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Old Sep 26th 2017, 5:20 pm
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I always like to cheer myself up by reminding myself that no matter how shite it might seem to be at any given moment, I was lucky enough to be alive during a time where Douglas Adams was writing books, and for a moment, however brief, everything seems like it's going to be OK.
Yes but - Terry Pratchett who has several real books to publish still...
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Yes but - Terry Pratchett who has several real books to publish still...
I haven't got around to him yet, sad to say. Mostly because I haven't the faintest idea where to start.
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Old Sep 26th 2017, 5:26 pm
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I haven't got around to him yet, sad to say. Mostly because I haven't the faintest idea where to start.
https://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/...reading-order/

Or the first book and a few others were made into excellent movies by sky, downloadable most places... Best movie - going postal? Or if its christmas, the hogfather.
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https://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/...reading-order/

Or the first book and a few others were made into excellent movies by sky, downloadable most places... Best movie - going postal? Or if its christmas, the hogfather.
Nice one, thanks.
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I haven't got around to him yet, sad to say. Mostly because I haven't the faintest idea where to start.
Don't do it.
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Old Sep 27th 2017, 8:25 am
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Don't do it.
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Don't do it.
Is that because you don't like him, or because it's a rabbit hole that I'll not be able to find my way out of?
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Yes but - Terry Pratchett who has several real books to publish still...
I thought all his unfinished, unpublished works had been destroyed, there was a bit on the news a while ago which showed a steam roller crushing his computer hard drive.
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I thought all his unfinished, unpublished works had been destroyed, there was a bit on the news a while ago which showed a steam roller crushing his computer hard drive.
Hardly, in one of his last interviews he talked about the last 2? Years writing a number of books to support his family after his demise and tie up loose ends. He promised to provide a number of ends, i dont recall the details. His stephen baxter collaboration has just published the long cosmos. They are currently making a movie of one of the books, and good omens is being made for TV.
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Hardly, in one of his last interviews he talked about the last 2? Years writing a number of books to support his family after his demise and tie up loose ends. He promised to provide a number of ends, i dont recall the details. His stephen baxter collaboration has just published the long cosmos. They are currently making a movie of one of the books, and good omens is being made for TV.
well I found this on line, and it was featured on the BBC news.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...d-streamroller
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well I found this on line, and it was featured on the BBC news.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...d-streamroller
If you read the article you know it was whatever he was doing when he died, which makes sense, always destroy disks you cant control contents of / might get added to by people you dont approve of, the other works are just published - one this week - or are in the can for release when the family choose to.
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I haven't got around to him yet, sad to say. Mostly because I haven't the faintest idea where to start.
Oh SoS... you will love him. I can't believe you haven't been an ardent fan all these years
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Oh SoS... you will love him. I can't believe you haven't been an ardent fan all these years
I really have no explanation for that, it's just one I haven't got around to. Takes me a while to catch up, I didn't read the Lord of the Rings all the way through properly until I was 30.
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The lord of the rings is like painting the forth bridge, by the time you finish you’ve forgotten the beginning...

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The lord of the rings is like painting the forth bridge, by the time you finish you’ve forgotten the beginning...

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Also the first 100 pages and the last 100 pages are pretty pointless, almost as if he had a page target to hit.... then you question why the eagle or whatever it is couldn't have just given him a lift right from his door to throw the ring into Mount Doom.... Glad I read it either way.
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