Interesting Times

Interesting Times

A Novel of Discworld

Book - 1997
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Murder and mayhem in Discworld The funniest writer in fantasy strikes again with a witty and rollicking tale of golems, invisible killers and hapless security officers.
Publisher: New York : HarperPrism, 1997.
ISBN: 9780061052521
0061052523
Branch Call Number: [SCI-FI] FIC/PRATCHETT
Characteristics: 293 p. ; 24 cm.

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PimaLib_ChristineR Apr 12, 2017

As a Douglas Adams lover, I have often been told to read Terry Pratchett. I've made a couple of false starts with other of his novels and nothing grabbed me. Finally, finally, I have found a Pratchett novel that lives up to the hype. Cynical, hysterical and with word play at every turn, I've become a Rincewind convert.

Here's a short excerpt as Rincewind discusses an uprising with the Red Army.
"'I had this sudden feeling' he went on, 'that there won't be all that many water buffalo string holders on the People's Committee. In fact... I get this kind of... voice telling me that a lot of the People's Committee, correct me if I'm wrong, are standing in front of me right now?'
'Initially, of course,' said Butterfly. 'The peasants can't even read and write.'
'I expect they don't even know how to farm properly,' said Rincewind, gloomily. 'Not after doing it for only three or four thousand years.'
'We certainly believe that there are many improvements that could be made, yes,' said Butterfly. 'If we act collectively.'
'I bet they'll be really glad when you show them,' said Rincewind."

And this doesn't even get into the word play. A fast and fun tale that will have you giggling long into the night.

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CraigRuane
Jul 29, 2015

Another ripping yarn by Terry Pratchett. his clever use of language, and his cynical parallels with modern politics and the ways of the world never fails to delight

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dani2285
Aug 21, 2012

Really funny, and very easy to read. This is my favorite book with rincewind that I've read so far.

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shardknight
Mar 10, 2011

I absolutely loved this book! Rincewind FTW!

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Spillie
Sep 22, 2010

Rincewind continues to be an "interesting" hero :)

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