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21 September 2010 @ 09:13 pm
Reason #342 why Terry Pratchett is awesome.  
I <3 the Discworld novels.

I <3 <3 <3 Good Omens.

And now, inspired by his knighting, he made his own sword, including meteorite iron! 

Current Mood: pleasedpleased
missdoommissdoom on September 22nd, 2010 02:23 am (UTC)
I thought that was pretty cool. Too bad he cannot carry it around.
whymcwhymc on September 22nd, 2010 05:00 am (UTC)
Have you ever gotten around to reading Nation? It is *fabulous*, despite nominally being young adult fiction.
eithni: sofonisbaeithni on September 22nd, 2010 05:55 am (UTC)
No, I have not. Maybe I should pick it up. Some light escapist literature would be good these days. Thanks for the recommendation.
whymcwhymc on September 22nd, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
It is not so much on the escapist literature side... but it is a lovely and powerful book, or at least I found it to be so.
eithni: sofonisbaeithni on September 24th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
Perhaps still worth a look, then.
Seancudubh on September 22nd, 2010 11:43 am (UTC)
I saw that too, and though "Way too damn cool!" I was impressed how he even made his own smelting forge from straw and sheep dung.
mightyjessemightyjesse on September 24th, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
Do you read Neil Gaiman? (The other mind responsible for Good Omens.) In which case more escapist literature I have enjoyed would include Neverwhere.
eithni: greeneithni on September 24th, 2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
Yup. I have a lot of his "kid's lit" but a few adult novels too...
mightyjessemightyjesse on September 24th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC)
Well then, if you're inclined to put in a movie to aid in entertainment during house-keeping ventures, you can borrow my 6 hour BBC rendition of Neverwhere on DVD. :D
eithni: lightningeithni on September 24th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
Mebbe. It's the basement that most needs help. Oi.