Witches Abroad is one of those most deserving of a reread by me; I've only gone through it once, and it was so long ago that I was too young to grasp all its deeper concepts. I mostly remember it for Witches drinking absinthe, witches in in a bullrun, and the flashbacks I had to the book when watching princess and the frog.<br>But yeah, the power of stories is a recurring theme in Pratchetts work; You can see it in something like Guards Guards with the love of Kings, and its one of the main focuses of the Science of Discworld books. Really compelling stuff-
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Witches abroad is another one i remember more for the jokes than the story.
Whenever I think back on Reaper Man, its mostly the Evil Supermarket and wizard antics near the end I remember. Ridcully is amazing on his own, but pair him up with the Dean (BONSAI!) and you'll have me gasping for air. And of course, everything about Bill Door was great.
As far as Death book goes Hogfather is much more rounded, and delivers heavily on Warm Fuzziness. Jingo has the best ending scene, but Hogfather has the best roundup of ending scenes
Behind the scenes they admit that in real life, the security on the place would have found him within a couple a minutes... but... drama. For the characters at least, they all assumed he was with the president, and the president... was mad at him at the time. No one knew he was off on his own.
I love Moving Pictures for the King Kong homage, the Patricians bafflement at celebrity culture, and Dibblers ascenscion to a position of power.
Reaper Man...I forget the middle chunk of the book, but the last third has some of my all-time favourite jokes and concepts. I'm a complete sucker for both the wizards and DEATH. And I love the Auditors as villains.
I always found the final Courtroom scene was the cherry on the cake; The Old watch may be 75% oafish, selfish cynical misfits, but it still managed to counter Veternaris stance about the absolute bleakness of humanity. Its one of the rare cases of him being "shown up" in the series, and it felt so natural and satisfying. "Would a dartboard be out of the question?" Oh Fred Colon, I love you. If you haven't read it already, look forward to Men At Arms.
Eric, and most of the Rincewind novels, always felt closest to the initial two volumes in tone and style. An enjoyable touristy adventure, with a not-that-complicated protagonist.
Moving Pictures is the same in a few ways; its not the best standalone, but it introduce one of my favourite characters, and the climax is highly enjoyable.
So, did you finish up Guards Guards? Is your heart slightly more cheerful regarding the watch now?
Just wait till you get to season 6/7 where they have an election arc, and basically predict Obama and McCain, almost three years before the 2008 election.
it kinda feels like ur just bitter over negima and taking it out on other manga (ur avatar doesn't help there either lol)
then again i haven't actually read your posts outside the other manga/anime section
or perhaps you just prefer to post about negative or critical aspects
you're so negative
do u even like anything?
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