[LMB] OT: Terry Pratchett
rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 01:14:15 BST 2021
I think Silvia hit the nail on the head. Terry Pratchett was angry at the
injustice in the would around him. He used humour against that injustice. I
saw that in "Small Gods".
On Sun, Sep 12, 2021, 12:05 PM Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
> On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 6:39 AM tidsel via Lois-Bujold <
> lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> > I just finished 'The Truth' (about starting a newspaper - a new concept)
> > and my fav remark is "The young man is also an idealist. He has yet to
> > out that what's in the public interest is not what the public is
> > in.' I used to choke a bit on that one, and now - not least in pandemic
> > times - it is close to making me cry rather than laugh I admit.
> The best thing about Discworld is that it so often leaves you laughing...
> but either while reading or after you close the book, there's a kick in the
> brain that says, This book was written by a man who sees how the world
> works, and he is ANGRY. Because the world is NOT FAIR. And it can be
> very, very cruel.
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