I would have posted this on a forum dedicated to his stuff but they all have more respect. …
Pratchett is my favourite author but he has senile dementia and is working with other authors too much these days. I suppose it is either that or give up.
He has written some of my favourite books ever. And I don't think they will be replaced in the limited time I have left aby anything nearly as good.
I liked that bit about Terry not being able to make taxes interesting. SO… why did he bother with the Stephen Baxter novels. Mind in a spin was it?
I tried to read Long Earth but got distracted by paint drying.
I wonder if he got the idea of wading through toilet paper from the book of poo?
Originally posted by from a fan blog:
Speculation: given Pratchett's way of announcing the book, which was clearly teasing fans curious about the long-MIA Raising Taxes, I'd guess this was indeed the new Moist von Lipwig book. Pratchett had previously said that he was having difficulty making the tax-based book interesting.
This is understandable, given that Making Money – Moist takes over the Ankh-Morpork Mint – was fairly close to being a retread of Going Postal – Moist takes over the Ankh-Morpork Postal Service – as it was. I would guess (and to stress this is guesswork) that Pratchett has taken Moist out of the tax office and put him in charge of the Undertaking, Ankh-Morpork's under-construction subway system.
The Moist von Lipwick books were good enough. Not a patch on the Watch trilogy but as good as some and better than others -which is very good indeed (usually.) But the Long Earth series developing is absoutely the worst of any book of any genre I would read. I got about a third of the way through wondering when this thing gets started. But it turned ot I was reading a roll of toilet paper. I jumped an hank of pages and found the author inerlocuting a slug.
How about that for imagination. It was platonic. Only not as interesting. (What was the name of the book that bloke wrote. I never managed to finish that either.)
At least it was in keeping with the idea I was getting about me reading toilet paper.
It couldn't happen in Venezuela I hear. Maybe I ought to move there.