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The Wit And Wisdom Of Discworld by [Pratchett, Terry, Briggs, Stephen]
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Favourite quotations from the Discworld canon

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2613 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (6 Nov. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003SE75US
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #188,798 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Hardcover
A book to make all the fans of Terry salivate at the thought of being reminded of their favourite books and quotes for as well all know, Terry fills each of his novels with classic lines that keep us all laughing. However that said it's a compendium of his best lines and if you already own all his books may not be something that you want to pay out for.

Its fun, with some nice touches such as a book mark with that old novel feel to it and is something that will be placed amongst all his other works, but on the whole it could be seen as a bit of a cash in by Terry's fans. However it might be worth considering though if you're trying to find a way to introduce someone to Terry's books and will make an ideal Christmas present for that ultimate fan.
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Format: Hardcover
Leave this book in the smallest room of the house for when you have a minute or two to contemplate the deeper things in life. There is one slight drawback, I lost a house guest for half an hour as they were busy reading and lost track of time!
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Format: Hardcover
The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld (Doubleday, 2007), compiled by Stephen Briggs, includes Briggs' favorite quotations from Terry Pratchett's Discworld books. Of course, it can't include them all. To accomplish that, as Briggs said, "I might as well have tied a set of the novels up with string and added a tag: 'The Complete Wit of Pratchett'."

He re-read every book in the Discworld series; since some gags and funny exchanges need too long a build-up, that eliminated a lot. In some cases he had to edit to convey the context. The quotes are included book by book--in order of publication. (Each book gets its own chapter; some are shorter than others.) And there is an index. I really enjoyed this book since it reminded me of my favorite lines and books. 'Course now I'm re-reading the books because it's true that he couldn't include all the clever and fun word play and scenes. He didn't include the bull run scene in Witches Abroad (my favorite Discworld book), for instance, which is one of my favorite scenes--nor the Greebo scenes.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is what it says it is, a compilation of wit from the discworld books. I disagree with the comment that if you have the books that this is a waste of money. I have them all and regularly re-read them, but I still loved this book. It's not one to sit down with and read through, it's more for dipping into when you need a smile. In fact it may be better if you have read the books, as then you can remember the whole scenario of the quote. Buy the book, leave it nearby, and flick through when passing it, it can brighten any day.
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Format: Hardcover
Just today received. After starting to scan thru and ending up reading for several hours!
I love it. Brings to mind great characters and precious moments of each of the books.
Quotes are presented in chapters based on and named for the novel from which them come.
Paper edge is rough-cut to add to the antique look of the dust jacket.
Over-all, Very Nice!!!!!
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Format: Hardcover
I disagree with Mr P Bolt. I started like Mr Briggs with Mort, then read Night Watch, then went back to Guards! Guards!. It doesn't really matter where you start off at all. But I digress.

I've always loved the idea of a book you can just pick up and laugh at, and this is that book. It's superb, whether you've read them, and especially if you haven't. I've re-read the best lines, and keep looking through it. There's always one bit that you missed :D.
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By Su TOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 Feb. 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
... and that's what this book is meant to be - just something Pratchett be dipped in and out of. When you're looking for a bit of relief from the stresses of life but don't have the time to read a full Pratchett chapter then this is for you.

It's old look cover is a great disguise for a sneaky look at work. Even though most of my favourite lines aren't in it this is still a book that is a lot of fun, and it's nice to see someone elses view of the best bits.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
.........by its cover. Except in this case because not only is this book beautifully packaged but the contents are of the same high standard. It's been such a long time since I last read most of the Discworlds that most of these lovely snippets are unknown to me - and what a delight it is to read them again. I find that reading them isolated from their parent novels actually increases my awareness of their quality - and compels me to go back and read those novels again. Which is, I suppose, what is intended. Splendid.
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