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Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion...So Far
     

Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion...So Far

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by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Briggs
 

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For every Pratchett fan, the must-have, fully updated guidebook to Discworld!

The Discworld, as everyone knows, is a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants that, in turn, stand on the shell of the giant star turtle, the Great A'Tuin, as it slowly swims through space.

It is also a global publishing phenomenon, with sales of about 85 million books

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For every Pratchett fan, the must-have, fully updated guidebook to Discworld!

The Discworld, as everyone knows, is a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants that, in turn, stand on the shell of the giant star turtle, the Great A'Tuin, as it slowly swims through space.

It is also a global publishing phenomenon, with sales of about 85 million books worldwide. The publication of Snuff brought the Discworld canon to thirty-nine books—not including the various guides, maps, diaries, and other side projects. That's a lot of Discworld to keep track of—more than most people can manage with just one head—but fear not: help is at hand!

If you're looking for the ultimate authority on probably the most heavily populated—certainly the most hilarious—setting in fantasy literature . . .

If you need a handy guide to Discworld locales from Ankh-Morpork to Zemphis . . .

If you want help telling Achmed the Mad from Jack Zweiblumen . . . If your life depends on being able to distinguish the Agatean Empire from the Zoons . . .

Look no further than Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion . . . So Far—now fully updated and completely up to Snuff!

Editorial Reviews

The Straits Times
“Brilliantly complex.”
Tor.com
“The humor is sharp and the characters are charming, and the plight of the goblins creates moments of genuine pathos that are the highlight of the book.”
Booklist
“In short, this is as busy and as daft as any other Discworld yarn, which means it is the quintessence of daft. Nobody writes fantasy funnier than Pratchett.”
Kirkus Reviews
2014-01-23
From Pratchett (Dodger's Guide to London, 2014, etc.) and collaborator Briggs: the fourth incarnation of the Discworld Companion, which is essentially an encyclopedia of a fictional world—perhaps the most popular and deservedly acclaimed fantasy creation of them all. This edition references all the Discworld's 40 books and includes interviews with Pratchett, an essay on how he deals with readers and fan mail, a section on the often mind-boggling difficulties of translating Discworld books (with their ferocious tangle of puns, jokes, culture-specific references and social commentary) into other languages, and a set of instructions for playing the card game "Cripple Mr Onion," which various unsavory characters are very keen on. But the main event is, of course, the A-Z of places, people and things large and small that have at one time or another graced the pages of a Discworld yarn. Did you know, for instance, that Discworld operas include The Barber of Pseudopolis, Die Flabberast, La Triviata and The Ring of the Nibelungingung? What of Dark Clerks ("little men in black suits and bowler hats") or Brother Jape ("a soul like cold boiled string")? One thing leads to another, and the shorter entries lead naturally to extended meditations on such important characters as Lord Vetinari, the Machiavellian ruler of Ankh-Morpork, Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch, the meddlesome witches Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax, skeletal Death, and, yes, the Death of Rats (he also does gerbils, mice and hamsters). Won't do you much good if you haven't read any of the Discworld books. But then, if you haven't—why haven't you?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062292551
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Series:
Discworld Series
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
1,348,540
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular authors. He is the winner of numerous literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, and he was awarded a knighthood in recognition of his services to literature. Pratchett lives in England.

Stephen Briggs has adapted and staged fifteen Discworld plays, has collaborated with Terry Pratchett on a number of Discworld-related works, and performs the audio recordings of Pratchett's books. He also lives in England.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Date of Birth:
April 28, 1948
Place of Birth:
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
Education:
Four honorary degrees in literature from the universities of Portsmouth, Bristol, Bath and Warwick

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