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Interesting Times

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Published by Methuen Publishing, Ltd. .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Methuen Drama

SeriesDiscworld (18)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7480506M
ISBN 100413772195
ISBN 109780413772190

Think how difficult and frustrating it is to choose among the twenty varieties of coffee now offered at the corner coffee stand, or the channels on cable TV. Many readers of his autobiography will expect long patches of intellectual analysis and self-justification. Hobsbawm looks back with irony at the rivalries in the old Labour party in the s. Especially when the protagonist remains, basically, his old-boring self even when he may turn out to be the most dangerous man in the world. As is typical for Rincewind, his dedicated efforts to run from any kind of danger quickly embroil him in momentous events, and coincidence makes it appear on several occasions that Rincewind is responsible for significant feats of magic. Just as Hong is about to kill Twoflower, the Unseen University wizards attempt to resummon Rincewind, returning the cannon.

But as a sapper in the Royal Engineers he lived among working-class men and was relieved to discover the virtues of the proletariat in practice as well as in Marxist theory. And yet, despite his utter lack of personality one day he finds himself in the center of interest of some nefarious faction and sentenced to death. He invites Rincewind to serve as Chief Wizard and found his own university, which convinces Rincewind that something horrible is about to happen. There is an irony in this, too. He discovers that Agatean culture is not a good breeding ground for revolution and the Red Army doesn't do much more than putting up posters and shouting limp slogans.

There are too many heroes already in the world, but there is only one Rincewind. And, for some incomprehensible reason, someone believes Rincewind will have a mythic role in the war and wholesale bloodletting that will surely ensue. This eBook is no longer available for sale. The training and function of military intelligence and the role of German and Austrian refugees in it are described for the first time in detail.


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Interesting Times book

Cohen and Ronald Saveloy, a member of the Horde who is a retired schoolteacher, had hoped to conquer the Empire by simply installing Cohen as Emperor, since almost nobody has ever seen the Emperor's face.

Ho Yong Have you ever heard of the proverb, "May you live in interesting times"? Rincewind also learns that the Empire is in a state of turmoil thanks to a revolutionary document entitled "What I did on My Holidays".

Today he holds out some hope that the west could again swing towards the left, and that the bursting of the speculative bubbles have at last "broken the spell of market fundamentalism". Indeed, Lord Hong takes Rincewind hostage and plans to murder him on the steps of the palace.

His plan is for the Red Army to assassinate the Emperor, to make sure that he subsequently can mount a counter-revolution, take control of the Realm and at some point dominate Ankh-Morpork. The most powerful feudal lord, Lord Hong, has in fact been manipulating the other four families and fomenting the Red Army to further his own political gains.

There is an irony in this, too. However, the city remains under siege from five armies, and the Silver Horde are called out to meet their challenge. Teleportation requires an exchange of mass, and they end up exchanging him with a very heavy live cannon which they extinguish upon its arrival ; this results in Rincewind arriving in Agatea at a very high speed, but he lands safely in a snowbank.

As the battle begins, Rincewind flees and inadvertently discovers the actual Red Army, a multitude of terra cotta warriors that can be controlled by magical armor that he accidentally dons.

May you live in interesting times

Thus, I happily turned this request over to Torrey. The most effective feudal lord, Lord Hong, has in truth been adjusting the other four families and also fomenting the Red Army to advance his very own political gains.

Still more controversially, he suggests that if Germany had won the first world war, it might have left a better world than the peace-makers at the Versailles treaty. As the battle is about to commence, a massive thunderstorm appears, and Rincewind finds himself dropped into a mysterious cave, filled with terracotta statues, the original, legendary Red Army.

There was quite a lot of banter. The communist dream of his youth was also dissolving, after the Russian invasion of Hungary and the sensational speech by Khrushchev in denouncing the excesses of Stalin. The wizards of Unseen University, after some conversation, at some point know the spelling of Wizzard can describe only one guy— Rincewind.

But when a request for a "Great Wizzard" arrives in Ankh-Morpork via carrier albatross from the faraway Counterweight Continent, it's he who's sent as emissary. He gives two explanations. Equally as Hong will kill Twoflower, the Unseen College wizards attempt to resummon Rincewind, returning the Interesting Times book.

And as Thatcher consolidated her power and attracted working-class votes, his warning was soon grimly vindicated. This eBook is no longer available for sale.

Were you told it was a Chinese proverb? Drafted inMandler is trained in military intelligence and ends up as a front line interrogator with the 7th army in Germany. However, Rincewind firmly believes there are too many heroes already in the world, yet only one Rincewind.

Twoflower challenges him to a duel, blaming Lord Hong for the death of his wife. I have that photo too. Pratchett is an acquired taste, but the acquisition seems easy, judging from the robust popularity of Discworld. Military intelligence and counter-intelligence work in post-war Germany follows, including the evacuation of a scientific establishment before the arrival of the Soviets.

Suddenly he finds himself introduced to the local supernatural world — ancient ten-year old girl, werewolves, vampires, lizardmen. Maybe this quote will tell you more about his personality: All in all, he thought, it was a dull life.Sep 21,  · Interesting Times, the seventeenth novel in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, finds the planet's oldest empire in the midst of bitter turmoil after the publication of the revolutionary treatise What I Did on My atlasbowling.coms, with nothing to lose but their water buffaloes, are joining forces against old warlords, spreading violence throughout Discworld's ancient cities/5().

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Numberjacks: 0, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Agents: 37, 58, Mar 23,  · Interesting Times was a fun read. I love that it gets you quickly into the story, not getting bogged down with over developed descriptions and introspection.

Call me impatient, but I get tired of skimming through the painfully detailed verbiage some authors fill their books with, trying to get to the heart of what each chapter is about/5().

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Book Review | The 10 Best Books of Log In 0. Interesting Times is an honest, balanced and thought-provoking analysis of the coming process of adjustment that will take place between the United States and China as the latter leaves its poverty and powerlessness behind to become the largest economy in the world.

The Sino-American relationship will be more equal and more competitive.