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THUD!
« on: September 27, 2005, 03:21:08 pm »
Anyone got it yet?


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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2005, 09:16:34 pm »
That's the first post in this forum in almost a month!

And it was I who last posted here.

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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2005, 12:23:48 am »
I'll take that as a no then ::)
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Re: THUD!
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2005, 03:46:22 pm »
I'll more likely get 'Where's My Cow'  :)
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2005, 01:41:43 am »
You kinda have to read them both ::)
or just Thud!
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2005, 03:53:35 pm »
Ah... well then I'll get both. Why not  :D
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2005, 07:43:35 pm »
Haha, Where's my Cow and THUD combined make a pretty funny mental picture!  :D


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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2005, 10:58:26 am »
I heard that Thud! was supposed to be really great. It's hard to keep up with all of his books, I have them all, but I just don't have the time to read them all. Every couple of years I pick them up, read a few, and then stop.

Any ideas as to which Discworld books are the "best" so that I can just read the better ones?
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Re: THUD!
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2005, 01:49:23 pm »
--->Night...Watch<---

I'm almost finished with Reaper Man too. Have you ever wondered what would happen if DEATH retired? (This is DEATH the Grim Reaper not the state of not being alive.)
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Re: THUD!
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2005, 02:45:22 pm »
'Moving pictures' is brilliant
I would also say: Lords and Ladies, Maskerade, the last continent and Hogfather. It seems to me the books have entered a sort of 'third phase' they started as kind of generic fantasy, then they got really unique, I dont know where theyre going now but they seem to be getting much less lighthearted. Thud! is pretty good but... I dunno
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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2005, 02:06:02 am »
I have Thud! and i'll get Where's my cow when i see it, but to be honest there are so many great discworld books released so long before i started reading them i mostly rent them from the library... well now ive read them all so i can no longer indulge in that pleasure.

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Re: THUD!
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2005, 03:50:01 am »
dont buy wheres my cow, its pointless.
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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2005, 03:59:52 am »
Aah point is not the point :P I shall get it if i see it anyway because i have no self restraint and too much money.

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Re: THUD!
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2005, 12:49:30 pm »
All the Watch books are good. I also really like the "unique" books like Pyrimids, Moving Pictures, The Truth, and Going Postal. Those last two are probably my favorites. It helps if you read the books in the order they are published, especially the ones that take place in Ahnk-Morpork, because the city changes and concepts get carried from book to book. With the Watch books reading them in order let's you understand the background stories of all the characters as they join up. The Rincewind books need to be read in order too, but they don't really have an effect on the rest of the books. Same thing with DEATH and the Witches.

Isn't Where's My Cow the book Vimes reads his son? Do they have the Vime's Street Version in it too, that was hilarious.
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Re: THUD!
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2005, 01:09:30 pm »
Id say Small Gods since its not part of any of his series or Good Omens (by both Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett)

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« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2005, 02:55:04 pm »
Good omens was fantastic but it isnt a discworld book. I'd have to agree that the stand alones are probably the best, with the exception of the last continent, maskerade and hogfather, those were great. Moving pictures is probably my favorite though... or maybe the Truth. I dont get why going postal was in chapters though
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« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2005, 08:01:47 pm »
Small Gods was a Diskworld book...

My friend actually thinks that Thud was ghost-written by another author with his name.
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« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2005, 02:59:20 am »
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Small Gods was a Diskworld book...

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Re: THUD!
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2005, 07:08:52 am »
Anyone got it yet?
What exactly is it about?

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« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2006, 08:42:23 am »
I just finished it and it is really good.  If you read Fifth Elephant, it feels like a sequel to that although it may just be the dwarves.  The book takes a silly joke that Pratchett developed books ago and turns it into a very serious look at racism and politics.  It's got a Jingo feel to it as well, in a strange way.  If this is actually to be the last scheduled Discworld book as Pratchett has said, he's ended it on a very good note.  Although I prefered Going Postal but that's neither here nor there. -leeman

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« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2006, 01:24:33 pm »
Hmmm, it doesnt really seem all that new. I've noticed that occasionally he does turn out a book which is basically a rehash of a previous one or ones (sic :P). I personally found Carpe Jugulum very similar to Lords and Ladies, and Going Postal quite like The Truth. 
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« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2006, 11:27:05 pm »
Pratchett's one shot heroes have a tendency to all look the same.  The main protagonists from Pyramids, Moving Pictures, Thief of Time, The Truth, Amazing Maurice and even Mort all share several aspects.  They're sort of befuddled at the start and dragged into some situation and at the end they triumph and give a speech.  Many times they dominate over some father figure.  The Going Postal main character was a real break from this, I felt and thus I really liked it.  Pratchett can repeat himself but I don't mind so much.  He still rocks my socks off.  Except for Equal Rites. That book is still painful for me to read. -leeman

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Re: THUD!
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2006, 10:24:52 pm »
I got THUD! and Where's My Cow last Christmas. THUD! was really good. (THAT... IS... NOT... MY... COW!!!) Where's My Cow was funny. Once. Find it at a library if you're in need of a quick chuckle.
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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2006, 02:26:56 pm »
I didnt like THUD it seemed to be going back on Pratchetts proclaimed dislike of magic as not explaining anything. The whole book was full of things that didnt seem to gel with the rest of the series. Like when they find the perpetual motion machinme at the end of the book. (not a spoiler)
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« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2006, 08:54:46 am »
I'm going to disagree (again) because I think this is a very good tie-up of a lot of the issues dealing with Vimes throughout the Watch book.  He takes a quasi-funny gag of the Dwarves and Trolls hating each other and creates a real history out of it that has some really interesting implications about the world.  It felt like more of a sequel to Fifth Elephant than anything but I wouldn't say it's disconnected.  The jokes were still there.  The whole Nobby relationship was wonderful and very Pratchettesque.  Magic has always held a weird place in Pratchett's heart and when it can be used as such an annoying plot device, I find that he wields it with a whole lot of humour and finesse.  I'd like to hear more about why you disliked it though as I'm always up for discussing Pratchett. -leeman

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« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2006, 08:15:08 am »
I loved THUD!, but there again it was only the second Terry Pratchett book I have read ;)

I am currently wading through Pyramids, just after finishing Going Postal. I loved that book :)

Oh, and did anyone here like The WeeFreeMen?! To me, it just seemed unrelated to the other DiscWorld books. What do you think?

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« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2006, 05:36:40 am »
If this is actually to be the last scheduled Discworld book as Pratchett has said, he's ended it on a very good note.

Really?  I know I can always turn to a Discworld novel when I'm need of a funny read.  Be a shame if there's to be no more.

A scan of Amazon turns up Wintersmith as his next novel, but it doesn't mention that it's Discworld :(

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« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2006, 09:15:33 am »
Last 'scheduled' discworld novel. That means he'll keep writing them but not at a constant rate of 2 a year like he has been doing. Apparently he writes them for fun so i dont see him stopping any time soon.
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« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2006, 03:16:34 pm »
If this is actually to be the last scheduled Discworld book as Pratchett has said, he's ended it on a very good note.

Really?  I know I can always turn to a Discworld novel when I'm need of a funny read.  Be a shame if there's to be no more.

A scan of Amazon turns up Wintersmith as his next novel, but it doesn't mention that it's Discworld :(

Wintersmith is the the next Tiffany Aching book, also the next main Discworld book has been announced: Making Money
It'll be another Moist von Lipvig book (He first appeared in Going Postal for those who don't know). It was announced on Paul Kidby's website (http://www.paulkidby.com/news/jan2006.html), scroll down to the 6th. I think it's due in Octoberish time but don't quote me on that...


THUD! I thought was great, but the bits about the Dark in the city (I think thats vague enough not to be a spoiler) I found a bit out of place till the very last one...

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« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2006, 01:48:43 am »
Wintersmith is the the next Tiffany Aching book, also the next main Discworld book has been announced: Making Money
It'll be another Moist von Lipvig book (He first appeared in Going Postal for those who don't know). It was announced on Paul Kidby's website (http://www.paulkidby.com/news/jan2006.html), scroll down to the 6th. I think it's due in Octoberish time but don't quote me on that...

A new one?  Yay!

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« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2006, 03:49:01 pm »
So now hes going to run the mint as well? I find that a bit uninspired...it was just a convenient way to kill someone off at the end of Going Postal after all...
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« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2006, 11:00:54 am »
I loved Thud, i guess i like the more gritty, realistic ones... (Night Watch, Jingo...)

..And teh person who thinks Going Postal was ghost-written, didn't that have a kind of (Scary) Stephen King-style to it?
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« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2006, 11:53:20 am »
I've been reading them in order.  Color of Magic, and The Light Fantasic.  I'm currently reading Equal Rites, it's not as bad as people are making it out to be.  It's just not as good as the other pnes.  I've got about 50 more pages left.  I actually like Granny Weatherwax.

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« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2006, 05:45:37 pm »
I loved Thud, i guess i like the more gritty, realistic ones... (Night Watch, Jingo...)

..And teh person who thinks Going Postal was ghost-written, didn't that have a kind of (Scary) Stephen King-style to it?

not really, it had the odd spooky moment s but maybe Pratchetts just trying something a little different

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« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2006, 08:43:04 am »


I meant that he uses the Style of stephen King, eg, putting words in brackets and italics like thought processes.Read a novel You'll (sense it) see what i mean.\

Going Postal wasn't paticularaly terrifying...
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« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2006, 01:35:18 am »
Has anyone here played the game THUD!, as in the actual board game? It's not bad.

<-- played it before he read the book THUD! (before the book was even released, if I remember rightly). I believe the game is first mentioned in Going Postal.
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« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2006, 08:18:22 am »
Doesn't it talk about it in The Fith Elephant?

Maybe not.
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« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2006, 11:31:48 am »
Doesn't it talk about it in The Fith Elephant?

Maybe not.

No. But in the fifth elephant Vimes meets Lady Margalotta, who plays Thud against Vetinary by clacks in Going Postal.
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« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2006, 11:45:25 am »
They do more than play THUD!......
Doesn't it hint in Night Watch that Vetinari might be "Involved with" Margalotta?
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« Reply #39 on: May 11, 2006, 06:54:59 am »
They do more than play THUD!......
Doesn't it hint in Night Watch that Vetinari might be "Involved with" Margalotta?

I can't see Vetinari getting involved with anyone, to be honest, unless your definition of "involved" includes dangling them head first into a scorpion pit.

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« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2006, 11:25:22 am »
They do more than play THUD!......
Doesn't it hint in Night Watch that Vetinari might be "Involved with" Margalotta?

I can't see Vetinari getting involved with anyone, to be honest, unless your definition of "involved" includes dangling them head first into a scorpion pit.

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« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2006, 02:49:23 am »
They do more than play THUD!......
Doesn't it hint in Night Watch that Vetinari might be "Involved with" Margalotta?

I can't see Vetinari getting involved with anyone, to be honest, unless your definition of "involved" includes dangling them head first into a scorpion pit.

Kinky.

It was when he was touring Uberwald after graduating from the asaasin's guild. So he would have been a little younger.
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« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2006, 09:27:07 am »
Regarding the THUD game, it's not good. We all know the dwarfs ambushed the trolls, and vice versa. I love that conflict in the books.
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« Reply #43 on: June 03, 2006, 01:35:22 am »
Has anyone read his spin off book, Where's my cow?
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« Reply #44 on: June 03, 2006, 07:03:58 am »
HOLY S*** it's actually a book!? I thought they where taking the piss

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« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2006, 04:34:57 am »
I was wondering whether to buy it when I saw it on Amazon. However, having no children of my own, I don't really see the point.