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The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett
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Jul 23, 2016

really liked it
bookshelves: bedside-fifth-shelf-read
Read in December, 2009

A return of the wizzard Rincewind is always a good thing. And having Terry Pratchett take a stab at the process of creation is a riot.

Some favorite quotes...

"People don't live on the Disc any more than, in less hand-crafted parts of the multiverse, they live on balls. Oh, planets may be the place where their body eats its tea, but they live elsewhere, in worlds of their own which orbit very handily around the center of their heads."

"Unfortunately, like many people who are instinctively bad at something, the Archchancellor prided himself on how good at it he was. Ridcully was to management what King Herod was to the Bethlehem Playgroup Association."

"Ponder Stibbons was one of those unfortunate people cursed with the belief that if only he found out enough things about the universe it would all, somehow, make sense."

"Knowledge is dangerous, which is why governments often clamp down on people who can think thoughts above a certain caliber."

"Really? If you go around asking questions the whole time you'll never get anything done."

"He's not even heroic. He's just in the right place at the right time." The old man indicated that this was maybe the definition of a hero.

"That's the beauty of the system. Dead is only for once, but running away is forever."

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