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October 28th, 2011

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09:58 pm - Hardcover books are not the most convenient things to fit in handbags
So, yesterday my copy of Snuff by Terry Pratchett finally arrived. (The pay-off for the later arrival being that Book Depository had it for $10 cheaper than anywhere else).

I'm currently reading it - or, I should say, I'm currently re-reading it, since I rushed through the whole thing in one go yesterday, and now I'm settling down for a bit slower read as a tram/free-time novel.

Anyone on my flist read it, or in the process of reading? There's been something of a dearth of conversation about it in the usual places that I look, and I think I feel like some bookchat.

ETA: Spoilers in the comments.
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Date:October 28th, 2011 12:13 pm (UTC)
From what I've heard, Pratchett has (reasonably) recently gone from typing his novels to having to dictate them with a speech to text program. Which may explain some of the writing style issues. Instead of being able to line-edit his own work, Pratchett has to leave that up to others.
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Date:October 28th, 2011 12:22 pm (UTC)
Ah yeah, that would probably explain it. It did read as very spoken at times, with run-on sentences mote than crafted sentences, if that makes sense. Speaking and writing engages slightly different parts of the brain as well, so there can be differences in tone.

I'm still sad about him having Altzheimer's. :(
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Date:October 28th, 2011 01:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I got that vibe. All the Pratchetty ideas where there, they just hadn't gone through quite as much refinement, I suppose, as they used to.

I know. ;_;

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