Friday, 7 March 2014

Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett

"At least, that's what the wizards say, which is why they charge such swingeingly huge fees for getting involved with the bloody stuff."

Of all the weeks to read this tenth instalment of the Discworld, Oscar week seemed ridiculously appropriate.I mean who would have thought Ellen would "break the internet"? Prepare yourself for a journey to the strange and transformative realm of Holy Wood. 

Former student wizard, Victor Tugelbend finds himself a job acting  with Theda Withel in strange moving pictures that seem to disappear in a haze and leave their protagonists a little confused as to what happened. Did I  also mention there's a talking dog? He gives Lassie tribute "Laddie" a run for his money.

How can I not love a book that references (amongst countless other gems of the silver screen), Gone with the wind - "Tomorrow is another day" , Casablanca - "Play it again, Sham",  and Star Trek, "This is space. It's sometimes called the final frontier." ? After all they are some of my all time favourite moving pictures.

5 out of 5 best picture winners get bigger box offices.

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