfam), and I have everything written by him on Kindle.

    I read Wintersmith on holiday and was disappointed.

    My personal favourites are the ones with DEATH in, also the early witch and guards related ones.

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    Re: Going Completely Bursar

    I seem to prefer the earlier books too - but I'm not sure if that's just 'cos I've read them more often - they're like old friends or comfy jeans. Death, Mort and the witches are all faourite characters.
    I saw the TV adaptations/films (?) and thought they were awful. As is so often the way with film/TV David Jason wasn't what I'd pictured at all and the books are soooo much better.

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    Re: Going Completely Bursar

    Quote Originally Posted by gamebird View Post
    David Jason wasn't what I'd pictured
    I agree Nigel Planer is Rincewind.

    But I did think Hogfather was the best film.

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    Re: Going Completely Bursar

    I have just read Snuff. Or to be more honest I have just listened to the audiobook read by Stephen Briggs. I wasn't impressed. Perhaps it's one book too many what with Terry's present condition. Maybe it is just Brigg's reading style. The character of Vimes annoyed me. Every other word seemed to be damn or bloody or bastard. Now, I don't mind swearing but it's not Terry at least not in such quantity. I conducted a small survey. He uses almost as many expletives in just 3 of the later books as he does in the first 20 or so combined.

    Nigel Planer is also the better reader. In my opinion.

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    Re: Going Completely Bursar

    A bit long but....


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    Re: Going Completely Bursar

    Two lovely quotes from the Terry Pratchett's 'Fifth Elephant'




    "Dem diplomatics all want you to come for drinky-poos an' stories about chickens," the troll added helpfully.


    "Cocktails, I think you'll find," said Vimes.






    "Can you think of any reason why someone would kill him?"
    The troll scratched his head. "Well, 'cos dey wanted him dead, I reckon."

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