The Long War *Spoilers*

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The Long War *Spoilers*

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:25 pm

Well the new book is out and many of us will have copies and be eager to discuss with other people who have read it.

This is the place to discuss without worrying about posting spoilers.

If you haven't read The Long War yet, then go no further as reading the discussions on this thread may spoil your enjoyment when you do get a copy.

You have been warned!


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Re: The Long War *Spoilers*

Postby Tiffany » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:18 pm

Got my copy today & from no other posts, people must be reading theirs. I am at chapter 4. I'm getting into it, but can't say it's unputdownable, coz I just did. :D
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Re: The Long War *Spoilers*

Postby simmonds91 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:30 pm

Getting my copy on Monday, really excited.
Well, you know what they say. The past is a foreign country - - With an outdated military and huge oil reserves!
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Re: The Long War *Spoilers*

Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:04 pm

Tiffany wrote:Got my copy today & from no other posts, people must be reading theirs. I am at chapter 4. I'm getting into it, but can't say it's unputdownable, coz I just did. :D


It improves, I had a 250 page session last night, just had to keep going....
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: The Long War *Spoilers*

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:25 pm

Does this one sag in the middle a little bit like the Long Earth, I have not bought mine, yet looked at one today.
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Re: The Long War *Spoilers*

Postby kizkiz » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:23 pm

Finished it this morning
nothing really happens to be honest
I mean, the trolls go away, watch a hologram of lobsang saying give us another chance, then come straight back.
They introduce the beagles, who don't do anything.
they introduce a few characters who do very little
It really did seem like the middle few chapters of a much longer book to me
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Re: The Long War *Spoilers*

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:55 pm

Oh well £9 is no that much to spend on it. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Long War *Spoilers*

Postby Tiffany » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:56 pm

kizkiz wrote:Finished it this morning
nothing really happens to be honest

I mean, the trolls go away, watch a hologram of lobsang saying give us another chance, then come straight back.
They introduce the beagles, who don't do anything.
they introduce a few characters who do very little
It really did seem like the middle few chapters of a much longer book to me



I'm half the way through it & feel the same. Too many characters as well.
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Re: The Long War *Spoilers*

Postby kizkiz » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:06 pm

It's definitely setting up the next book. It introduces the characters and a brief background on them all.
We'll have lobsang with Joshua, sally, the rev etc
There will also be the navy girl and her troops off exploring.
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Re: The Long War *Spoilers*

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:26 pm

Just like the Long Earth did.
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Re: The Long War *Spoilers*

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:26 pm

I haven't gotten very far with the book - I've been preoccupied, but I'm enjoying it. Terry really understands humanity and the way it thinks. When presented with infinite paradises, humanity reverts to form and tries to exploit.

The Rev seems interesting, although I haven't read much about him. A "religious" man who, when presented with something miraculous, turns to science for an explanation.

And there seems to be a whole of historical parody in there with colonies wanting to be independent to politicians appealing to the worst in people to gain votes.
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Re: The Long War *Spoilers*

Postby Tiffany » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:47 pm

Come back Discworld. I liked you better. :( :cry:
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Re: The Long War *Spoilers*

Postby Quatermass » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:58 am

I haven't read the book yet, but thanks to TP's Twitter account, I learned that Michael Fenton Stevens read the audiobook. Just today, I heard him play the role of 'Mr Seyton' in the audio play Doctor Who: The Kingmaker. One set of his best lines?

SEYTON (having just appeared in the TARDIS in front of Richard of Gloucester and Henry, Duke of Buckingham, and delivered in a very hammy tone): For your information sir, this is my travelling machine! My magic cabinet that takes me to places beyond your imagination!

HENRY: So you're a demon, are you?

SEYTON: That depends. (quiet and concerned) Do they burn individuals that show sign of devilry in this century?

HENRY: Yes.

SEYTON: Well, in that case, I am a wise and benevolent sorcerer!
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Is everything you know is wrong!


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Re: The Long War *Spoilers*

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:30 pm

I'm still slowly working my way through and had a little chuckle over Joshua's son wanting to be a "twain driver". :lol:
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Re: The Long War *Spoilers*

Postby Tiffany » Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:55 pm

Finished it a few moments ago. Can't say I was very impressed, but there were some good parts to it.
Left open for another, I think.
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