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Sir Terry Pratchett and his Books

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Thanks for the warning, Rincewind, I haven't seen that and won't bother as it is so depressing awful when a bad film ruins a good book., because then the characters and scenes the film has created stay in my mind,  instead of the good ones I'd imagined.

Ai it is allfull when that happens and all you see is the movie characters.

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Wow! So many suggestions and discussion! Having read everyone's comments, I think I'll plump for Wee Free Men and see how I get on with the genre and humour. Thanks everyone for taking the time to speak so passionately!

 

I'm so glad you have chosen WFM, Hazel. May I suggest you take a bit of time, now and again, to read some of it aloud?

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Today the world lost Sir Terry Pratchett and I would like to share two of my favourite memories  with the fantasy lovers of BGO:

 

The cameo from Going Postal

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUfLVVhODHc

 

and a particular conversation from Hogfather between DEATH and his granddaughter Susan Sto Helit : _

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4oxrTSRkC0

 

Because that is a long conversation, here it is in prose

 

Susan:................. You're saying that humans need fantasies to make life bearable.
Death: No. Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.
Susan: With tooth fairies? Hogfathers?
Death: Yes. As practice, you have to start out learning to believe the little lies.
Susan: So we can believe the big ones?
Death: Yes. Justice, mercy, duty. That sort of thing.
Susan: They're not the same at all!
Death: You think so? Then take the universe and grind it down to the finest powder and sieve it through the finest sieve and THEN show me one atom of justice, one molecule of mercy. And yet... you try to act as if there is some ideal order in the world. As if there is some... some rightness in the universe by which it may be judged.

Susan: But people have got to believe that, or what's the point?
Death: You need to believe in things that aren't true. How else can they become?

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