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A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Nonfiction characters ☆ 109 Read A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Nonfiction Ether for the first time the finest examples of Pratchett's non fiction writing both serious and surreal from musings on mushrooms to what it means to be a writer and why banana daiuiris are so important; from memories of Granny Pratchett to speculation about Gandalf's love life and passionate defe. Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley I should note however that I pre ordered the book before I got the digital ARC It came the day before I sat down to write this review Perhaps in recent years Pratchett has come to wider attention because of his activism in the right to die movement I don t know it s hard to judge here in American I did have a shy student who actually came out of his shell when he discovered that I read and enjoyed Pratchett Pratchett s appeal seems to lie in the fact that he is a great humanist feminist realistic and pro compassion even if as Neil Gaiman shows in his introduction you can feel Pratchett s rage when you read his work Even Dr Who nods to him A Slip of the Keyboard contains Pratchett essays and speeches The topics include writing the Discworld fans religion fantasy writing and of course his battle with Alzheimer s At times there is a little too much repetition This is true in particular of the first section of the book This section contains the essays and speeches on fantasy literature and writing Many of the fantasy essays are about what exactly are fantasy and its place in literature Pratchett s right but considering many fantasy readers think the same way I know I do it is a bit general and not very enlightening to read essay after essay that says basically what you and most fantasy readers are thinking It s a bit too much of the rich chocolate cake if you know what I mean There is brilliance here If you haven t read Why Gandalf Never Married you really should The essays about Nation Pratchett s best book it should have won the bloody Booker bastards are particularly powerful The descriptions of book tours and cons are amusing It s also worth reading for phrases like We spray our fantasies on the landscape like a dog sprays urine or what Pratchett said about his female characters when accepting the Horn Book Award Oh they sometimes start out soppy as anything but as soon as they find that it doesn t work they tend to become a reasonably close relative of Miss Piggy Miss Piggy didn t just teach Yoda The most powerful and interesting essays for me were when he was writing about the literature and the writing process Whenever he discusses his former job at a nuclear plant it is rather interesting and funny More importantly it is impossible to read what Pratchett writes or says in interviews for that matter about the right to die and not think about the issue or about health care in general It isn t because of who he is but because of how he writes about it His essay about a drug will have you spitting in disbelief and anger regardless of where you live Considering the debates that swirl around the issue it is important to consider all sides and Pratchett is a far effective speaker than some others most likely because he isn t grandstanding Honestly read I m Slipping Away a Bit at a Time and All I Can Do Is Watch It Happen and Death Knocked and We Let Him In and tell me you weren t affected I double dog dare you And the rage you can feel the rage You can feed off of his rage in some of the essays And that s good because we need that kick in the bum So break out the Banana Daiuiris and enjoy Ta carrière est fi nie passionate defe. Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley I should note however that I Silent Assault pre ordered the book before I got the digital ARC It came the day before I sat down to write this review Perhaps in recent years Pratchett has come to wider attention because of his activism in the right to die movement I don t know it s hard to judge here in American I did have a shy student who actually came out of his shell when he discovered that I read and enjoyed Pratchett Pratchett s appeal seems to lie in the fact that he is a great humanist feminist realistic and Deep Web File #網絡奇談 pro compassion even if as Neil Gaiman shows in his introduction you can feel Pratchett s rage when you read his work Even Dr Who nods to him A Slip of the Keyboard contains Pratchett essays and speeches The topics include writing the Discworld fans religion fantasy writing and of course his battle with Alzheimer s At times there is a little too much repetition This is true in The Business of Design particular of the first section of the book This section contains the essays and speeches on fantasy literature and writing Many of the fantasy essays are about what exactly are fantasy and its Project Calisthenics. Ipertrofia e forza a corpo libero place in literature Pratchett s right but considering many fantasy readers think the same way I know I do it is a bit general and not very enlightening to read essay after essay that says basically what you and most fantasy readers are thinking It s a bit too much of the rich chocolate cake if you know what I mean There is brilliance here If you haven t read Why Gandalf Never Married you really should The essays about Nation Pratchett s best book it should have won the bloody Booker bastards are Same Time Next Year particularly The Everafter powerful The descriptions of book tours and cons are amusing It s also worth reading for My Own Worst Enemy phrases like We spray our fantasies on the landscape like a dog sprays urine or what Pratchett said about his female characters when accepting the Horn Book Award Oh they sometimes start out soppy as anything but as soon as they find that it doesn t work they tend to become a reasonably close relative of Miss Piggy Miss Piggy didn t just teach Yoda The most Shtetl The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews powerful and interesting essays for me were when he was writing about the literature and the writing Siete prioridades de la vida process Whenever he discusses his former job at a nuclear Planets Stars and Orbs The Medieval Cosmos 1200 1687 plant it is rather interesting and funny More importantly it is impossible to read what Pratchett writes or says in interviews for that matter about the right to die and not think about the issue or about health care in general It isn t because of who he is but because of how he writes about it His essay about a drug will have you spitting in disbelief and anger regardless of where you live Considering the debates that swirl around the issue it is important to consider all sides and Pratchett is a far effective speaker than some others most likely because he isn t grandstanding Honestly read I m Slipping Away a Bit at a Time and All I Can Do Is Watch It Happen and Death Knocked and We Let Him In and tell me you weren t affected I double dog dare you And the rage you can feel the rage You can feed off of his rage in some of the essays And that s good because we need that kick in the bum So break out the Banana Daiuiris and enjoy

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A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Nonfiction characters ☆ 109 Read A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Nonfiction Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series but in recent years he has become eually well known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer's research and animal rights A Slip of the Keyboard brings tog. How is it possible to miss somebody so much when you ve never even met them face to faceI can t believe Terry Pratchett has been gone for over a year His death affected me so much that I knew it would be a while before I could read one of this books again The time has finally comeThis collection of non fiction is an absolute delight for fans of this wonderful man You experience his incredible sense of humour You experience his compassion You experience his anger What you get here is a small slice of Terry Pratchett the man speaking to us directly as himself rather than through one of the incredible worlds he createdThis wasn t an easy read for me It was painful to have Terry talk to me from beyond the grave and I cried while reading it a lot I also laughed a lot too because the book is damned funny He covers a lot of topics here from mushroom picking in the small hours of the morning to assisted dying and he writes them all in his own brutally yet hilariously honest styleIt was good to spend some time with you Terry and I promise I ll return to the Discworld one of these days but probably not too soon I know you won t mind waiting


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    Read A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Nonfiction Terry Pratchett Í 9 characters Read Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Terry Pratchett I'm not sure I've ever read one of his books all the way through I've tried uite a few over the years since he's so popular many of his books wound up in my hands He writes humor British humor which leaves me cold I usually think it's too obvious to be funny or just don't get it Sometimes it's the odd words that sound like the same language I speak but they mean something completely different are pronounced in a funny

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    Read A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Nonfiction A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Nonfiction (Download) I love Terry Pratchett's humor even in talking about his Alzheimer's and assisted death Oh and this book prompted me to write my first ever fan letter Here it isDear Sir Terry PratchettI am not a Kevin I don’t want you to write my loved one into one of your books I’m not a writer but a reader so I live on the other side of the Holy Grail I already know where great ideas come from They come from books great

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    A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Nonfiction (Download) Read Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett Í 9 characters Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley I should note however that I pre ordered the book before I got the digital ARC It came the day before I sat down t

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    A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Nonfiction (Download) Read A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Nonfiction The late great Sir Terry Pratchett deity of Discworld has made me laugh an awful lot over the past few years OK decades with his richly imaginative fantasy series In a departure from his normal output this is a collection of articles speeches and letters that he has written since the late 1980’s But over recent years he

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    A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Nonfiction (Download) Read A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Nonfiction While Terry's short fiction doesn't do much for me I think he needs longer forms to really shine this non fiction collection regaled me with laughs and thoughts worthy of further thinking Here're some of them Neil Gaiman really nails it in the introBut beneath any jollity there is a foundation of fury Terry Prat

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    A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Nonfiction (Download) Read Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Terry Pratchett Read A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Nonfiction This collection of essays covers Terry Pratchett's entire career from before he even started writing the Discworld novels up through now when he's possibly even famous as an advocate for Death with Dignity I personally enjoy

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    A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Nonfiction (Download) A collection of articles speeches columns etc from the late very great Sir Terry PratchettThe collection provoked thoughts laughter and tears in eual measureA great man; a great writer gone far too soon

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    Read A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Nonfiction A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Nonfiction (Download) Terry Pratchett Í 9 characters An absolute must for all Terry Pratchett fans and an interesting read for just about anyoneThis is a collection of it seems pretty much everything that Pratchett's published that isn't fiction It's divided thematically into three sections The first focuses on thoughts on writing and the writing process The sec

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  • Hardcover
  • 315
  • A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Nonfiction
  • Terry Pratchett
  • English
  • 14 November 2020
  • 9780857521224