MONEY GRABBER I'd never noticed that omg
Hello all! I've been gone most of the summer (moved across the country/renovating a house/starting a new job) but I'm so excited to be back in the groove of listening to Mark read and reading his reviews & everyone's awesome comments.
Other people have talked about the wonderful imagery that Pratchett has here in the first prologue especially...I really love that this is a recurring element of his writing, that the books start with something very imagery driven. Early books always had us out in space before zooming in to the Disc (the better to appreciate the Great A'Tuin of course) but even when we start on the Disc, it's a similar alien, distant feeling he creates for us under the sea.
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I'm not necessarily disagreeing with you; I just like that Mark makes me stop and consider if I'm overlooking something that's harmful just because it's so normalized.
It's interesting to me because I have always liked Jackrum, but perhaps I've been too willing to overlook his violence...like, he really does (in a round about way) murder that prisoner. And while it's perhaps justified in context of war and their circumstances, it's not...as straightforward as I've usually treated it. So I appreciate Mark's view here.
I love that de Worde tries to test her on it, but in a completely ineffectual way since he doesn't know what the bird is. (or maybe he just wanted to see how she'd react to the question...)
I think root beer is or at least used to be made of sassafras. I had sassafras tea as a kid once and it was uncanny since I was so used to the carbonated and cold and sweetened form
Igorina hates violence because it's like randomized surgery; this feels like the reverse of the normal thinking, that surgery is specifically applied violence.
"Women get to star in a traditionally male narrative." That's the key reason why I like this book so much.
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