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The Illustrated Eric | Terry Pratchett, Josh Kirby
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Hello friends! Open discussion is in the FOLLOWING POST marked as a spoiler. Find the #Eric 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 #EpicBuddyRead

kwmg40 I'd read this at the beginning of the year, so I decided not to reread it so soon. I recall liking the satirical elements but I wasn't all that enthusiastic about the story itself. I think I would have appreciated it much more if I were familiar with Faust. I'll probably postpone a reread of Eric until after I read Faust, and I'm sure it'll seem much funnier then. 1mo
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Welcome to the #OokBOokClub open discussion for #Eric feel free to discuss anything! Don't forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

willaful Eric definitely feels slight after the high stakes of Sourcery. It is very funny though. 1mo
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julesG Re-reading the Rincewind books, Rincewind is slowly growing on me. I enjoyed reading my illustrated edition alongside the audiobook. 1mo
willaful I thought the character of the Creator was very similar to Slartibartfast from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. 1mo
TheSpineView I agree with @julesG that Rincewind is growing on me too. I liked this take on Hell is paved with good intentions. However, it did get a bit confusing and convuled bit always humorous. 1mo
willaful @TheSpineView The hell is wonderful. I found myself wondering if this had provided some inspiration for “The Good Place.“ 1mo
BookWrym I was more caught up by the Greek mythology. Hell reminded me of Dante‘s Inferno. I did enjoy the demons as well and how easy they were to confuse. 1mo
julesG @kwmg40 I had to read Goethe's Faust in school. Which means we also talked about the other Faust/Bargain with the Devil stories. 1mo
julesG Eric summoning a demon always brings up Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus trilogy (YA, definitely darker than Pratchett). There's a summoning scene at the beginning of Bartimaeus that is very similar, probably because Bartimaeus is a very sarcastic demon. 😁 1mo
julesG @BookWrym What Hell would look like if Dante had had Cheerios for breakfast. 😁 1mo
kwmg40 Sorry for commenting on the wrong thread! As you can tell, I‘m not all that good at reading instructions. 😂 Anyhow, I‘m enjoying reading the comments here! 1mo
BookmarkTavern I think this is my favorite Rincewind book! It‘s so humorous, and I‘ve read Faustian stories before, so I thought I knew where everything would go, but the sort of djinn interpretation of Eric‘s wishes just made me laugh out loud. 1mo
julesG @kwmg40 no problem, that's why I answered here. 😉 1mo
BarbaraJean @julesG @TheSpineView I definitely liked Rincewind better here than in Sourcery, but I kind of feel like I'm marking time until I can get to the Pratchett I really like. I'm interested to make my way through the Discworld beyond my previous brief forays, but I'm understanding what people mean when they've said I'll prefer certain sub-series to others. @willaful I wondered the same thing about this maybe being an influence on The Good Place! 4w
willaful @BarbaraJean It's interesting how many of us fans aren't really into the Rincewind books.

I searched but couldn't anything specifically saying TGP created mentioned Pratchett, but definitely a lot of people have seen the similarities.
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julesG @willaful wouldn't be the first TV series borrowing ideas from books without acknowledging it. 4w
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#OokBOokClub book of the month, re-reading #Eric for the umpteenth time. 😁😁

#ShadowCat being a goofball

RaeLovesToRead Chin scritches!!!! 1mo
julesG @RaeLovesToRead Tummy rubs! 1mo
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Velvetfur Aaaawwww look at those paws! 🐾 I love when they do that with them 🥰 1mo
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The Illustrated Eric | Terry Pratchett, Josh Kirby
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#OokBOokClub #readingretreat Edition (means I might not be too active and I did not create a very sophisticated picture)

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

#SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #EpicBuddyRead #Discworld

Soubhiville I don‘t have the illustrated edition, but I did enjoy Eric. I think I‘ve read this one 3 times... I love that it‘s a quick read, and perfect for in between heavier books. 5y
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julesG @Soubhiville The illustrated edition is just that, the same content just with a few pictures added to it. 😁 You're right about it being a palate cleanser. 5y
Soubhiville I‘ve always been intrigued by the summoning demons trope, especially when it comes with humor! And I love to see authors get creative with their demon building and hellscapes. 5y
Soubhiville I enjoyed The Parrot, tiny Quezovercoatl (TP‘s punny names strike again!), And hell‘s paperwork traps- perfect! 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes I enjoyed this one too. And yes @Soubhiville I loved the commentaries on corporate infrastructure that were all wrapped up in his Hell. 5y
DrexEdit I'm finally caught up! Thank you short Eric book! 😊 I really enjoyed this one. I felt Rincewind comes into his own here as a refined character. Ironically the eponymous Eric is barely present, but he gets events underway in a good way. 5y
Laura317 I am not a huge Rincewind fan, but the description of Hell had me cracking up. Giving commendations as punishments, all the paperwork was just such fun. 5y
gossamerchild I actually don't like this one 🙄. It feels incomplete, somehow, or a filler between two other stories. I feel bad for saying this 🤣 5y
dariazeoli I was happy for a shorter read this month, but Rincewind continues to make me feel decidedly “meh” - consistency! 😉 5y
Gezemice @gossamerchild I have read this a while ago and was not one of my favorites, so I did not re-read it. 5y
khooliha I am beginning to feel like Rincewind is never going to find himself in the sort of story that let's him develop, which really sets him apart from the other MC branches on the Discworld books. I will say, though, this book wasn't as bad as bad as it was in my memory! Not, you know, real good or anything, but I like hanging with Rincewind and I liked how mean he was to Eric. 5y
khooliha (I also forgot to comment the day this post went up, which is a review of the book in and of itself!) 5y
julesG @khooliha No need to comment on these posts right away. Do it when you have time to do it. 😉 5y
Iblu Sooo, catching up catching up coming through!!!! So this Rincewind subseries appears to have a pattern: a forever on the run moth-eaten wizard encounters a willing or not so willing travel companion for a trip to far away (in space and/or time) places. Plus the Luggage, which in this book featured only as a frustrated running after kind of pet. I still liked it though!!! Although my preferred series are those with the witches... 5y
julesG @Iblu Now that you mentioned it, I can see the pattern. Love the witches and Death, of course. 😁 5y
julesG @Iblu Discussion post is here. 😉 5y
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The Illustrated Eric | Terry Pratchett, Josh Kirby
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#OokBOokClub-ers, our Discworld adventure continues TODAY with #Eric!

Looking forward to our discussion next month!

Happy reading!

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

@TricksyTails

rockpools I‘m in a 4-week reservations queue ☹️. Hurry up, people!! 5y
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julesG @RachelO Oh no! I could bring my copy to Wales. Then you'd have something to read for the weekend. 😉 5y
rockpools 😂😂In case I run out of books?? Thank you! But I reckon you might need your luggage space. Hopefully it‘ll come in just in time for the epic train journey 🚂🐢📚 5y
julesG @RachelO I managed to pack under 8kg into my on-board travel rucksack for a whole month in London. I guess I coukd bring the book. I'll ask you again a few days before take-off. 5y
Soubhiville This one‘s a short fast and fun read! 5y
rockpools @julesG Aw, thank you! I‘m sure it‘ll turn up that weekend though (it‘s an ebook, so more chance of arriving on time 🤞). I might need packing tips though! I‘m off to Edinburgh for 10 days with just walk-on baggage & my usual ‘fling it all in‘ approach isn‘t going to work! A month with just cabin baggage is V Impressive (and quite a lot beyond me)! 5y
julesG @Soubhiville I'm looking forward to rereading it, not only in English, but also the illustrated edition. I remember reading the German edition more than 20 years ago. 5y
julesG @RachelO I had access to a washing machine and it being summer helped, too. I try to pack items that I can mix and match. Say, long sweater that works with jeans and with a pair of leggings; large scarf that can double as a wrap-around skirt/cardigan/... 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Mine‘s on hold at the library already!! 5y
Laura317 I‘m ready to start! 5y
SconsinBookyBadger Bought my ebook copy today! 😀 5y
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#OokBOokClub

Just a friendly reminder that next month we'll be reading #Eric! Dig our your books, put in your library holds, or place your orders! The next Discworld adventure continues on March 8th! Woohoo!

If anyone wants to be tagged/untagged for future posts please let me know! Happy to oblige!

@TricksyTails
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Love2read2
1984 | George Orwell
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Went to a thrift store and got myself these books 📚☺️ #elsewhere #thelakeofdream #odettetoulemonde #georgeorwell #eric-emmanuelschmitt

julesG Welcome to the Litsy family! 6y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 6y
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BookBoggart
Definitely Dead | Charlaine Harris
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Now I don't remember Ginger from the books. In the show though she is a total #screamqueen
As soon as I read the prompt for today her scream ran through my head. It's just done that much! 😂 #characters2017 #muchlove #gingerscreams #eric #fangtasia
@LibrarianRyan

kricheal Ginger was a riot! 😂😂😂 7y
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Dead to the world - book 4 in the Sookie Stackhouse series and my 16th book of 2017. I love this series! #trueblood #vampire #mmd #goodreads50 #litsyAtoZ #eric #fangtastic

SuperPunkNinja This is my favorite book in the series! 7y
Bobznbits I always loved Eric in this book 7y
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