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(Onion AV Club)   An interview with Britain's most celebrated living author, the wonderful Terry Pratchett, who is responsible for the Discworld series and arguably the greatest book about the apocalypse, Good Omens   ( avclub.com) divider line
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2012-11-17 10:05:27 PM  
4 votes:
No love for Neil? He did help, after all.
2012-11-17 09:15:38 PM  
4 votes:
All y'all who say you don't like Terry Pratchett are WRONG.
2012-11-17 09:08:11 PM  
3 votes:

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I was really put off of his work after he abandoned mocking the fantasy genre to churn out fantacrap but I was really surprised at the ability he showed in the Tiffany Aching series. Then again, I read about drow elves and I vote.

He didn't do "fantacrap." He's been writing serious satirical literature for a while now. Nightwatch is a phenomenal piece of political satire.
2012-11-17 09:36:32 PM  
2 votes:

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Sam Vimes is incredibly one-dimensional in the books he stars in

I have to disagree. I wont spoil it for folks who have not read any of the books, but he does go from a bit player to multifaceted major character in short order. Now true, hes a cop, but he becomes so much more....
/thats my 2 sausages in a bun from Dibbler
2012-11-18 02:30:04 AM  
1 vote:

Soymilk: So who would be a good actor to play Vimes? William Hurt? Liam Neeson?

Terry himself always wanted the late Pete Postlethwaite. While I agree he would have done a very good job, I've always pictured Alun Armstrong. Not as high profile as Hurt or Neeson, but he does play stubborn, cynical-with-an-ironclad-code-of-honor with the best of them. He can play comedy too, and he just *looks* like he's spent thirty years walking a beat in the Shades.
2012-11-17 10:51:20 PM  
1 vote:

HighZoolander: I got through about 30 pages of Good Omens before I started hating it. I think it's only the second book (out of hundreds if not thousands) that I've ever started and not finished.

What bothered me most were the incessant "x, y, funny" examples and elaborations that I didn't see the humor in.

Why do people love it?

You read a satirical novel and didn't get that it was satire? I think it isn't so much something is wrong with the book, as something is wrong with you.
2012-11-17 10:34:34 PM  
1 vote:
Good Omens was frippin' brilliant. Though in fairness, part of that was also in Neil Gaiman's hands.
2012-11-17 10:10:15 PM  
1 vote:

alienated: fusillade762: No love for Neil? He did help, after all.

I'll bring all the love for him if he bothers to do the sequel to American Gods.

Did you not read Anansi Boys or the short story he released in Fragile Things that followed American Gods?
2012-11-17 10:07:57 PM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: No love for Neil? He did help, after all.

I'll bring all the love for him if he bothers to do the sequel to American Gods.
2012-11-17 09:38:46 PM  
1 vote:

Rincewind53: All y'all who say you don't like Terry Pratchett are WRONG.

This is correct. And it wouldn't be a Pratchett thread without Rincewind.
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