I still need to finish all those Discworld books I got a while back.
>Netflix's Watership Down
First I'm hearing of this, sounds neat though.
I have Moving Pictures but it is not a good copy as I got it from a library sale 9 years ago
I've actually never read it.
Who has not read starship troopers?
Like half of the people who watched the movie.
CS Lewis was a devout Christian though and it heavily influenced his writing.
Yes. And Pullman was antiCatholic. I don't see your point.
I've got it in my Amazon book thing…
It seems like the maker of this comic doesn't understand the authors and want to just be an atheist dickhead
Only 2,300 pages left>>378569
You know what, I havnt read any of the City Watch books
I should correct that sometime next year
They're pretty great. They seem a lot more grounded in reality than the other books, or rather I should say the comedy is. The whole cop theme makes it a lot more amusing social commentary. Such as:http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/72745-the-reason-that-the-rich-were-so-rich-vimes-reasoned
'Men At Arms' is a pretty great murder mystery with a lot of interesting twists. Been a while since I read 'Guards! Guards!' but that one too is terribly amusing. One of the notable characters is a dragon breeder who breeds the most pathetic of all dragons: Swamp Dragons. Who when frightened, angry, horny, excited, hungry, happy, or curious or any thing at all, really; will try to huff fire which will instantly detonate them.
City Watch books are great. They're like the witches with slightly less unrelenting logic and a lot more jokes. And naughty jokes! Eeee!
To its credit 'Men At Arms' is set upon the age-old bugbear of racism and still makes it seem funny and uncontroversial.
And just because it amuses me to show some snippets from 'Men At Arms':
“Have - have you got an appointment?' he said.
'I don't know,' said Carrot. 'Have we got an appointment?'
'I've got an iron ball with spikes on,' Nobby volunteered.
'That's a morningstar, Nobby.'
'Yes,' said Carrot. 'An appointment is an engagement to see someone, while a morningstar is a large lump of metal used for viciously crushing skulls. It is important not to confuse the two, isn't it, Mr-?' He raised his eyebrows.
'Boffo, sir. But-'
'So if you could perhaps run along and tell Dr Whiteface we're here with an iron ball with spi- What am I saying? I mean, without an appointment to see him? Please? Thank you.”
Captain "Mayonnaise" Quirke was the Captain of the Day Watch, before the two Watches were combined to form the City Watch. He was called 'Mayonnaise' because he is thick, rich and oily, and smells faintly of eggs - he doesn't have the imagination to be a bad man, but instead deals in the type of generalised unpleasantness that slightly tarnishes the soul of all who come into contact with it: rather like British Rail.
Even in a world where speciesism is more likely than racism, he is described as the sort of man who will always pronounce the word "negro" with an extra "g."
“He's bound to have done something,” Nobby repeated.
In this he was echoing the Patrician's view of crime and punishment. If there was crime, there should be punishment. If the specific criminal should be involved in the punishment process then this was a happy accident, but if not then any criminal would do, and since everyone was undoubtedly guilty of something, the net result was that, in general terms, justice was done.”
The artist fails to realize the significance of christanity in western culture and the reasons why parents would prefer Lewis. Lewis was also a highly intelligent theologian and frequently wrote and spoke on morality and the existence of God. But I guess being positive about ones own culture is an agenda now and is bad
Maybe the author is tired of over protective parents shunning a wonderful book trilogy written by an equally intelligent author. But hell what do I know its not like I haven't read the damn trilogy like 5 times.
Maybe I'm also tired of half wit web comic artists thinking they're clever by disparaging Christianity.
But I doubt its even disparaging Christianity. A lot of Pullman fans still like CS Lewis. Its just making a joke about the series staples at a busstop running into the kind of parent who bans certain books from their kids. The comic is disparaging book banning if anything.
Most web comic artists are stupid kids.
It's socially acceptable to mock Christianity because they grew up with it. It's not socially acceptable to mock other religions because of stupid liberal dogmas.
It's ass dicking at it's finest. Like this >>378606
*Idiots will be the downfall of humanity
Get it right, nerd.
Because the attention will make them lose money somehow.
Like how Chic-fil-a made money when people boycotted them.
He's blaming the comedians who supply an incorrect opinion as fact for a joke. He's accusing them for the people who believe this incorrect opinion as true as actually believing it to be anything more than entertainment.
I've met a few doggos that look like his dogs.
One of them loves to hump, but loves attention more
Grey fluffos are a pretty cool doggo, but they always look really sad.
Also derailed your thread with book discussion. Who's the criminal now?
Most prisons have libraries.
You just gotta be a good boy to get the privilege.
>>378650>Good boy to get access to libraries
You must be American for that to even be an exaggeration. Civilised countries give prisoners access to literature as default. Even in isolation.
The joke is Falcon loves books and animals and has anxiety disorder so I'd put her in a place where it'd suck.
Who would want to read starship troopers together? Perhaps the first chapter and we talk about it the next day?
Unless a group decision for a list of books would be preferable
"I just call it banged grains."
-Peavie the Popcorn maker
I have an issue though, they introduce the new archchancellor of the university and there's a joke:
"He orders beer for his breakfast.
He tells jokes
And then not 10 pages later the very same character scowls at his paper pusher for making a joke saying he doesn't like those things.
GET IT RIGHT, PRATCHETT!
UNKNIGHT THE CORPSE HE WASN'T WORTH IT!
This was a post-mortem print. I was miserable reading the introduction.
No, it was 'The Bursar' who thought it with disdain as a narrator. Pratchett doesn't ever do anything but "perspectives" with that… Uh… Perspective. The Archchancellor then later accuses the Bursar for making a joke and the Bursar playfully avoids it.
Unless I have misread it all three times I read it and it is the Bursar who drinks beer and makes jokes, which I doubt. But I'll check and mention it if it is.
>>381067>A thoughtful, caring, cheesy, sentiment
HA HA WHERE'D YOU GET THAT KINDLE FROM, NERD
? IS IT FROM YOUR BOOOOOOY FRIIIIIEND?
Literally the gayest thing I've ever read in my life
If by "older model with the weird screen" you mean e-ink display, which is used for every single Kindle model except the Kindle Fire Tablet, then… just get anything except that.
I also read to avoid screens, and Kindle dominates
this concept. Kindle screens are a material that mimics paper in every meaningful way; no glare, no backlight, just an off-white smooth surface. And yet they also manage to let you read in the dark using hidden, paper-thin side-lights - again, not backlights, so there's no eye strain. Technology is bloody insane these days.
Everyone always gets a fire so I just assumed that was the standard model these days. That's good to here.
fire is just a low end android tablet with the kindle brand slapped on it, to my understanding. an actual kindle is basically a very advanced etch a sketch rather than a small LCD monitor
I like reading mangoes on my Kindle. One Paunch Man packs quite the whollop.
Also that's a completely meaningless and misleading description of what an e-ink display is, lol.
If it was poorly written it would just say "AND THEN EVERYONE WHO DOESN'T LIKE ME GOES OT HELL AND IT'S COLD AND THEIR PEEPEE FREEZES OFF!"
isn't any writing fanfiction if you stretch that definition enough?
Anybody know some good books with a Lemony Narrator?http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LemonyNarrator
TL;DR a narrator who is a unique personality and takes frequent opportunities to do silly things with the narrative, such as explain his side of it, focus on details he personally finds interesting when we clearly want to see something else, tell us directly to skip a part, not read the book at all, references the previous books in the series as actual books via title, etc.
The best authors for this I already enjoy reading are Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Douglas Adams, and of course, Lemony Snicket. I'll soon have finished All The Wrong Questions, so I'm looking for something to fill that void.
If you dont mind going into the YA spectrum I'd suggest the Bartimaeus Trilogy.
Technically one of the main characters is the narrator but he usually narrates from an outside and very biased perspective.
oh hey i remember those, they were p dope