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NienNunb
Feb 15, 2012

Once you go Bryan, there's no point in tryin'.


I like Pratchett a whole lot and this book is real chill

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Fandyien
Feb 10, 2012

Delicious


yeah it's a fun read. clever, easy, satisfying

Carnival of Shrews
Mar 27, 2013


It's a decent and entertaining book, especially as it has two authors which kills most books dead. The maggot telephone is great.

Try 'The Master and Margarita' by Mikhail Bulgakov if you're not a Christian, and 'Behold the Man' by Michael Moorcock if you are (the Satanic Verses may work for Muslims, but frankly the plot moves like magical treacle for anyone not innately scandalised by the idea that God might be married).

Actually, try both, who could hate an author genuinely called Michael Moorcock.

Don Tacorleone
Apr 2, 2013


Carnival of Shrews posted:

It's a decent and entertaining book, especially as it has two authors which kills most books dead. The maggot telephone is great.

Try 'The Master and Margarita' by Mikhail Bulgakov if you're not a Christian, and 'Behold the Man' by Michael Moorcock if you are (the Satanic Verses may work for Muslims, but frankly the plot moves like magical treacle for anyone not innately scandalised by the idea that God might be married).

Actually, try both, who could hate an author genuinely called Michael Moorcock.

Ignore this idiot and read Mort, it's a funny Prattchet book if you enjoy the character of Death

naem
May 29, 2011



Same

scalded schlong
Sep 20, 2003



i like how pratchett's latest books are depressingly bad attempts to wrap up a fantasy world, subsequently marring the joy i took in his earlier books

Cursed Lumberjack
Nov 14, 2006
A rather unfortunate logger indeed.

half of it is good but the parts written by neil gaiman are garbage

Kelfeftaf
Sep 9, 2011


Carnival of Shrews posted:

Try 'The Master and Margarita' by Mikhail Bulgakov if you're not a Christian, and 'Behold the Man' by Michael Moorcock if you are (the Satanic Verses may work for Muslims, but frankly the plot moves like magical treacle for anyone not innately scandalised by the idea that God might be married).

The Satanic Verses seems like it'd be perfect for a fan of Terry Pratchett.

Don Tacorleone
Apr 2, 2013


scalded schlong posted:

i like how pratchett's latest books are depressingly bad attempts to wrap up a fantasy world, subsequently marring the joy i took in his earlier books

well he's a dead man walking, clock's ticking, candle is at an end, etc etc et

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013

You have failed me for the last time, Colonel Pickering


I don't "read", OP, so no thank you.

NienNunb
Feb 15, 2012

Once you go Bryan, there's no point in tryin'.


Carnival of Shrews posted:

It's a decent and entertaining book, especially as it has two authors which kills most books dead. The maggot telephone is great.

Try 'The Master and Margarita' by Mikhail Bulgakov if you're not a Christian, and 'Behold the Man' by Michael Moorcock if you are (the Satanic Verses may work for Muslims, but frankly the plot moves like magical treacle for anyone not innately scandalised by the idea that God might be married).

Actually, try both, who could hate an author genuinely called Michael Moorcock.

Are these funny joke books with jokes about the apocalypse because they sound like they're not.

Dr Strangepants
Nov 26, 2003

Mein Führer! I can dance!

It's pretty good but there are several characters who were completely superfluous to the story line. Several groups of people make it to the "ground zero" at the end of the book, and if you think about it, none of them needed to be there at all for the ending to happen. The characters were fun, like the angel and demon buddies, but what did they ever actually do? Same with the horsemen. Same with the prophesy couple. Seems like it could have come to together a little better.

NienNunb
Feb 15, 2012

Once you go Bryan, there's no point in tryin'.


I didn't like the Pulsifer stuff much at all. Also there was like a 150+ page gap between Aziraphale/Crowley appearances which I wasn't a fan of.

Ddraig
Sep 5, 2005

Sits with a full house

Read Candide by Voltaire. It's literally the best price of satire ever written. It's not the literal apocalypse but it's p funny to read all the terrible poo poo that happens in a never ending poo poo shower.

Waltzing Along
Jun 14, 2008

May your eyes be opened by the wonderful


Best part was how to grow plants

Hobohemian
Sep 29, 2005
Nope

What does Pratchett write? I recognize the name for some reason. Is he like Don DeLillo? He has the kind of name of a guy that would write like Don DeLillo.

Kelfeftaf
Sep 9, 2011


Hobohemian posted:

What does Pratchett write? I recognize the name for some reason. Is he like Don DeLillo? He has the kind of name of a guy that would write like Don DeLillo.

He's not like Don DeLillo at all. He's more like a modern version of Laurence Sterne.

FactsAreUseless
Feb 16, 2011

Still totally okay with this situation.

Hobohemian posted:

What does Pratchett write? I recognize the name for some reason. Is he like Don DeLillo? He has the kind of name of a guy that would write like Don DeLillo.
It's mostly like Clive Cussler. Suspense thrillers with a lot of classic cars and hot babes. He does some YA stuff too, like James Patterson.

jscolon2.0
Jul 9, 2001

With great payroll, comes great disappointment.


Cursed Lumberjack posted:

half of it is good but the parts written by neil gaiman terry pratchett are garbage

Kelfeftaf
Sep 9, 2011


Though he uses a variety of different styles in his books. Pratchett's at his funniest when he mixes Elizabethan drama with Swiftian satire.

FactsAreUseless
Feb 16, 2011

Still totally okay with this situation.

Kelfeftaf posted:

Though he uses a variety of different styles in his books. Pratchett's at his funniest when he mixes Elizabethan drama with Swiftian satire.
Haha, yeah, I can't enjoy my good airport fiction unless I pretend it's also something British and from the past, because I think that's what literature is.

egon_beeblebrox
Feb 29, 2008

WILL AMOUNT TO NOTHING IN LIFE.



It's too bad the rumored movie adaptation by Terry Gilliam has somehow become a TV adaptation by Terry Jones, instead.

FactsAreUseless
Feb 16, 2011

Still totally okay with this situation.

egon_beeblebrox posted:

It's too bad the rumored movie adaptation by Terry Gilliam has somehow become a TV adaptation by Terry Jones, instead.
Back in 2008, Sam Raimi was attached to a Wee Free Men movie.

icantfindaname
Jul 1, 2008



someone on SA said earlier and i agree completely that you can tell the parts Pratchett wrote and the parts Gaiman wrote because the Pratchett parts are funny and clever and the Gaiman parts are boring and suck poo poo

FactsAreUseless
Feb 16, 2011

Still totally okay with this situation.

icantfindaname posted:

someone on SA said earlier and i agree completely that you can tell the parts Pratchett wrote and the parts Gaiman wrote because the Pratchett parts are funny and clever and the Gaiman parts are boring and suck poo poo
What are you talking about, Gaiman's portions were amazing, the Four Horsemen were extremely clever and interesting. Remember how the one ran a diet company, and the other was Looten Plunder from Captain Planet?

FirstPersonShitter
Dec 2, 2007

How would the dog wear goggles and even more than that, who makes the goggles?


pratchett also said that working with gaiman put him off collaborating forever.

i can believe this because gaiman is a huge dingus whose main audience is chubby teen goths

paranoid randroid
Mar 4, 2007



Carnival of Shrews posted:

It's a decent and entertaining book, especially as it has two authors which kills most books dead. The maggot telephone is great.

Try 'The Master and Margarita' by Mikhail Bulgakov if you're not a Christian, and 'Behold the Man' by Michael Moorcock if you are (the Satanic Verses may work for Muslims, but frankly the plot moves like magical treacle for anyone not innately scandalised by the idea that God might be married).

Actually, try both, who could hate an author genuinely called Michael Moorcock.

bulgakov is a really strange guy, even for a russian

FactsAreUseless
Feb 16, 2011

Still totally okay with this situation.

FirstPersonShitter posted:

pratchett also said that working with gaiman put him off collaborating forever.

i can believe this because gaiman is a huge dingus whose main audience is chubby teen goths
This is also clearly untrue because Pratchett has two volumes out of a collaborative sci-fi series.

egon_beeblebrox
Feb 29, 2008

WILL AMOUNT TO NOTHING IN LIFE.



FirstPersonShitter posted:

pratchett also said that working with gaiman put him off collaborating forever.

I'd never heard this. Got a source? I'd believe it.

FirstPersonShitter posted:

i can believe this because gaiman is a huge dingus whose main audience is chubby teen goths

He writes lovely episodes of "Doctor Who" now, so he's also got the chubby teen nerd crowd. I say this as a fan of Doctor Who.

Kelfeftaf
Sep 9, 2011


Now I have to read this good-rear end book. I've never read a collaboration before, and I want to see how messy it can be.

icantfindaname
Jul 1, 2008



FactsAreUseless posted:

What are you talking about, Gaiman's portions were amazing, the Four Horsemen were extremely clever and interesting. Remember how the one ran a diet company, and the other was Looten Plunder from Captain Planet?

no death was extremely clever and interesting, the other three were boring poo poo. death being, of course, pratchett's character

FactsAreUseless
Feb 16, 2011

Still totally okay with this situation.

icantfindaname posted:

no death was extremely clever and interesting, the other three were boring poo poo
You mean the version of Death that clearly borrowed from Pratchett rather than Gaiman?

icantfindaname
Jul 1, 2008



FactsAreUseless posted:

You mean the version of Death that clearly borrowed from Pratchett rather than Gaiman?

well yeah that's my point, pratchett good, gaiman bad

FactsAreUseless
Feb 16, 2011

Still totally okay with this situation.

Kelfeftaf posted:

Now I have to read this good-rear end book. I've never read a collaboration before, and I want to see how messy it can be.
If you didn't know it was a collaboration you'd think it was one author who threw a lot of ideas at the wall and they didn't all stick.

paranoid randroid
Mar 4, 2007



famine reminded me of something out of early hellblazer, which is not a terrible thing

egon_beeblebrox
Feb 29, 2008

WILL AMOUNT TO NOTHING IN LIFE.



FactsAreUseless posted:

If you didn't know it was a collaboration you'd think it was one author who threw a lot of ideas at the wall and they didn't all stick.

Fair description

Hobohemian
Sep 29, 2005
Nope

Wait? This is a collaborative book? What kind of lovely loving author collaborates with anybody but their editor?

Kelfeftaf
Sep 9, 2011


Hobohemian posted:

Wait? This is a collaborative book? What kind of lovely loving author collaborates with anybody but their editor?

Authors who write genre fiction.

brave nazi aviator
Apr 23, 2008
The son of Maryam is about to descend amongst you as a correct ruler, he will break the cross and kill the pig!


Hobohemian posted:

Wait? This is a collaborative book? What kind of lovely loving author collaborates with anybody but their editor?

ezra pound collaborated with the nazis

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dee eight
Dec 18, 2002

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paranoid randroid posted:

bulgakov is a really strange guy, even for a russian

heart of a dog

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