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Sunday, October 17, 2004

Apropos of Nothing

posted by Jazz at 10/17/2004 05:33:00 AM

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I have recently finished reading Terry Pratchett's latest novel, "Going Postal." Over the years I've read all of his work and, while some items have been better than others, it was all good. This one is a gem. Whether you are a fan of the Discworld series, have never heard of it, or a former fan who drifted away, I would highly recommend this edition. A small taste of the prose as delivered by a master.

"Sometimes the Truth is arrived at by adding all the little lies together and deducting them from the totality of what is known. They'd saved the city with gold more easily, at that point, than any hero could have managed with steel. But, in truth, it had not exactly been gold, or even the promise of gold, but more like the fantasy of gold, the fairy dream that the gold is there, at the end of the rainbow, and will continue to be there forever - provided, naturally, that you don't go and look.

This is known as Finance."