The Last Continent
7 journalers for this copy...
It's the Discworld's Last Continent and it's going to die in a few days, except...
Who is this hero striding across the red desert? Sheep shearer, beer drinker, bush ranger, and someone who'll even eat a Meat Pie Floater when he's sober.
A man in a hat whose luggage follows him on little legs. Yes, it's Rincewind, the inept wizard who can't even spell wizard. He's the only hero left.
Still... no worries, eh?
And the preface reads:
Discworld is a world and a mirror of worlds. This is not a book about Australia. No, it's about somewhere entirely different which just happens to be, here and there, a bit ... australian.
Still... no worries, right?
Who would have known why Australians (and people from the Last Continent, EcksEcksEcksEcks) wear corks dangling from the rims of their hats?
Who would have guessed what led to the creation of the platypus?
Is it only me who might eat almost anything coming home from a party?
No: "Then another insight struck him at the speed of beer. Beer! It was only water, really, with stuff in it. Wasn't it? And most of what was in it was yeast, which was practically a medicine and definitely a food. In fact, when you thought about it, beer was only a kind of runny bread, in fact I'd be better to use some of the beer in the soup! [...] Yeasty vegetable soup, what a wonderful idea. Exactly the sort of idea that sounds really good around one o'clock in the morning when you've had too much to drink. [...] The thing about late-night cookery was that it made sense at the time. It always has some logic behind it. It just wasn't the kind of logic you'd use around midday."
These are the simple rules for this ring:
1. Journal book on arrival. (BCers in bold print have journalled the book already)
2. PM the next person in line for their address.
3. Read the book and enjoy it - please don't postpone reading too long; there are others waiting.
4. Leave some permanent mark on the book, showing where it has been.
5. Journal again, leaving your opinion and rating.
6. Send it on to the next person in line (surface mail/Büchersendung is OK).
Shipping order (BCers in bold print have journalled the book already):
1. Sudizoso [Budenheim, Rheinland-Pfalz]
2. marielsd [Bockenheim, Rheinland-Pfalz]
3. Lessien [Eichstätt, Bayern]
4. elhamisabel [Niedernhausen, Hessen]
5. dorle [Berlin]
6. Zoe1971 [Köln, NRW]
... and back home: Herrundmeyer
Bookring kick-off: Postal release to Sudizoso. Enjoy and send on!
And all these lines about midnightcooking, and ideas sounding great at 3 a.m. after a few sixpacks of beer....
I´d swear that beer-soup tastes very good (at the second day of Wacken Open air)
Now this book is on his way to Bockenheim
As there are already two other bookrings on my "mount TBR" it might take me some time to read, but I'll do my very best!
Yep, once again a fine read!
My list of Discworld-novels to be read keeps shrinking...
As soon as I've figured out a decent "permanent mark", the book will travel on to elhamisabel.
Thanks to Herrundmeyer for starting this bookring!
Marked - sealed - shipped!
I made some permanent marks and know it's on its way to dorle. Have fun!
I liked it very, very much, but I as so sad that at the beginning the "Luggage" had so little to do, and my favourit character Death had so little to do, too.
That where the only points I have to critisise.
Firstly I found the book really confusing. The two different Islands, the different times in which the two storys begin, hat was hard to combine. Around the last 150pages, I at least got the importat clue and the stories fit perferctly togeather. That was reallyy exiting because everytime I read a Terry Pratchett book, I wonder how the author will manage it to finish he book without a completly ununderstandable Ending.
Another intresiting point of the book was that before I started reading we spoke in about Australia in shool and so I found myself able to understand all the small hints and combarable items from 4Ecks and Australia.
So I can only say: Really great book and lots of fun to all these readers who didn't read the story untill now!
Macht sich morgen (24.4.2004) auf den Weg zu Zoe1971
Viel Spaß beim Lesen und Grüße aus Berlin
"It went on raining.
Then it rained some more.
After that, it rained." (page 403)
Tomorrow it'll be traveling home to Herrundmeyer, getting to know his new apartment!
Maybe I'll send it out again on a tour later.