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Tue Feb 11th, 2014

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08:04 pm
It's being one of Those Weeks-- well-paid but short on sleep onaccounta the morning phone calls dragging me out to work. At least this morning's call came yesterday evening.

Being myself again, I finished Raising Steam last night, quite happily, though I do wonder how Pratchett can still think people will naturally go for the rational and sensible approach when he has all the comments sections on all the online English papers to inform him of the contrary. Perhaps that's why Discworld is a fantasy?

Also one sees here the arbitrary and not-rational side of tyrannical!Vetinari--err well spoiler spoiler spoiler if it really was? Also I don't know what the golems were doing in the fog or how that bit worked at all. Maybe I need to reread whichever book puts them where they were in the first place, because I don't remember them being there either. which means it probably isn't Feet of Clay?

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Date:February 12th, 2014 01:57 am (UTC)
I think that the golems are acquired in the Making Money book, where the city gets put on the golem standard (as opposed to the gold standard).

I would like, very much, to believe that people could go for the sensible approach. As you say, it may be the greatest fantasy of them all. Sigh.
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Date:February 12th, 2014 07:44 pm (UTC)
Ah, thank you. Faint bells ring. Shall look at Making Money when finished the current backlist.

I myself see no evidence that common sense trumps prejudice and kneejerk reactions. Prejudice and kneejerk *is* common sense to many people.

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