Lu-Tze's Yearbook of Enlightenment Hardcover – 30 Aug 2007
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The annual treat for all Pratchett fans: the fully-functioning Discworld Diary, written by the master himself.
About the Author
Terry Pratchett lives in Wiltshire. He won the Carnegie Award for the Discworld novel MAURICE AND HIS AMAZING EDUCATED RODENTS. He was made an OBE in 1998. Stephen Briggs lives in Oxford. As well as compiling THE NEW DISCWORLD COMPANION, he has also co-authored the Discworld DIARIES and other spinoffery, and has dramatised most of the Discworld novels. Paul Kidby lives in Hampshire. He illustrated the bestselling THE LAST HERO, THE PRATCHETT PORTFOLIO and THE ART OF DISCWORLD and has provided cover paintings, calendar pix and internal illustrations for many Discworld books.
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There is Lu-Tze's biography, the oi dong, The Way of Mrs Cosmopilite, Lobsang Dibbler, and much more. I've already read it twice and look forward to another viewing soon. All that and a useful diary too.
Having said that it has so many little sayings from the 'Way of Mrs Cosmopolite' - and notes on various other practitioners, proselytisers and purveyors of (alleged) paths to enlightenment, including one T. Lobsang Dibbler - that I promise you will want to keep it to browse through in the future!
I have come to the discworld fairly late on, enjoyed the history monks stories and thought I was getting another novel. There are a few pages of orignal fiction in the diary and the odd mildly humorous saying of Mrs Cosmopolite scattered throughout the book. But it remains, in essence, a diary.
If you are looking for a diary for 2008, you like Pratchett and don't mind flaunting this fact in public then you're onto a winner here. I wasn't looking for a diary, got hooked on reading the Lu-Tse snippets and so obviously couldn't return it then. C'est la vie.
Although this isn't the best of the Discworld diaries, the `Yearbook of Enlightenment' is still a funny and interesting read. While the book includes a brief biography of Lu-Tze, the History Monks and the Monastery of Oi Dong. The majority of the book is taken up with the Way of Mrs Cosmopilite as introduced in the novel `Thief of Time' and this section is great, especially the section on meditation which had me laughing out loud. The book also includes a brief section on the various monks of the Disc from the Monks of Cool to the Way Listening Monks.
Although anyone new too Discworld probably wouldn't get too much out of this book, I would say it is a must have for any veteran Pratchett fan.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved it. But then if pTerry bought out a tea towel with Lu-Tze's saying on it I'd buy it. You should buy this bookPublished on 4 July 2013 by F. Valentine