E–pub The Folklore of Discworld


  • Hardcover
  • 372
  • The Folklore of Discworld
  • Terry Pratchett
  • English
  • 06 March 2020
  • 9780385611008

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The Folklore of Discworld summary Ù 0 summary Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett ✓ 0 read Alive and in some cases kicking on the DiscIn The Folklore of Discworld Terry Pratchett teams up with leading British folklorist Jacueline Simpson to take an irreverent yet illuminating look at the living myths and folklore that are reflected celebrated and affectionately libelled in the uniuely imaginative universe of Discwor. Discworld companion for the die hard fans Particularly useful for the non British readers who are not so familiar with the British traditions and might have missed some of the customs referred to in the series Unfortunately Pratchett s involvement in this book is limited to extracts from his books

summary Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Terry PratchettThe Folklore of Discworld

The Folklore of Discworld summary Ù 0 summary Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett ✓ 0 read Terry Pratchett joins up with a leading folklorist to reveal the legends myths and customs of Discworld together with helpful hints from Planet EarthMost of us grew up having always known when to touch wood or cross our fingers and what happens when a princess kisses a frog or a boy pulls a sword from a stone yet sadly some of. I wavered between 3 4 stars on this one but I m nothing if not a bit generous when it deserves itMy main concern was that this was another book cashing in on the huge popularity of Pratchett and it is but it didn t dim my enjoymentI love folklore and myth and this one is full of a bunch of mirroring of both breaking down examples of how Pratchett twists and captures the spirit of so many legends mostly English or within that scope which is also large Is it good Sure if you like a refresher on myth and local sources of custom magical thinking and fairy tales I do And so I thought it was uite good I did learn a few new things too but mostly it was comparative religion and callbacks to the standards Not bad but it still reads like a popular literary analysis textbook Do I recommend it Absolutely if you re a huge fan of Pratchett Gives you a new dimension with which to read the books

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The Folklore of Discworld summary Ù 0 summary Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett ✓ 0 read These things are beginning to be forgotten Legends myths and fairy tales our world is made up of the stories we told ourselves about where we came from and how we got here It is the same on Discworld except that beings which on Earth are creatures of the imagination like vampires trolls witches and possibly gods are real. This book was a little bit of a mixed bag if you re familiar with Pratchett s Discworld novels a lot of this will not be new and the extensive uotations might irritate you after a while they did me If you aren t familiar with Discworld I can t imagine this book making much sense However the comic ways in which Pratchett riffs on Earth folklore mythology and urban legends are explained well and the style is very amusing I guess I was looking for something a little dense especially at this length but the book was still fun


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    E–pub The Folklore of Discworld Terry Pratchett ✓ 0 read review The Folklore of Discworld The magpies in the image are so important because of how this book came to be In order to understand Sir Terry his motivation the deal with the magpies and why I've cried reading even only the first two pages please read an excerpt from the author's introduction to this book Not long after this I did a book signi

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    summary Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Terry Pratchett E–pub The Folklore of Discworld Terry Pratchett ✓ 0 read This could also be titled Folklore AND the DiscworldSir Terry Pratchett teams up with folklorist Jacueline Simpson I want to be known as a folklorist – maybe that can be my new introduction – “please meet the

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    summary Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Terry Pratchett E–pub The Folklore of Discworld Terry Pratchett ✓ 0 read I wavered between 3 4 stars on this one but I'm nothing if not a bit generous when it deserves itMy main concern was that this was another book cashing in on the huge popularity of Pratchett and it is but it didn't dim my enjoymentI love folklore and myth and this one is full of a bunch of mirroring of both breaking down examples of how Pratchett twists and captures the spirit of so many legends mostly English or withi

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    Terry Pratchett ✓ 0 read E–pub The Folklore of Discworld I've read a few of the non fiction books associated with Terry Pratchett's Discworld books but somehow missed this one when it first came out which is a pity because I have an interest in mythology and folkloreThe book itself is lightweight and doesn't really add that much to knowledge of either Earth or Discworld folklore it is just a simple comparison between the two worlds and notes where there are similari

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    review The Folklore of Discworld E–pub The Folklore of Discworld summary Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Terry Pratchett This is really a 35 but I'm rounding up If you have read the Discworld novels and have a good working knowledge

  6. says: Terry Pratchett ✓ 0 read summary Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Terry Pratchett E–pub The Folklore of Discworld

    E–pub The Folklore of Discworld Terry Pratchett ✓ 0 read review The Folklore of Discworld This book was a little bit of a mixed bag if you're familiar with Pratchett's Discworld novels a lot of this will not be new and the extensive uotations might irritate you after a while they did me If you aren't familiar with Discworld I can't imagine this book making much sense However the comic ways in which Pratchett riffs on Earth folklore mythology and urban legends are explained well and the style is very amusing

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    E–pub The Folklore of Discworld I'm a fan of both Terry Pratchett and folklore I definitely learnt some things but also knew uite a lot of it already which perhaps reflects the four star rating rather than the five one might otherwise expect given my stated interests You don't need to have read all the discworld novels to get this book but you do need to be a discworld reader or a large chunk of it will be lost on you This book is a reference list that explains how eart

  8. says: review The Folklore of Discworld E–pub The Folklore of Discworld

    summary Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett ✓ 0 read review The Folklore of Discworld Discworld companion for the die hard fans Particularly useful for the non British readers who are not so familiar with the British traditions

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    E–pub The Folklore of Discworld It would be impossible not to give this five stars It is so much than just a look at the folklore behind Pratchett's Discworld series as with his Science of Discworld books it is also a detailed look at the folklore of our world both

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    summary Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett ✓ 0 read review The Folklore of Discworld I love Sir Terry Pratchett's work and I am very interested in folklore so this book hit all the right buttons Sir Terry and Jacueline

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