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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:26 am    Post subject: Congrats to Mr. P. Reply with quote

Sir Terry Pratchett - a knighthood for writing daft books.... there's hope for our Rob yet! Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seconded; although I've stopped reading his stuff of late, his books did provide me with much enjoyment in my younger years. I've met many people who simply wouldn't read any books if it weren't for Pratchett, who proved to them that books could be fun, and he deserves it for that alone.

And not least because if it hadn't been for TP's endorsement on the cover of TBOUT, I probably would never have read any Rankin.

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Not to take anything away from him, but the cynic in my can't help thinking it's not a coincidence it came after the Alzheimers revelation.

I say this more as a criticism of the Honors selection process & not a criticism of Sir Terrance

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah nice one Sir T. P. x
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and arise sir chris hoy!!

so you can either admit to having Alzheimers or win 3 olympic golds to get knighted??

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deep Black wrote:
Not to take anything away from him, but the cynic in my can't help thinking it's not a coincidence it came after the Alzheimers revelation.

I say this more as a criticism of the Honors selection process & not a criticism of Sir Terrance


Oh absolutely - the honours selection process has some strange little rules, for example a person has to be nominated for an honour whilst they are still doing the thing you're nominating them for. So, even if someone works tirelessly for 50 years caring for orphanned kittens or something, the very day they retire you can no longer nominate them for an honour based on that work - you have to get the nomination in before they retire. Doesn't matter if they retire before actually getting the honour, but the process must have been started before. I suspect there's an element of that in TP's award - there's always the chance that he could be forced to retire at any point, so they get the honour in while they can.

Anyway, like others here I would never have picked up a Rankin book if I hadn't already read lots of TP's early stuff - they were next to each other on the bookshop shelf..... I still think "Pyramids" is one of the best books I've ever read.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timmeh! wrote:

And not least because if it hadn't been for TP's endorsement on the cover of TBOUT, I probably would never have read any Rankin.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I only picked up Robert's book because I thought it was the next Pratchett...

Actually, that's a lie.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deep Black wrote:
Not to take anything away from him, but the cynic in my can't help thinking it's not a coincidence it came after the Alzheimers revelation.

I say this more as a criticism of the Honors selection process & not a criticism of Sir Terrance
there was a petition raised before that became known. And he did praise Robert books in print to the fact they made him laugh, high praise indeed (but some of us knew that already) Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although what he actually said was that Robert can always make him laugh, rather than his books, so it could be taken in more than one way Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timmeh! wrote:
Although what he actually said was that Robert can always make him laugh, rather than his books, so it could be taken in more than one way Wink


Hehe, I now have an image of Robert sneaking up on TP and tickling him in the one spot that only he knows about..... Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked I don't want to visualize that Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked I nearly spilt my tea! lol!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its funny i always thought PP Penrose in fandom of the operator was based on terry pratchett
i mean he did write sci fi books first and the johnny maxwell books
but he will always be known for writing the discworld books

who knows perhaps robert made a zombie of him 20 years ago to ensure a good quote for his books Laughing Laughing Laughing

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