February 28th, 2017

Sir Terry Pratchett: 'Imagination, Not Intelligence, Made Us Human'

The interview is about the promotion of Pratchett's (then) new book Snuff (2011), which was his last book of the 'Night Watch' series, or at least the one with my favourite character, Sam Vimes in it.  He does touch on one of his other book Unseen Academicals (2009) which is possibly my absolute favourite book, especially his fond retelling of the creation of Glenda Sugarbean: "you'll find ladies like her everywhere.  Never got on at school, mucked about, suddenly found, at the age of about twenty five, that she had a class one brain on her shoulders.  And, although Nut, I suppose was the 'official hero,' she was absolutely, I think, the heroine - because, in many ways she drove events and I just loved her...finding out that she really had worth...and purpose."


Waiting Game

It has to be said - I am not a morning person.

Whilst waiting for my dissertation lecturer to email his opinion back, I have begun researching the satire books coming up;currently Swift and A Modest Proposal, P.G. Wodehouse's Code of the Woosters and Kurt Vonnegut's Galapogus. I have also got a 25% off deal on Audible, so I got the unabridged recordings for comparatively less.

Go me - if I get bogged down in reading, someone else reading it to me will be an absolute boon. Gotta love Audible :-)