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Reading Pratchett: Pyramids - 2nd April
M1795537 OC Virn
Travisina wrote:

One Spare Part wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

One quite quickly begins to know what TP feels for (or against)... like war, and killing generally. Oh, and religious rituals, of course.

But it always feels well balanced. I don't feel preached at.

That's right. It's done with heart and warmth and humour.


I feel that he writes mostly to get people to THINK about stuff like this, not just accept the 'norm'
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
stormypetrel
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

High Priestess mode again: I love the way TP comes up with such brilliant names. Djelibeybi, fo instance. Anyone got any favourites?

Iíve only just got that oneGrinGrin
I think Iím liable to miss bits like that, because of the way I read. I canít break a word into component parts without an effort- so I donít. Cause Iím a lazy sod.

Sometimes it helps just to read them out loud.

Sometimes it helps to put my glasses on so the letters stop dancing... but if theyíre not within reach...


You can get audio versions of most of his stuff. Besides - nothing wrong with slow.
Once read a whole SF 'short story' about a guy called Sloane and a race.,.... just so that the author could add the line 'Sloane's Teddy wins the race'.

I slowed down enough to get that one! That is utterly dreadful Oops
I hate being read to, though.
 
One Spare Part
I must admit, apart from DEATH's cameo, I missed having some of the regulars around even if only as a point of reference.
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
Travisina
So does anyone else have marks out of 5 for 'Pyramids'? It's nearly time for coffee & cake!
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A statement of fact cannot be insolent
 
One Spare Part
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

One Spare Part wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

One quite quickly begins to know what TP feels for (or against)... like war, and killing generally. Oh, and religious rituals, of course.

But it always feels well balanced. I don't feel preached at.

That's right. It's done with heart and warmth and humour.


I feel that he writes mostly to get people to THINK about stuff like this, not just accept the 'norm'

Yes he definitely stirs your grey cells out of their - well ok MY - torpor. It's what raises him above the rest.
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
One Spare Part
Travisina wrote:

So does anyone else have marks out of 5 for 'Pyramids'? It's nearly time for coffee & cake!

A definite 4
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
stormypetrel
Travisina wrote:

So does anyone else have marks out of 5 for 'Pyramids'? It's nearly time for coffee & cake!

Mmm, cake... Iím sticking with 4.
 
Travisina
stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

So does anyone else have marks out of 5 for 'Pyramids'? It's nearly time for coffee & cake!

Mmm, cake... Iím sticking with 4.

High Priestess Virn?
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A statement of fact cannot be insolent
 
One Spare Part
Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Other people have trouble with inventing names. Try: https://www.name-...character/

Thanks.

Double thanks
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
M1795537 OC Virn
OK, let's call it a night. Lovely to be part of something even vaguely constructive in a time of such horrible news. Hope everyone has tea and cake ... or an acceptable alternative to enjoy the rest of the evening. 'The Book of the Dead' next week ... or maybe more. Thanks for being there.
Cheers.
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
stormypetrel
Righto. Gínight. Iíll go and put the kettle on. See you next time.
 
One Spare Part
It has been great to talk books. Thought I would be missing it with this enforced garden leave but this online stuff works!
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
Travisina
So... is that it then? Any further comments?

Otherwise, shall we choose the next book?
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A statement of fact cannot be insolent
 
One Spare Part
I am up for the next title.
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
Travisina
This was a lot of fun! I need to finish Pyramids, but would like to make the following suggestions for next book:

1. Mort - the introduction to DEATH. Early Pratchett, clever & funny
2. Guards, Guards - the first in the 'City Watch' series, and brilliantly played on stage by Paul Darrow

And a date in 2-3 weeks? Maybe not Thursdays, if we're still clapping the NHS - or at a different time?
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A statement of fact cannot be insolent
 
M1795537 OC Virn
Someone already suggested 'Guards, Guards' next. Unless we read them all in sequence I don't think it matters which comes next. Would a later time be better, after the clapping?
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
Travisina
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Someone already suggested 'Guards, Guards' next. Unless we read them all in sequence I don't think it matters which comes next. Would a later time be better, after the clapping?

How about 8.15?
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A statement of fact cannot be insolent
 
One Spare Part
So it's Guards Guards at 8.15? Sometime...
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
Travisina
One Spare Part wrote:

So it's Guards Guards at 8.15? Sometime...

Need to give people a chance to acquire & read it. How about:

Guards, Guards
Thursday 23rd April
8.15pm
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A statement of fact cannot be insolent
 
One Spare Part
Travisina wrote:

One Spare Part wrote:

So it's Guards Guards at 8.15? Sometime...

Need to give people a chance to acquire & read it. How about:

Guards, Guards
Thursday 23rd April
8.15pm

A nice literary date!
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
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