OT: Re: [LMB] TTT review (it's OK to hate Tolkien)
Royce_Day at choicehotels.com
Mon, 16 Dec 2002 16:13:24 -0500
Azalais Malfoy wrote:
> I always have a feeling that Pratchett (and other people who are comedians
> first, storytellers second) builds his world around the jokes, and that
> turns me off.
Well, one of the potential difficulties is that the Disc is a fantasy world
where the people in it are at least sublimably aware that they *are* in a
fantasy world. Witness the moment in "Guards, Guards!" where the Night Watch
is attempting to figure out just how hard a "million to one shot" would be,
because if it's a million to one shot you know it always succeeds...
If you can swallow that, they're actaully enjoyable.
-Royce in MD
"Oh, please. Let me have just a little magic."
-The Winter Warlock