December Books 9) Pyramids

9) Pyramids, by Terry Pratchett

A bit surprised at myself for not having read this before. I remember Terry Pratchett coming to Cambridge to speak at a CUSFS meeting in, I suppose, 1988, and reading bits of this to us – the bit in the dormitory where young Arthur is trying to say his prayers, and I think also the scene parodying Plato’s Symposium. I must have started reading it at one point, because I remember the line about the eight heraldic hippos, who, if danger ever threatens Ankh-Morpork, will run away. But there was lots more I didn’t remember, so I must have been reading it for the first time (including the quote in the icon for this post). As always, very good fun, with lots of material packed in tightly with wit. Not as deep as his later books, which is hardly surprising.

Top UnSuggestion for Pyramids: Systematic theology: an introduction to biblical doctrine by Wayne Grudem

The Colour of Magic | The Light Fantastic | Equal Rites | Mort | Sourcery | Wyrd Sisters | Pyramids | Guards! Guards! | Eric | Moving Pictures | Reaper Man | Witches Abroad | Small Gods | Lords and Ladies | Men at Arms | Soul Music | Interesting Times | Maskerade | Feet of Clay | Hogfather | Jingo | The Last Continent | Carpe Jugulum | The Fifth Elephant | The Truth | Thief of Time | The Last Hero | The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents | Night Watch | The Wee Free Men | Monstrous Regiment | A Hat Full of Sky | Going Postal | Thud! | Wintersmith | Making Money | Unseen Academicals | I Shall Wear Midnight | Snuff | Raising Steam | The Shepherd’s Crown

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  1. I have to point out that the people commenting are (I think) referring to how we do things in England. Other countries may vary (and of course may be better!)

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