Interesting Times: The Play
The Discworld's most inept wizard has been sent from Unseen University in Ankh-Morpork to the oppressive Agatean Empire to help some well-intentioned rebels overthrow the Emperor.
He's assisted by toy-rabbit-wielding rebels, an army of terracotta warriors, a tax gatherer and a group of seven very elderly
I would recommend all of his books, especially the later ones, as the best fantasy ...more
[Book: The Color of Magic]
[Book: The Light Fantastic]
[Book: Interesting Times]
[Book: The Last Continent]
To fully appreciate this book, I would suggest reading at least the first two of the series first since those are the ones that explain ...more
I noticed that quite many people dislike Rincewind as character; he is indeed quite special but I really love his mindset and his encounters with Death (lovely bloke by the way; you should meet him!).
Craig was reading this when I went out to Virginia in October, so when I came back and found "Interesting Times" in the book exchange box, I felt it was a good time for a bit of re-reading.
I like that most of Pratchett's books (at least with Discworld) often revolve around a theme. "Interesting Times" revolves a bit around ...more
So, between the ...more
Rincewind, as anyone could have predicted, gets into trouble almost immediately. It seems the Counterweight Continent is in the middle of a Somewhat Aggressive ...more
"According to the philosopher Ly Tin Wheedle, chaos is found in greatest abundance wherever order is being sought. It always defeats order, because it is better organized."
"His policy was to find one person and make their life difficult until ...more
His later works are far more sophisticated, with more clever jokes and pointed satire - the ones published at the beginning of his career definitely show his progression from an amateur humorist to a novelist of the highest calibre.
Sadly, Interesting Times is at the lower end of the scale. It feels like he kind of just crammed as much as he could of all the Oriental stereotypes in fantasy literature into the book, ...more
On the same side is a group of ancient barbarians - The Horde - who, along ...more
Lord Vetinari receives a strange message from the Agatean Empire, "Send Us Instantly The Great Wizzard". If it is not Archchancellor Ridcully of the Unseen University, could it be the Dean (size) or is the misspelling of the word wizard the clue? Could it be ... No! Seriously. You can't be considering to send Rincewind.
Why does the Agatean Empire need the Great Wizzard? All because someone wrote the revolutionary book "What I did on My ...more
Terry Pratchett is on top form with this book. The narrative moves at a pace, the humour is constant and there are (in my case anyway) a few "laugh out loud" moments.
I like British humor. I'm a huge "Python" and "Black Adder" fan. I have a very dry sense of humor myself. But these books barely rate a "tee-hee." I'm sorry, but I do NOT see what makes this guy such a ...more
Rincewind is back as is his friend Twoflower from The Colour of Magic. Alongside them, the luggage makes an appearance but doesn't save the day. Instead it becomes a father.
Genghiz Coehn and six other heroes make their confident appearance taking on 250,000 soldiers and the usual assortment of villains get their comeuppance.
The jokes, puns ...more
This book is based on the parody of Asian culture, which is painted with ...more
I love the way that Terry Pratchett uses a parallel world/life to set up his stories. This story included the Terracotta army and other chinese-type comparisons. I won't tell you where Rincewind ends up, but a later story in the series carries his ...more
I've said before that the Rincewind books are my least favorite and this book didn't change that attitude. I'd call the entire book a ...more
Rincewind is sent involuntary to Bes Pelargic where he meets his old friend Twoflower again. To his surprise he is a fabled hero there ...more
who graduated from Curtin University with a double major in Theatre Arts and Creative Writing before attending WAPPA and studying Broadcasting. Midway through his time there he decided he didn't want to be a journo and moved ...more