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smauggie
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07 Jul 2017
09:10:13am
It suddenly occurred to me today to see if there were any websites dedicated to the book I am rereading called Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett.

For those not familiar with the author he wrote some 70+ books all anchored in the same universe in the style of fantasy fiction. Instead of being in the epic style of Tolkien, however they are very witty, ironic and sarcastic with lots of turns of phrases and double-entendre's.

Anyway I did a search for the country featured in the book called Borogravia and ran across this little item:

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Turns out someone has been printing stamps for a while now. Here is the whole lot of them that are available for purchase. Now I just have to figure out whether I just want the individual stamps or sheets.

https://www.discworldemporium.com/18-discworld-stamps


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07 Jul 2017
09:54:26am
re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

Definitely a Terry fan, sad to think there will be no more new Discworld books. Have just finished re-reading "Thud", probably about the fifth time.
The "Long Earth" series did not seem overly interesting, to me at any rate.
Still a few that I haven't read, bookstores here in Canada do not seem to stock them very often, yes I know I can order them but rather pick them immediately.
Have read "Monstrous Regiment" many times, always seem to find a bit extra each time.

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07 Jul 2017
10:22:01am

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re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

well, I just reserved Colour of Magic, which, if I read Terry's website correctly, is the first book in the series.

I love Tolkien's movies, but hated his books; the movies do all the sorting work for me and I can merely sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

As to wit in books, Lawrence Sterne's Tristram Shandy remains the greatest treat.

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07 Jul 2017
10:31:24am
re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

Sterne's work is even available online.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1079

Always happy to line up some new reading material. Big Grin

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07 Jul 2017
11:33:11am
re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

Allow me to add these Discworld stamps to the discussion:

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These were sent to me from a Taiwanese dealer in the following envelope, "franked" from Coldland, another fantasy realm.

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08 Jul 2017
07:12:19pm
re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

Dicsworld is epic. My favorite scene is when they find a shower behind a wall at the University. Not sure which book it was in though. Also my favorite character is Tea' Time' pronounced Te eh Ta may. Prachett was a genius. Certainly gives Woodhouse a run for his money.

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08 Jul 2017
08:00:47pm
re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

"Certainly gives Woodhouse a run for his money."


Or even P G Wodehouse, think the fingers were working too fast Rev.
Suitable for Philatelists was Going Postal, though Snuff and Unseen Academicals are a great read. Hard to choose a favourite but anything with Rincewind or Granny Weatherwax are good for a smile or three.


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09 Jul 2017
12:38:43am
re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

To be honest i find Rincewind to be somewhat dull. I still enjoy the books but not as much as reading about the antics of Nanny Ogg or Sam Vimes.

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09 Jul 2017
11:04:18am
re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

I had never heard of Terry Pratchett. I've been reading some biographical information and some excerpts and quotes. Seems he led a remarkable life and he had an amazing sense of humor.

Is there one book that stands out as a quintessential work?

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09 Jul 2017
04:48:28pm
re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

I would start out with Guards Guards. It introduces you to many of the recurring characters. Going Postal is also excellent.

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09 Jul 2017
06:03:15pm

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re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

is Guards Guards earlier than Color of Magic; just better; or different series altogether.

i was going to start with Colour, but.....

David

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09 Jul 2017
06:21:38pm
re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

You are correct, David that the Color of Magic is first, and is a good read. There are actually a number of story arcs. Often elements of various story arcs blend into others.

I guess part of it is my own taste but I see the "Watch" novels (starting with Guards Guards) as sort of the heart of Discworld.

Here is a link to an image with the Pratchett story arcs.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CLaZ-X8WmQw/UxYsXBtqeiI/AAAAAAAAA20/4b0dbKdQNSE/s1600/Discworldreadingorder.jpg

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11 Jul 2017
04:55:44pm
re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

I ended up getting most if not all of the available stamps and a couple of sheets including this Sam Vimes $1 sheet with Teemer & Spools Imprints

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24 Jul 2017
08:33:09pm
re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

I got a package from Ankh-Morpork today!

By way of Somerset.

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I am really pleased with the production value of these stamps.


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07 Jul 2017
09:10:13am

It suddenly occurred to me today to see if there were any websites dedicated to the book I am rereading called Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett.

For those not familiar with the author he wrote some 70+ books all anchored in the same universe in the style of fantasy fiction. Instead of being in the epic style of Tolkien, however they are very witty, ironic and sarcastic with lots of turns of phrases and double-entendre's.

Anyway I did a search for the country featured in the book called Borogravia and ran across this little item:

Image Not Found

Turns out someone has been printing stamps for a while now. Here is the whole lot of them that are available for purchase. Now I just have to figure out whether I just want the individual stamps or sheets.

https://www.discworldemporium.com/18-discworld-stamps


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sheepshanks

07 Jul 2017
09:54:26am

re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

Definitely a Terry fan, sad to think there will be no more new Discworld books. Have just finished re-reading "Thud", probably about the fifth time.
The "Long Earth" series did not seem overly interesting, to me at any rate.
Still a few that I haven't read, bookstores here in Canada do not seem to stock them very often, yes I know I can order them but rather pick them immediately.
Have read "Monstrous Regiment" many times, always seem to find a bit extra each time.

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amsd

Editor, Seal News; contributor, JuicyHeads
07 Jul 2017
10:22:01am

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re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

well, I just reserved Colour of Magic, which, if I read Terry's website correctly, is the first book in the series.

I love Tolkien's movies, but hated his books; the movies do all the sorting work for me and I can merely sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

As to wit in books, Lawrence Sterne's Tristram Shandy remains the greatest treat.

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"Save the USPS, buy stamps; save the hobby, use commemoratives"

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smauggie

07 Jul 2017
10:31:24am

re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

Sterne's work is even available online.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1079

Always happy to line up some new reading material. Big Grin

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07 Jul 2017
11:33:11am

re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

Allow me to add these Discworld stamps to the discussion:

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Image Not Found Image Not Found


These were sent to me from a Taiwanese dealer in the following envelope, "franked" from Coldland, another fantasy realm.

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I am used, hinged multiple times, OG but not teeth.
08 Jul 2017
07:12:19pm

re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

Dicsworld is epic. My favorite scene is when they find a shower behind a wall at the University. Not sure which book it was in though. Also my favorite character is Tea' Time' pronounced Te eh Ta may. Prachett was a genius. Certainly gives Woodhouse a run for his money.

The Rev

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08 Jul 2017
08:00:47pm

re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

"Certainly gives Woodhouse a run for his money."


Or even P G Wodehouse, think the fingers were working too fast Rev.
Suitable for Philatelists was Going Postal, though Snuff and Unseen Academicals are a great read. Hard to choose a favourite but anything with Rincewind or Granny Weatherwax are good for a smile or three.


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smauggie

09 Jul 2017
12:38:43am

re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

To be honest i find Rincewind to be somewhat dull. I still enjoy the books but not as much as reading about the antics of Nanny Ogg or Sam Vimes.

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09 Jul 2017
11:04:18am

re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

I had never heard of Terry Pratchett. I've been reading some biographical information and some excerpts and quotes. Seems he led a remarkable life and he had an amazing sense of humor.

Is there one book that stands out as a quintessential work?

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smauggie

09 Jul 2017
04:48:28pm

re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

I would start out with Guards Guards. It introduces you to many of the recurring characters. Going Postal is also excellent.

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Editor, Seal News; contributor, JuicyHeads
09 Jul 2017
06:03:15pm

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re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

is Guards Guards earlier than Color of Magic; just better; or different series altogether.

i was going to start with Colour, but.....

David

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09 Jul 2017
06:21:38pm

re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

You are correct, David that the Color of Magic is first, and is a good read. There are actually a number of story arcs. Often elements of various story arcs blend into others.

I guess part of it is my own taste but I see the "Watch" novels (starting with Guards Guards) as sort of the heart of Discworld.

Here is a link to an image with the Pratchett story arcs.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CLaZ-X8WmQw/UxYsXBtqeiI/AAAAAAAAA20/4b0dbKdQNSE/s1600/Discworldreadingorder.jpg

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11 Jul 2017
04:55:44pm

re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

I ended up getting most if not all of the available stamps and a couple of sheets including this Sam Vimes $1 sheet with Teemer & Spools Imprints

Image Not Found

Here is a close-up of the stamp.

Image Not Found

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smauggie

24 Jul 2017
08:33:09pm

re: Any Terry Pratchet Discword fans out there?

I got a package from Ankh-Morpork today!

By way of Somerset.

Image Not Found

I am really pleased with the production value of these stamps.


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