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Pyramids
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
It's bad enough being new on the job, but Teppic hasn't a clue as to what a pharaoh is supposed to do. After all, he's been trained at Ankh-Morpork's famed assassins' school, across the sea from the Kingdom of the Sun.First, there's the monumental task of building a suitable resting place for Dad -- a pyramid to end all pyramids. Then there are the myriad administrative duties, such as dealing with mad priests, sacred crocodiles, and marching mummies. And to top it all off, the adolescent pharaoh discovers deceit, betrayal -- not to mention aheadstrong handmaiden -- at the heart of his realm.
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catsuit_mango
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When you die, what you lose first, it‘s life. Next it‘s illusions.

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kwmg40
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These are the authors I plan to concentrate on for #BacklistReadathon. The first 4 are authors whose series I've chosen for #SeriesLove2024, so I hope to read quite a few from those., and for the remaining authors, I'll be happy if I read at least 2 or 3 from each in 2024.

Thanks to @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks for hosting!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Good luck!! 6mo
Clwojick Good luck! 6mo
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mabell
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Began in Belize last year and finished on Hilton Head Island 🏝️ Pratchett‘s books are my favorites to take on vacation!

This one got a little too geometrically metaphysical for me. However, still overall enjoyable. My favorite parts - You, B- the camel 🐪, Teppic‘s time in the Assassin‘s Guild school 🔪, and his ancestors. (Why is there no emoji for mummies??)
#1989 for #192025

LeahBergen What a lovely view! 11mo
Librarybelle Such a pretty setting! 11mo
mabell @LeahBergen @Librarybelle It was! And it‘s funny how getting up to see the sunrise is something I would never do at home, but it somehow makes sense on vacation 😆 11mo
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mabell
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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I started this 1.2 years ago as my “vacation book” maybe this vacation I can finish it 🤣

dabbe What a sweet photo! 🤩🤩🤩 11mo
AmyG How sweet ❤️ 11mo
CarolynM Adorable🥰 Enjoy the camels🤣 11mo
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mabell @dabbe @AmyG Passed out to the ocean sounds 😄❤️ 11mo
mabell @CarolynM ❤️❤️ The camel is definitely the star 🤣 “They tied him a little to close to an olive tree that was now getting a terminal pruning” 😂 11mo
Gissy Awww! So cute lovely photo! 💖💖💖Beautiful 🥰 11mo
mabell @Gissy ❤️❤️❤️ First visit to the beach! 11mo
robinb Such a sleeping beauty. 💚 8mo
mabell @robinb She‘s our sweetheart! 8mo
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eol
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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“No-one is more worried by the actual physical manifestation of a god than his priests; it‘s like having the auditors in unexpectedly.”

Here, Pratchett criticizes the overreliance on the calcified traditions. The fear of the new, the parents mindlessly forcing their way of life on the children, people forgetting the origins of their convictions, and motions replacing the core of being—and it‘s all comedy.

Gosh, was that man brilliant.

4.5/5

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CSeydel
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Ok, after reading a few more reviews I‘ve decided my original book (Little Eyes) may be a bit dark for this category. Here are some other possibilities I‘m considering. Anyone have an opinion?
#LMPBC @Johanna414 @peanutnine @BethM

peanutnine If I had to choose, I'd say Redshirts. I'd be fine with Pyramids though too, I've been meaning to try out a Discworld novel and they say it doesn't matter where you start. I've already read Howl multiple times (it's wonderful) 1y
CSeydel @peanutnine Perfect! If I can get a copy of Redshirts I‘ll probably do that one. I already own Pyramids. While some of the Discworld books are more sequential, this one is decidedly stand-alone. 1y
Johanna414 I agree with Sarah - I‘ve read Howl before but would happily read either of the others! 1y
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Robotswithpersonality
Pyramids | Terence David John Pratchett
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I think it's evident given the quotes I've shared that I had a truly wonderful time reading this book. In fact, for those new to the Discworld, THIS is the book I would start with. It's not too heavy on the lore, repeat characters or social commentary; it goes hard on the word play, laughs and truths: slyly condemning dessication of society and corruption of church and state via 'tradition'. You Bastard, in all its glory, should not be missed.

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Robotswithpersonality
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Just having the best time reading this intricate silliness!

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😏

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Robotswithpersonality
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Assassin Strut™

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Robotswithpersonality
Pyramids | Terence David John Pratchett
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Gloriously syncretic. 🤦🏼‍♂️

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Robotswithpersonality
Pyramids | Terence David John Pratchett
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"Would you like it to stay there?" ? ?

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PetiteMass
Pyramids | Terence David John Pratchett
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Great book! I more enjoyed the start in the assassins guild but a fantastic read overall!

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Graywacke
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Oh Terry. I love discworld but this one was tough. Terrific ideas, terrific world, great characters and ideas. He has so much fun playing on ancient Egypt, classical Greek philosophy, death, religion and, just discworld,. But the plot drive isn‘t there, and when it is, the pacing is terrible. It makes for a sluggish read.

CarolynM Not my favourite discworld novel either, but I still giggle about camels doing higher mathematics. 3y
Graywacke @CarolynM while ruminating and tor awhile as an unspecified species. I liked him too! 3y
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Mangelli
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
Mehso-so

The world is great as always, but I didn‘t find the protagonist or his narrative compelling.

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Graywacke
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Visiting Discworld this morning. It‘s been a while.

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Aylandra
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Must admit not the one I've most enjoyed from the series so far, but that's not to say it was a bad one, it's just one I didn't enjoy as much as some of the earlier ones.
Still a great book though.
Thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and it still made me laugh.

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Smarkies
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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A fairly standalone Discworld book as the characters do not show up in any other book (except for Death). It lagged a little in part 3 for me but overall fairly decent.
Finally read this because it was my #bookspin for March.
@TheAromaofBooks

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Lucy_Anywhere
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This is one of my favourite Discworld books, partly because it is genuinely funny and Terry Pratchett has a lot of fun riffing with Egyptian mythology. Also, I love the deeper themes here - about not knowing where you belong and tradition versus innovation. I‘m really enjoying my reread of Discworld and feel that Sir Terry really starts to hit his stride at this point. Another book down for #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

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PickwickPlockPlock
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Mehso-so

One more down in my discworld reread. I may have read it only once before and couldn't remember much. I loved the parts in Ankh-Morpork and everything related to the mummies, but on the whole it's not one of the better ones.

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jmtrivera
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Last check-in and probably my laziest week. All my activity came from just walking around the grocery store, neighborhood, and the petting zoo. Say hi to our new llama friend! But I did it! Had a really good last couple of weeks reading-wise too. Hoping for a more active start to the next round.
@wanderinglynn
@Crazyspine, @laurar311, @WriterAtHeart,
@mc916, @Honeybeegirl, @BookishBelle, @BookBridget, @Econaghan
#BookFitnessChallenge #BFCR2

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great week! 🎉 Plus a llama bonus! ❤ 5y
crazyspine Awesome job, teammate! 5y
jmtrivera @wanderinglynn Thanks! 😊😊😊 5y
jmtrivera @crazyspine And thank YOU, Cap! 😊 5y
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jmtrivera
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Different from any of the Discworld novels I've read so far, and yet it still captures all the satire and fun. Not everything landed for me, and I found the trip to Ephebe dragged. I think honestly, I would have rather had more fun with the Assassins' Guild members. Overall, though, I really liked it!

jmtrivera Picture was from my “day off“ on Monday (meaning my house was having construction done to it and so my kid was at daycare). I live in such a beautiful state! 5y
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jmtrivera
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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I tried a new cafe yesterday. This was a violet charcoal lemonade and it was deliciously refreshing. 😊

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jmtrivera
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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My TV is my favorite fitness tool? Yes, because paying for gym memberships is just wasteful for me as an introverted full-time special ed. teacher w/a toddler. I never gather the energy to go. But workout videos are my jam - esp. the high energy dancey ones. This is a new video I'm trying, & as you can see, it took my Terry Pratchett hostage until I was done. Funny that one of the activities we did was called Pyramid!

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Branwen
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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My coworker snapped a candid photo of me reading before the start of the founders festival parade in town! I was SO proud to be a part of the library workers who walked in the parade! And of COURSE I brought a book (and a dragon!🐉) with me! 😉📚💕

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MariaW
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They also wore black - different colours of black. That was his first introduction to the tertiary colours - the colours on the far side of blackness. The colours that you get if you split blackness with an eightsided prism. #terrypratchett #speakhisname #gnuterrypratchett #pratchett #pyramids #discworld

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julesG
Pyramids | Terence David John Pratchett
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Teppic not only is an assassin in Ankh-Morpork, he also is the heir to the throne in Djelibeybi (Discworld's Egypt). Upon his return to his home country, Teppic has to get used to the customs again, like sleeping on stone slaps in a corpse like position or #WalkLikeAnEgyptian.

#WanderingJune @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen

Pic shows my German edition

CarolynM I love the camels doing higher mathematics 😂 5y
Cinfhen 🎶 All the kids in the marketplace say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an Egyptian🎶
5y
julesG @CarolynM That came totally unexpected when I read it the first time 5y
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khooliha
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Yet another book that feels like practice for later novels, with too many problems and not enough strong points. When I first read this book it didn't occur to me that the Discworld books have a race problem, so good for me growing as a reader.
#OokBOokClub

julesG 👍 6y
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Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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#OokBOokClub @TricksyTails

Welcome to the #OokBOokClub open discussion for #Pyramids! Feel free to discuss anything! Don't forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!

#OokBOokClub #Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I enjoyed this one, it read like three interconnected short stories, like a short story trilogy, so it seemed a bit disjointed, but I liked the overall story. 6y
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julesG @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Well, you know that I think the story has too many angles. 😉 I think Teppic is a tepid character. 😁 6y
Laura317 I got bored with it once Teppic went home. I much prefer his Assassin Guild life. Not sure what this says about me. 😂@julesG @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 6y
julesG @Laura317 Same here, Ankh Morpork is just much more interesting. The Assassin's Guild is fun. I liked the exam Teppic had to take. 6y
Gezemice Oh, my favorite is when he gets dresses as pharaoh the first time. Hilarious 😁 6y
dariazeoli I agree with the thought that this felt disjointed, like three different stories. I did like the idea of the entombed pharaohs being annoyed with being entombed. 😁 6y
julesG I thought that embracing the old ways with a passion (just going to mention sleeping, walking, plumbing here) was very thought provoking, apart from being hilarious. 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @dariazeoli Yes, I liked that too, and how they worked together to communicate over the centuries...We don‘t understand that archaic version anymore, but someone does, and they translated it up the generations, I thought that was very clever. 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @julesG Yes, I agree there. 6y
julesG @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I was waiting for some major error in the translations. 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @julesG Like the old telephone game!😂 6y
julesG @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Exactly! I was hoping something major would get lost in translation at first, but due to the chain being so long, also be recovered at the end. 6y
khooliha This one had some good imagery/moments near the end, like having to assassinate a pyramid or how Teppic's ancestors support and bolster him in his time of need, but so much of this book fell flat for me. Ptraci exists just as a joke and I don't think it's a funny one. Teppic doesn't make much of an impression as the lead, and can we ditch the comedic incest? 6y
khooliha The opening segment did make me wish that Sir Terry had written a full blown parody of the "boys coming of age in boarding schools" subgenre. 6y
khooliha Also? Too much of the story around Teppic smacked of colonialism. 6y
julesG @khooliha Can I just say, I agree to all of your points? You've put my feelings and thoughts into words! 6y
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julesG
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#OokBOokClub @TricksyTails

Hello friends! Open discussion is in the FOLLOWING POST marked as a spoiler. Find the Pyramids post & tap "show me" on the spoiler tag to join in the discussion. Join in whenever you can! Today. Tomorrow. Next month! The post will always be up so just tag each other & we'll jump in to discuss with you. Feel free to chat about anything!
#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead

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khooliha
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett

I am rendered uneasy by (P)Teppic going away to school and when he gets back he cannot read the modern language of his country. #OokBOokClub

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khooliha
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett

Back onto another readthon, I have to see if I can get through Pyramids before the deadline. So let's do this, Discworld book that has never made much of an impression on me!
#OokBOokClub

julesG You can do this! It's not one of my favourites either. 6y
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Laura317
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Mehso-so

Not my favorite. It had some funny bits, but I tired quickly after Teppic went back home.

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julesG
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Before I fell down an internet/google/TV rabbit hole, I managed a bit over five hours.

Finished one book, halfway through another.

Good night Littens!

#24B4Monday #readathon @TheReadingMermaid

#OokBOokClub #Pyramids #DiscworldBook07

BeansPage Great job! 6y
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julesG
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Starting my fifth hour with some #audiotorturing on my acupuncture mat. ?

Finished the ARC "The Heart of a Bluestocking" and am halfway into the 7th Discworld novel.

#24B4Monday #readathon @TheReadingMermaid

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julesG
Pyramids | Terence David John Pratchett
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Just had a Litsy hiccough - Litsy told me I should check my internet connection. Anyone else have problems?

I cannot decide whether to read or get some #audioknitting done. I'll probably do a bit of both.

#OokBOokClub #Pyramids #DiscworldBook07 #Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse

Lindy I‘ve had trouble just now with Litsy also. 😕 6y
mreads I've had trouble today too 6y
mreads Is that hot chocolate next to the cream knitting? Very brave 😀 6y
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Cathythoughts Yes I‘m having problems connecting to Litsy too 6y
gradcat I had the same problem...thought it was just my internet connection.... 6y
LibrarianRyan I got the same thing. 6y
Melli I got the same so I just closed the app and waited an hour to see if it would resolve. Also had an issue with my paper white it was stuck on usb mode. But I never plugged it connected it to the desktop.. 6y
julesG @mreads Yes, but I only had them close to each other for the picture. 😉 6y
MaGoose I also sometimes get that check connection thing. I usually close the app, wait a minute and then turn it back on. 6y
julesG @MaGoose That didn't work yesterday. 6y
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julesG
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@Laura317 - no inventive translator.

I know why I switched to the English editions at some point. Things like this still annoy me in translations - I wish I spoke all the languages, just to never have to get lost in translation ever again. 😉

Laura317 @julesG I guess some things are just beyond translation? 6y
Linear Does this mean something ? 6y
julesG @Linear it's literally how you pronounce "jelly baby" in English. In the original English book, this is meant to be a pun. It does not make sense in German though. 6y
julesG @Laura317 Unfortunately. Hence my wish to know all the languages. 😉 6y
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Laura317
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The kingdom Djelibeybi - 😂 I don‘t know now if these are DW Easter eggs or if DW has Discworld Easter eggs.

julesG It's definitely a pun on the word "jelly baby". I read that somewhere. And now I need to dig up my German ed8to find out how they translated it. 6y
Laura317 @julesG I‘ll be interested to see! 6y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Story of religion in a nutshell 🧐

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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You know, I used to think theories like this and reality was a simulation were just flights of scientific fancy....but recent world events have convinced me otherwise, seriously where else but in a universe where ever possibility is expressed every variation of choices, could we end up where we are today...🧐

#OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse

Laura317 Mind blowing, for sure. 6y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I enjoyed this one, even though it felt a bit like a trilogy of short stories pulled together in one volume, honestly the Assassin Guild beginning was quite good on its own, but I also liked the returning home and home not being the same part, and then finally the magical pyramid part. I left feeling like some of that ending was left undefined, I‘m hoping we see a few of these characters again somewhere along the way.

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julesG Trilogy fits. I've always felt like this book had too many angles for one book. Looking forward to the group discussion. 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @julesG Agreed... I like what you did there too...just don‘t ask the neighboring kingdom‘s philosophers to help you with those “angles” 6y
julesG 😂😂 6y
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Laura317 I need to get this read soon! 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Laura317 It‘s a lot of great silly fun, and then Pratchett will throw in these little lines that just resonate. 6y
Gezemice I think this is one of his funniest but with one of the worst plots. Some parts had me and my daughter rolling with laughter when we read it together. 6y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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? exactly how Us vs Them works, he nailed it...

we did it: they are bad sports, cliché cliché
they did (the exact same thing) it: The Bastards!!!

#OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse
#UsVsThem

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Andrew65
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😂😂😂😂

#QuotsyOct18 #scream

jouleian 😂😂😂😂 6y
jfalkens 😂 6y
BooknerdsLife 🤣🤣🤣 6y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Something to remember next Pi day (March 14), it‘s all just a mistake....”the Creator used the wrong kind of circles” 😂

#OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse

Seriously though, there is no tangent like a Pratchett tangent.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Hahaha! Makes perfect sense to me!
#OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse

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