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I was re-reading Thief of Time, and there is a line in there about “just dump the extra time in the ocean.” It was always wet and watery:
Oh, maybe fishermen would start to dredge up strange whiskery fish that they’d only ever seen before as fossils, but who cared what happened to a bunch of codfi

read on…

Date: 2018-07-08 11:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kelkyag
:)

(I really must get over the rest of my initial issues and read more Pratchett.)

Date: 2018-07-09 12:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kelkyag
I started "at the beginning" with "The Colour of Magic", and by the end of it* was SO SICK OF RINCEWIND that wanted nothing else to do with Discworld, no matter how anyone else enthused about it (and despite enjoying occasional little snippets here and there if nobody pushed them at me).

Much later I read and enjoyed Good Omens (having gotten there as an enthusiastic Gaiman reader), and [personal profile] sauergeek successfully tempted me into reading the Tiffany Aching sub-series, which I chewed my way through rapidly and enjoyed, but I continue not to get around to starting anything else.

* That was not the only book of short stories where I enjoyed at least some of the stories individually, but found a whole book of them at a go irritating and repetitive. There's a book of Charles de Lint short stories I had a similar reaction to (though there about theme rather than character), and some others I remember less well. Always single-author collections, IIRC.
Edited (editing failure) Date: 2018-07-09 12:20 am (UTC)

Date: 2018-07-09 07:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kelkyag
Which part?

Bad first impressions can be very sticky, and it's not as if there's a shortage of other things to read, or even that I'm tearing through books at much of a clip. Might well enjoy, haven't gotten there, may someday or may not.

Date: 2018-07-15 02:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sauergeek
I think I know where the coelacanth came from.

I want to see some of those paradoxes. Or, maybe I don't: I'm not immune to time.

That sounds like a fine taking-off place to tell Discworld stories.

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