[Reading] ➾ Interesting Times: The Play Author Stephen Briggs – Tactical-player.co.uk

Interesting Times: The Play Hilarious, funny and full of action Great great Ahhh Gotta loveDiscworld I had this in audio form, kept going on trips that weren t quite long enough, and having to restart Even so, I liked it so much that once I was finished I went straight back and listened to it all again I love how that s not really a mistake with a Pratchett book I kept laughing at jokes I d missed the first time around. I read this book last year, and just finished listening to the Audiobook Read by Nigel Planer with my children Interesting Times is the fifth book in the Rincewind series, in case you want to read them in order here they are Book The Color of Magic Book The Light Fantastic Book Sourcery Book Eric Book Interesting Times Book The Last Continent To fully appreciate this book, I would suggest reading at least the first two of the series first since those are the ones that explain th I read this book last year, and just finished listening to the Audiobook Read by Nigel Planer with my children Interesting Times is the fifth book in the Rincewind series, in case you want to read them in order here they are Book The Color of Magic Book The Light Fantastic Book Sourcery Book Eric Book Interesting Times Book The Last Continent To fully appreciate this book, I would suggest reading at least the first two of the series first since those are the ones that explain the luggage, develop the chaotic relationship between Rincewind and Twoflower, and introduce Cohen the Barbarian.This particular Pratchett book is a satirizing look at the western view of the Orient specifically China , revolutions, tourism, barbarism, civility, government in general, and the perception of the elderly The humor in this book is fairly constant, and hysterical along the same lines as the previous Rincewind books However as with all of his later books, there is muchof a plot andsubstance than his first several books.Summary of the book Rincewind the failed wizard is finally where he wants to be stranded on a deserted island with plenty of food and nothing that wants to eat him oh and the luggage is there with him just in case Meanwhile Lord Vetinari receives a message from the Counterweight Continent requesting that he send The Great Wizzard So he sends for the Wizards and informs them that they are to find this Great Wizzard and send him to the Empire The Wizards bumble through it all but eventually manage to get Rincewind teleported from his island of perfection into the Empire Meanwhile Cohen the Barbarian has collected five other aging barbarians and they have named themselves The Silver Hoard The Silver Hoard has big plans for the Empire probably the largest theft they have ever done but in order to be sucessful, they have to act Civilized So a teacher they have brought along is helping them to blend in to society with hysterical results Twoflower makes a reappearance and in the end Rincewind manages to accidentally save the day yet again.Now for the review of the audiobook courtesy of audible.com I get these to listen to in the car with my little ones they think that TwoFlower is the greatest and are huge fans of The Luggage I let them listen because for the most part there is very little profanity and sex is only eluded too and in a manner way above their heads now there was on use of the S word and a few Bastards but other than that the tale was clean enough for them to listen to Nigel Planer does a wonderful job of reading the tale however the footnotes are rather distracting and I wish they had been left out to help with the flow.I have about 7 or so Discworld books left that I have not read and this is officially one of my favorites Though the middle slows down when going into Lord Hong The bits with the Silver Hoard had me in hysterics INTERESTING TIMES by Terry Pratchett has got to be one of the most fun I ve had reading since someon gave me the first two books of THE HITCHHIKER S GUIDE TRILOGY in 1980 It is such a welcome wild ride into intelligently written insanity that it was difficult to put it down This is the first Discworld novel I have actually read, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to sit down with a good book and enjoy the fun INTERESTING TIMES is not my introduction to Discworld I found the COLOR INTERESTING TIMES by Terry Pratchett has got to be one of the most fun I ve had reading since someon gave me the first two books of THE HITCHHIKER S GUIDE TRILOGY in 1980 It is such a welcome wild ride into intelligently written insanity that it was difficult to put it down This is the first Discworld novel I have actually read, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to sit down with a good book and enjoy the fun INTERESTING TIMES is not my introduction to Discworld I found the COLOR OF MAGIC two part miniseries on Netflix a couple of weeks ago I have since learned that it condenses the first two Discworld novels into a very entertaining and impressive movie Before that, I avoided the books because of a bad recommendation from a friend way back when Truthfully, it was abad recommendation and a fed upness with the fantasy genre in general All I can say after reading INTERESTING TIMES is that it certainly delivers on its promise and has made me want to read all the other Discworld novels in a way those truly magical authors are wont to do to unsuspecting readers I m not going to go into the plot since the absurd complexity of it is better experienced while reading I will say that it successfully turns the whole fantasy cliche of an ancient prophecy and of a hero foretold on its ear I would think that most people fed up with fantasy in general like me will appreciate what Terry Pratchett does in his chapterless tale and want to experienceof such innovation in a field that is fairly entrenched in standard and predictable fair in its stories Pratchett has a way of skewering nearly everything with a deftness I have not experienced as a reader since first being introduced to Douglas Adams It is intelligent parody, something I don t feel exists often enough in fantasy I think it takes itself far too seriously to be taken seriously.INTERESTING TIMES takes the reader from a tropical island to the middle of fate, chance, opportunity and bewilderment on behalf of its main character, Rincewind a fairly useless wizard who isthan a little bit cowardly Believe me, that s a summation anyone can live with that doesn t ruin the story for anyone wanting to give it a chance Like most well written literature, the summation hardly scratches the surface of what it truly can offer the readerand I will leave the discovery of those treasures to those wanting to read it I rate this novel very highly on my recommendation scale From 1 10, INTERESTING TIMES gets a 12 from me Very satisfying and very, very fun The book really hook me up at the second half The first half was a bit chewy to read but for the second half I would definitely give 4 or 5 stars.I noticed that quite many people dislike Rincewind as character he is indeed quite special but I really love his mindset and his encounters with Death lovely bloke by the way you should meet him. Terry Pratchett s original Discworld protagonist, the sad sack wizard Rincewind goes to the Disc s equivalent of China to meet his old friend the tourist Two Flower. Excellent book very funny read this little mob are brilliant and don t know fear but funny great attitude very descriptive as you would expect from Me Pratchett. Nice reading during the holidays Very funny and imaginative It was my first Pratchett ,will follow. I m not a fan of Rincewind stories to begin with, but this was absolute agony to read The conflation of all the various Asian cultures into one monoculture is I guess supposed to be parody but now just reads as appallingly racist Awful, awful, awful. A New Stage Adaptation Of One Of Pratchett S Best Selling NovelsThe Discworld S Most Inept Wizard Has Been Sent From Unseen University In Ankh Morpork To The Oppressive Agatean Empire To Help Some Well Intentioned Rebels Overthrow The Emperor.He S Assisted By Toy Rabbit Wielding Rebels, An Army Of Terracotta Warriors, A Tax Gatherer And A Group Of Seven Very Elderly Barbar


About the Author: Stephen Briggs

Stephen Briggs is a British writer of subsidiary works and merchandise surrounding Terry Pratchett s comic fantasy Discworld He is also a narrator of many Discworld audiobookswho graduated from Curtin University with a double major in Theatre Arts and Creative Writing before attending WAPPA and studying Broadcasting Midway through his time there he decided he didn t want to be a journo and moved to Sydney to join RMK Voice Productions Stephen has voiced countless campaigns and appeared in numerous professional plays He has written and directed six short films, one of which, Whatever it Takes, satirises the Voice Over business.Please note that there is a separate Stephen Briggs whose area of expertise is psychotherapy.


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