Interesting Times

Interesting Times

Discworld Series, Book 17

eBook - 2009
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"May you live in interesting times" is the worst thing one can wish on a citizen of Discworld -- especially on the distinctly unmagical sorcerer Rincewind, who has had far too much perilous excitement in his life. But when a request for a "Great Wizzard" arrives in Ankh-Morpork via carrier albatross from the faraway Counterweight Continent, it's he who's sent as emissary. Chaos threatens to follow the impending demise of the Agatean Empire's current ruler. And, for some incomprehensible reason, someone believes Rincewind will have a mythic role in the war and wholesale bloodletting that will surely ensue. (Carnage is pretty much a given, since Cohen the Barbarian and his extremely elderly Silver Horde are busily formulating their own plan for looting, pillaging, and, er, looking wistfully at girls.) However, Rincewind firmly believes there are too many heroes already in the world, yet only one Rincewind. And he owes it to the world to keep that one alive for as long as possible.
Publisher: [S.l.] : HarperCollins, 2009
ISBN: 9780061807411
0061807419
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library

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PimaLib_ChristineR Apr 12, 2017

As a Douglas Adams lover, I have often been told to read Terry Pratchett. I've made a couple of false starts with other of his novels and nothing grabbed me. Finally, finally, I have found a Pratchett novel that lives up to the hype. Cynical, hysterical and with word play at every turn, I've become a Rincewind convert.

Here's a short excerpt as Rincewind discusses an uprising with the Red Army.
"'I had this sudden feeling' he went on, 'that there won't be all that many water buffalo string holders on the People's Committee. In fact... I get this kind of... voice telling me that a lot of the People's Committee, correct me if I'm wrong, are standing in front of me right now?'
'Initially, of course,' said Butterfly. 'The peasants can't even read and write.'
'I expect they don't even know how to farm properly,' said Rincewind, gloomily. 'Not after doing it for only three or four thousand years.'
'We certainly believe that there are many improvements that could be made, yes,' said Butterfly. 'If we act collectively.'
'I bet they'll be really glad when you show them,' said Rincewind."

And this doesn't even get into the word play. A fast and fun tale that will have you giggling long into the night.

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CraigRuane
Jul 29, 2015

Another ripping yarn by Terry Pratchett. his clever use of language, and his cynical parallels with modern politics and the ways of the world never fails to delight

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dani2285
Aug 21, 2012

Really funny, and very easy to read. This is my favorite book with rincewind that I've read so far.

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shardknight
Mar 10, 2011

I absolutely loved this book! Rincewind FTW!

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Spillie
Sep 22, 2010

Rincewind continues to be an "interesting" hero :)

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