Download Terry Pratchett Book Interesting Times PDF
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Release Date : 2008-12-05
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 306 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1407034960

Download Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett in PDF Full Free and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008-12-05 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'There is a curse. They say: may you live in interesting times . . .' This is the worst thing you can wish on a citizen of Discworld. Especially for the magically challenged Rincewind, who has already had far too much excitement in his life. Unfortunately, the unlucky wizard always seems to end up in the middle of, well, absolutely everything. So when a request for a 'Great Wizzard' arrives from the faraway Counterweight Continent, it's obviously Rincewind who's sent. For one thing, he's the only one who spells wizard that way. Once again Rincewind is thrown headfirst into a dangerous adventure. For the oldest empire on the Disc is in turmoil and Chaos is building. And, for some reason, someone believes Rincewind will have a vital role in the coming war . . . 'Pratchett is a comic genius' Daily Express 'Funny, delightfully inventive, and refuses to lie down in its genre' Observer Interesting Times is the fifth book in the Wizards series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Download Terry Pratchett Book Interesting Times PDF
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Publisher : Corgi
  • Genre : Children's stories
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 351 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780552142359

Download Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett in PDF Full Free and published by Corgi. This book was released on 1995 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fantasy featuring the wizard Rincewind on a mission to an empire undergoing a cultural revolution reminiscent of the one in China. The novel's title is a play on the Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times." By the author of Men at Arms.

Download Stefanie Schult Book Subcreation: Fictional-World Construction from J.R.R. Tolkien to Terry Pratchett and Tad Williams PDF
  • Author : Stefanie Schult
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26
  • Publisher : Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 242 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 3832544194

Download Subcreation: Fictional-World Construction from J.R.R. Tolkien to Terry Pratchett and Tad Williams by Stefanie Schult in PDF Full Free and published by Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH. This book was released on 2017-01-26 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The doctorial thesis argues that the term Subcreation with its revised and broadened definition, in part differing from J.R.R. Tolkien's original term sub-creation, may be used for the discussion of the making of fictional worlds in literary discourse. The successful conception of a fictional world depends on the reader's willing suspension of disbelief. This depends both on the author and his skilled composition of the world and all its aspects, as well as on the reader's acceptance of this invented fictional world. The author needs to create a narrative with an inner consistency, which is crucial to achieving the effect of the reader's immersion in the fictional world. The fundamental aspects that an author needs to realize to achieve successful Subcreation have been structured into and analysed in four categories: Language and Linguistic Variation, Physiopoeia, Anthropoeia and Mythopoeia. Furthermore, this thesis shows that, as contemporary examples of fantastic literature, both Tad Williams's and Terry Pratchett's fictional worlds are successfully created through the realization of these aspects of Subcreation. Apart from commenting on the success of the subcreative process, this thesis also remarks upon the cultural influences both authors include in their writings. While both may be considered Anglophone in a general categorization, Pratchett's Discworld retains a feeling of 'Britishness' that is not to be found in Williams's Otherland. The thesis proposes several approaches to Subcreation that may be studied subsequently. So, for example, it may be possible to determine the success of an author's Subcreation by collecting empirical data. Apart from literary works this field of studies may also include other media.

Download Marc Burrows Book The Magic of Terry Pratchett PDF
  • Author : Marc Burrows
  • Release Date : 2020-07-30
  • Publisher : White Owl
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 224 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1526765519

Download The Magic of Terry Pratchett by Marc Burrows in PDF Full Free and published by White Owl. This book was released on 2020-07-30 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An in-depth look into the life and writings of the bestselling author of the Discworld novels, Good Omens, and Nation. The Magic of Terry Pratchett is the first full biography of Sir Terry Pratchett ever written. Sir Terry was Britain’s bestselling living author*, and before his death in 2015 had sold more than 85 million copies of his books worldwide. Best known for the Discworld series, his work has been translated into thirty-seven languages, and performed as plays on every continent in the world, including Antarctica. Journalist, comedian and Pratchett fan Marc Burrows delves into the back story of one of UK’s most enduring and beloved authors, from his childhood in the Chiltern Hills, to his time as a journalist, and the journey that would take him—via more than sixty best-selling books—to an OBE, a knighthood and national treasure status. The Magic Of Terry Pratchett is the result of painstaking archival research alongside interviews with friends and contemporaries who knew the real man under the famous black hat, helping to piece together the full story of one of British literature’s most remarkable and beloved figures for the very first time. * Now disqualified on both counts. Praise for The Magic of Terry Pratchett "In this encompassing biography of the prolific fantasy and science-fiction author, writer and comedian Burrows details both the writing accomplishments and the personal life of Sir Terry Pratchett. . . . Burrows spoke to friends and family, and this biography has moments of sadness, especially when discussing Pratchett’s fight with Alzheimer’s. But the book is also funny and conversational in tone, and an excellent tribute to a beloved author.” —Booklist “Affable and consistently engaging . . . Burrow’s buoyant, pun-peppered, and aptly footnote-flecked style . . . helpfully marries his subject matter, propelling us through decade after decade of a heavily writing-centric life while illuminating Pratchett’s complexities and contradictions without any drag in the tempo.” —Locus Magazine “An impressively comprehensive, engagingly written biography. ****”—SFX

Download Stephen Briggs Book The Wit And Wisdom Of Discworld PDF
  • Author : Stephen Briggs
  • Release Date : 2008-11-06
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 304 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1407035509

Download The Wit And Wisdom Of Discworld by Stephen Briggs in PDF Full Free and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008-11-06 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores.' From, THE FIFTH ELEPHANT 'Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.' From, MOVING PICTURES The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld is a collection of the wittiest, pithiest and wisest quotations from this extraordinary universe, dealing one-by-one with each book in the canon. Guaranteed to transport you back to your favourite or forgotten Discworld moments it is the perfect book for die-hard Pratchett fans, as well as anyone coming to the Discworld for the first time.

Download Terry Pratchett Book The Folklore of Discworld PDF
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Release Date : 2010-07-06
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 528 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1407034243

Download The Folklore of Discworld by Terry Pratchett in PDF Full Free and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-07-06 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NOW UPDATED to include material on the Discworld books up to Raising Steam. Most of us grow up having always known to touch wood or cross our fingers, and what happens when a princess kisses a frog or a boy pulls a sword from a stone, yet sadly some of these things are now beginning to be forgotten. Legends, myths, fairytales: our world is made up of the stories we told ourselves about where we came from and how we got there. It is the same on Discworld, except that beings which on Earth are creatures of the imagination - like vampires, trolls, witches and, possibly, gods - are real, alive and in some cases kicking on the Disc. In The Folklore of Discworld, Terry Pratchett teams up with leading British folklorist Jacqueline Simpson to take an irreverent yet illuminating look at the living myths and folklore that are reflected, celebrated and affectionately libelled in the uniquely imaginative universe of Discworld.

Download Anne Hiebert Alton Book Discworld and the Disciplines PDF
  • Author : Anne Hiebert Alton
  • Release Date : 2014-04-09
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 244 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0786474645

Download Discworld and the Disciplines by Anne Hiebert Alton in PDF Full Free and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-04-09 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of new essays applies a wide range of critical frameworks to the analysis of prolific fantasy author Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books. Essays focus on topics such as Pratchett’s treatment of noise and silence and their political implications; art as an anodyne for racial conflict; humor and cognitive debugging; visual semiotics; linguistic stylistics and readers’ perspectives of word choice; and Derrida and the “monstrous Regiment of Women.” The volume also includes an annotated bibliography of critical sources. The essays provide fresh perspectives on Pratchett’s work, which has stealthily redefined both fantasy and humor for modern audiences.

Download Terry Pratchett Book A Slip of the Keyboard PDF
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Release Date : 2014-09-25
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 384 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1448126975

Download A Slip of the Keyboard by Terry Pratchett in PDF Full Free and published by Random House. This book was released on 2014-09-25 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Terry Pratchett in his own words With a foreword by Neil Gaiman Terry Pratchett earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series – but in recent years he became equally well-known as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer’s research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together the best of Pratchett’s non fiction writing on his life, on his work, and on the weirdness of the world: from Granny Pratchett to Gandalf’s love life; from banana daiquiris to books that inspired him; from getting started as a writer to the injustices that he fought to end. With his trademark humour, humanity and unforgettable way with words, this collection offers an insight behind the scenes of Discworld into a much loved and much missed figure – man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orang-utans and the right to a good death.

Download Nicolas Michaud Book Discworld and Philosophy PDF
  • Author : Nicolas Michaud
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • Publisher : Open Court
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 288 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0812699238

Download Discworld and Philosophy by Nicolas Michaud in PDF Full Free and published by Open Court. This book was released on 2016-08-09 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Discworld, unlike our own frustrating Roundworld, everything makes sense. The world is held up by elephants standing on the back of a swimming turtle who knows where he’s going, the sun goes round the world every day, so it doesn’t have to be very hot, and things always happen because someone intends them to happen. Millions of fans are addicted to Pratchett’s Discworld, and the interest has only intensified since Pratchett’s recent death and the release of his final Discworld novel, The Shepherd’s Crown, in September 2015. The philosophical riches of Discworld are inexhaustible, yet the brave explorers of Discworld and Philosophy cover a lot of ground. From discussion of Moist von Lipwig’s con artistry showing the essential con of the financial system, to the examination of everyone’s favorite Discworld character, the murderous luggage, to the lawless Mac Nac Feegles and what they tell us about civil government, to the character Death as he appears in several Discworld novels, Discworld and Philosophy gives us an in-depth treatment of Pratchett’s magical universe. Other chapters look at the power of Discworld’s witches, the moral viewpoint of the golems, how William de Worde’s newspaper illuminates the issue of censorship, how fate and luck interact to shape our lives, and why the more simple and straightforward Discworld characters are so much better at seeing the truth than those with enormous intellects but little common sense.

Download Terry Pratchett Book The World of Poo PDF
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Release Date : 2012-06-07
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 128 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 144812722X

Download The World of Poo by Terry Pratchett in PDF Full Free and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-06-07 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Snuff: 'Vimes' prompt arrival got a nod of approval from Sybil, who gingerly handed him a new book to read to Young Sam. Vimes looked at the cover. The title was The World of Poo. When his wife was out of eyeshot he carefully leafed through it. Well, okay, you had to accept that the world had moved on and these days fairy stories were probably not going to be about twinkly little things with wings. As he turned page after page, it dawned on him that whoever had written this book, they certainly knew what would make kids like Young Sam laugh until they were nearly sick. The bit about sailing down the river almost made him smile. But interspersed with the scatology was actually quite interesting stuff about septic tanks and dunnakin divers and gongfermors and how dog muck helped make the very best leather, and other things that you never thought you would need to know, but once heard somehow lodged in your mind.'

Download Terry Pratchett Book Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook PDF
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Release Date : 2014-10-09
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 144 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 147350984X

Download Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook by Terry Pratchett in PDF Full Free and published by Random House. This book was released on 2014-10-09 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Authorised by Mr Lipwig of the Ankh-Morpork and Sto Plains Hygienic Railway himself, Mrs Georgina Bradshaw’s invaluable guide to the destinations and diversions of the railway deserves a place in the luggage of any traveller, or indeed armchair traveller, upon the Disc. *From the twine walk of Great Slack to the souks of Zemphis: edifying sights along the route *Ticketing, nostrums and transporting your swamp dragon: essential hints on the practicalities of travel * Elegant resorts and quaint inns: respectable and sanitary lodgings for all species and heights. * From worm-herding to Fustic Cake: diverting trivia on the crafts, foods and brassica traditions of the many industrious people for whom the railway is now a vital link to the Century of the Anchovy Fully illustrated and replete with useful titbits, Mrs Bradshaw’s Handbook offers a view of the Sto Plains like no other.

Download Kristin Noone Book Terry Pratchett's Ethical Worlds PDF
  • Author : Kristin Noone
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 156 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1476674493

Download Terry Pratchett's Ethical Worlds by Kristin Noone in PDF Full Free and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2020-08-04 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Terry Pratchett's writing celebrates the possibilities opened up by inventiveness and imagination. It constructs an ethical stance that values informed and self-aware choices, knowledge of the world in which one makes those choices, the importance of play and humor in crafting a compassionate worldview, and acts of continuous self-examination and creation. This collection of essays uses inventiveness and creation as a thematic core to combine normally disparate themes, such as science fiction studies, the effect of collaborative writing and shared authorship, steampunk aesthetics, productive modes of "ownership," intertextuality, neomedievalism and colonialism, adaptations into other media, linguistics and rhetorics, and coming of age as an act of free will.

Download Terry Pratchett Book The Truth PDF
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Release Date : 2008-10-09
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 448 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 140703524X

Download The Truth by Terry Pratchett in PDF Full Free and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008-10-09 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'An unmitigated delight . . . very, very funny' The Times The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . 'A lie can run round the world before the truth has got its boots on' William de Worde is the accidental editor of the Discworld's first newspaper. Now he must cope with the traditional perils of a journalist's life - people who want him dead, a recovering vampire with a suicidal fascination for flash photography, some more people who want him dead in a different way and, worst of all, the man who keeps begging him to publish pictures of his humorously shaped potatoes. William just wants to get at THE TRUTH. Unfortunately, everyone else wants to get at William. And it's only the third edition... __________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but The Truth is a standalone novel.

Download Terry Pratchett Book The Fifth Elephant PDF
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 464 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1407035207

Download The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett in PDF Full Free and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008-09-04 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fifth book of the original and best CITY WATCH series, now reinterpreted in BBC's The Watch 'Precisely balanced . . . a cracking comic thriller' The Times The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . 'Well, he thought, so this is diplomacy. It's lying, only for a better class of people. They say that diplomacy is a gentle art. That mastering it is a lifetime's work. But you do need a certain inclination in that direction. It's not something you can just pick up on the job. A few days ago Sam Vimes was a copper - an important copper, true - chief of police - but still, at his core, a policeman. But today he is an ambassador - to the mysterious, fat-rich country of Uberwald. Today, Sam Vimes is also a man on the run. At some point during his ambassadorship, things went very wrong. It's snowing. It's freezing. And if Vimes can't make it through the forest, with only his wits and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya (don't ask), there's going to be a terrible war. There are monsters on his trail. They're bright. They're fast. They're werewolves - and they're catching up.

Download Terry Pratchett Book Sourcery PDF
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Release Date : 2009-11-24
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 252 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1407034545

Download Sourcery by Terry Pratchett in PDF Full Free and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009-11-24 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'It's vital to remember who you really are . . . it isn't a good idea to rely on other people or things to do it for you, you see. They always get it wrong.' An eighth son of an eighth son is born, a wizard squared, a source of magic. A sourcerer. Unseen University, the Discworld's most magical establishment, has finally got its wish: the emergence of a wizard more powerful than ever before. You'd think they would have been a little more careful what they wished for . . . As the sourcerer takes over the University and sets his sights on the rest of the world, only one wizard manages to escape his influence. Unfortunately for everyone, it's Rincewind. Once again the cowardly wizard must embark on a quest: to deliver a precious artefact - the very embodiment of magic itself - halfway across the Disc to safety. If he doesn't make it, the death of all wizardry is at hand. And the end of the world, depending on who you listen to. 'One of our greatest fantasists, and beyond a doubt the funniest' George R.R. Martin 'May well be considered his masterpiece . . . Humour such as his is an endangered species' The Times Sourcery is the third book in the Wizards series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Download Terry Pratchett Book Night Watch PDF
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Release Date : 2009-12-01
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 480 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1407035320

Download Night Watch by Terry Pratchett in PDF Full Free and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009-12-01 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sixth book of the original and best CITY WATCH series, now reinterpreted in BBC's The Watch 'The best Discworld book in the whole world ever. Until next time.' SFX The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . 'Don't put your trust in revolutions. They always come round again. That's why they're called revolutions. People die, and nothing changes.' For a policeman, there can be few things worse than a serial killer loose in your city. Except, perhaps, a serial killer who targets coppers, and a city on the brink of bloody revolution. For Commander Sam Vimes, it all feels horribly familiar. Caught on the roof of a very magical building during a storm, he's found himself back in his own rough, tough past without even the clothes he was standing up in when the lightning struck. Living in the past is hard, especially when your time travel companion is a serial killer who knows where you live. But he must survive, because he has a job to do: track down the murderer and change the outcome of the rebellion. The problem is: if he wins, he's got no wife, no child, no future...

Download Terry Pratchett Book Guards! Guards! PDF
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Release Date : 2008-12-16
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 432 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1407034693

Download Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett in PDF Full Free and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008-12-16 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First book of the original and best CITY WATCH series, now reinterpreted in BBC's The Watch 'This is one of Pratchett's best books. Hilarious and highly recommended' The Times The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . _________________ 'It was the usual Ankh-Morpork mob in times of crisis; half of them were here to complain, a quarter of them were here to watch the other half, and the remainder were here to rob, importune or sell hotdogs to the rest.' Insurrection is in the air in the city of Ankh-Morpork. The Haves and Have-Nots are about to fall out all over again. Captain Sam Vimes of the city's ramshackle Night Watch is used to this. It's enough to drive a man to drink. Well, to drink more. But this time, something is different - the Have-Nots have found the key to a dormant, lethal weapon that even they don't fully understand, and they're about to unleash a campaign of terror on the city. Time for Captain Vimes to sober up.