Cameras roll - which means the imps inside have to paint really fast - on the fantastic Discworld when the alchemists discover the magic of the silver screen. But what is the dark secret of Holy Wood hill? As the alien cliches of Tinsel Town pour into the world, it's up to the Disc's first film stars to find out...
Not much else to say. If you enjoy the discworld series you will definitely want to check this one out.
It isn't easy, being a teenage pharaoh. You're not allowed to carry money, uninhibited young women peel your grapes for you, everyone thinks you're responsible for making the sun rise and the corn grow, you keep dreaming about seven thin cows and seven fat cows (one of them playing the trombone), and on top of everything else, the Great Pyramid has just exploded because of paracosmic instability.
Pyramids is my 3rd in the discworld series. This wasn't my favorite but it was still a great book. All of the subtle mentions of other people and places you hear about in the book does an excellent job of building world building. You wouldn't want to miss this one. Nigel planer makes it worth it alone. The voices he picks for each character are perfect. His narration really brings the books to life.
Brutha is the Chosen One. His god has spoken to him, admittedly while currently in the shape of a tortoise. Brutha is a simple lad. He can't read. He can't write. He's pretty good at growing melons. And his wants are few. He wants to overthrow a huge and corrupt church. He wants to prevent a horribly holy war.
This was my first book of the discworld series and I'm excited there's so many more. I checked this out after good omens and this is easily one of my favorites now. The satirical take on gods and humans coupled with the authors humor made for some hilarious interactions.
The narration was really well done. He made every character stand out and I especially enjoyed his voice for ohm. You definitely get a different experience listening to the narrators tone and take on the characters voices than when you read it. Worth a listen even if you've already read it.
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The book isnt bad, its just not what I wanted or expected.
I came in knowing nothing about the book and was left a little disappointed. The start of the book is great but after awhile it was starting to bore me with the interviews, I was expecting a story at some point but it never delivered. Its an interesting book but it wasnt what I was hoping it would be.
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