The Last Continent

by Terry Pratchett | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0552146145 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Herrundmeyer of Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg Germany on 1/4/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by Herrundmeyer from Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Sunday, January 04, 2004
Terry Pratchett's 22nd Discworld Novel.

Cover text:
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?

Journal Entry 2 by Herrundmeyer from Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, January 05, 2004
Who would have thought that it was possible that something has been there for thousands of years but just appeared a mere quarter of an hour ago?

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."

Journal Entry 3 by Herrundmeyer from Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Tuesday, January 06, 2004
This book is going on a bookring tour of Germany.

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

Journal Entry 4 by Herrundmeyer at on Wednesday, January 07, 2004
Release planned for Thursday, January 08, 2004 at Mailed to a fellow Bookcrosser in n/a, n/a Controlled Releases.

Bookring kick-off: Postal release to Sudizoso. Enjoy and send on!

Journal Entry 5 by Sudizoso from Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Sunday, January 11, 2004
The book arrived this morning together with the breakfast-rolls. Can there be a better start in a day?

Journal Entry 6 by Sudizoso from Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Wednesday, January 28, 2004
A great book, same as most Terry Pratchett novels are. There are some passages quite similar to passages in Johnny and the bomb (an other Pratchett-Novel about time-traveling).
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

Journal Entry 7 by Marielsd from Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Thursday, February 12, 2004
Sorry, it was too difficult for me. It´s not a Harry Potter! Next one, please ;-)

Journal Entry 8 by Lessien from München, Bayern Germany on Tuesday, February 17, 2004
The book arrived today! ( What about the "permanent marks" so far??? )
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!

Journal Entry 9 by Lessien at on Thursday, March 11, 2004
Released on Thursday, March 11, 2004 at Mailed to a fellow Bookcrosser in n/a, n/a Controlled Releases.

Marked - sealed - shipped!

Journal Entry 10 by elhamisabel from Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Saturday, March 13, 2004
The book arrived yesterday. Unfortunately I've got a heavy cold at the moment, so can't start reading right away. Will start in a few days, I promise.

Journal Entry 11 by elhamisabel from Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, March 23, 2004
This was my 3rd T.P. book and I liked it very much. Sometimes it was a little boring but I guess that's due to the fact that I'd already kept it two weeks and was eager to ship it to the next person in line (dorle - btw: hope you'll get better soon!).
I made some permanent marks and know it's on its way to dorle. Have fun!

Journal Entry 12 by dorle from Berlin (irgendwo/somewhere), Berlin Germany on Tuesday, March 30, 2004
The Book is with my at the moment and I think I'll have it finished on monday. Only about 100 pages to read.
more after I finished it.
dorle

Journal Entry 13 by dorle from Berlin (irgendwo/somewhere), Berlin Germany on Thursday, April 22, 2004
Marvelous book!
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!
dorle

Journal Entry 14 by dorle at on Friday, April 23, 2004
Release planned for Saturday, April 24, 2004 at Mailed to a fellow Bookcrosser in n/a, n/a Controlled Releases.

Macht sich morgen (24.4.2004) auf den Weg zu Zoe1971
Viel Spaß beim Lesen und Grüße aus Berlin
dorle

Journal Entry 15 by Zoe1971 from Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, May 03, 2004
The book arrived in my mailbox in Cologne when I was in Thüringen for a training. Since my Mount TBR is awesome, it'll take me a few weeks, perhaps even months before I will be able to finish the book... - But I'm looking forward to reading it very much: My neighbors will get curious about all the laughter coming from my apartment and they'll ask me silly questions about drugs... ;-O

Journal Entry 16 by Zoe1971 from Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Sunday, July 25, 2004
This was a relaxing read! It's not the best Discworld novel I've ever read, but it's fine and entertaining... And I think it's the book that matches this summer's weather best:
"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!

Journal Entry 17 by Herrundmeyer from Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Saturday, July 31, 2004
This book finally arrived at its (and my) new home.
Maybe I'll send it out again on a tour later.

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