Friday, April 11, 2008

Re: Men at Arms [by Pratchett *ahem* not Evelyn Waugh, Turk!]

I'm just going to put this out there: I'm going to be quite frustrated if this book concludes without Angua doing something beyond filthy to Carrot Ironfoundersson. He needs a proper seeing-to.

Here's a song dedicated to men lucky enough to be interfered with by werewolf women:

My Moon My Man by Feist (who I'm seeing in Dallas next week. YAYS!)
That is all.


Thud said...

Considering I'm a huge discworld fan it wasn't untill you pointed it out that I realised the significance of my blog name...stupid me!...keep reading.

phlegmfatale said...

Hmmm, Thud. You're very smart, and yet... Perhaps you should have called yourself "Carrot."

Everything's a matter of context, though, innit?

Turk Turon said...

Is that "Men At Arms" by Evelyn Waugh?

The funniest book I EVER read was "Scoop". Pack journalism, egotism, careerism, etc. It's all there.

phlegmfatale said...

You're a real smarty-pants, aren't you, turk? I LIKE that!

Pratchett is in my mind the best satirist of the 20th century. Absolutely brilliant the way he makes us laugh at the collective insanity which makes us put up with the horseshit our species is steeped in.

Turk Turon said...

I have read Pratchett' "The Colour of Magic" and I enjoyed it. It seemed like "Monty Python presents The Tolkein Trilogy". The guys at Harvard Lampoon published a screamingly funny send-up of Tolkein back in the early 70's; I think I may still have it somewhere. I think this was during the time that Henry Beard, Doug Kenney and P.J. O'Rourke were all there. But memory fades...
Maybe I should re-read Waugh's MAA and then read Pratchett's.

phlegmfatale said...

turk - he's absolutely brilliant. Delectably so.

I've read a Tolkien sendup I think you are referring to from the Lampoon lot called "Bored of the Rings." It wasn't very funny to me the first time I read it, but then I read the LOTR books and re-read BOTR, and it was much better. You should definitely take time to read Pratchett. I liked The Colour of Magic, but the Rincewind novels are my least favorite - I think he hadn't quite hit his stride with the novels, at that point.

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