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Old 04-12-2004, 04:30 PM   #11
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That's one of the great things is how many levels there are to the books. They appear to be completely fictional and actually there's a deeper meaning.

They're actually even funnier if you are English or understand English history and politics because so many of the characters and plots are parodies of famous people and historical events, some will be internationally recognisable, but most are English references.
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Old 04-12-2004, 06:57 PM   #12
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I too have read all of the Discworld book, I have to say that the Rincewind books are the worst in the seroies but my favourites are the ones with the Watch and the witchs in, I have a signed Night Watch and Going Postal (which is excellent).
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Old 04-12-2004, 07:33 PM   #13
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They're actually even funnier if you are English or understand English history and politics because so many of the characters and plots are parodies of famous people and historical events, some will be internationally recognisable, but most are English references.
That is very true. But its nice that you don't HAVE to know who its based on. The characters are funny nonetheless. And in case you don't know some of the deeper, indirect, jokes there are plenty obvious jokes to go around.
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Old 04-12-2004, 10:54 PM   #14
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My brother has read all the books, probably, he has many of them. But I would like to read them but it would take me a while to get to them. I still have to read all the Redwall books by Brian Jacques.
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:11 PM   #15
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My brother has read all the books, probably, he has many of them. But I would like to read them but it would take me a while to get to them. I still have to read all the Redwall books by Brian Jacques.
red wall is good,,,but doesnt have the humour of pratchet.

The Lost Continent would make very little sense to any non british person in many of its humourous bits due to the fact it is a british point of on the australlians.
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:22 PM   #16
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The reason I like Redwall is because it so very peaceful. I'd love to live there, I think everyone would love to live in a place like that.
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:24 PM   #17
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I love Redwall.
Especially the hares, wot wot. LOL
OOH, and Martin the Warrior.
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:32 PM   #18
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Hurr boi yurr 'n 'ight 'ere, Wot Wot.

LOL LOL LOL
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Old 05-12-2004, 12:03 AM   #19
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You too, eh, old boy, wot wot. LOL
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I'm slowly working my way through Discworld; I'm up to Pyramids so far. All very funny stuff.

Another book I'd recommend is Good Omens, which Pratchett co-wrote with Neil Gaiman. It's not Discworld, but it takes a look at the whole Heaven/Hell/end-of-the-world thing with typical Pratchett humour.
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