I MET MY MAKER ON MARCH 12, 2015. WE HAD A CONVERSATION.
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“Well, this is awkward and no mistake.”
THERE IS A CERTAIN METAPHYSICAL CONUNDRUM.
“True. I’ve thought of this but never found a way to write about it that I liked.”
IT MAY NOT TURN OUT AS BADLY AS YOU SUSPECT.
“May not? You don’t know?”
THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE.
“I suppose not. The question, of course, is: If I cease to exist, will you cease to exist?”
WE ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES INVOLVED.
“Ooo. Right. Well, I suppose you’ll just have to cut the cord and hope for the best.”
IT HAS BEEN CUT, SIR.
“And we’re both still…here.”
IT WOULD SEEM SO.
“Well, on with it. Maybe no one else will notice.”
I WOULDN’T BET ON THAT, SIR.
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AS YOU ARE WELL AWARE, BOTH SIR TERRY PRATCHETT AND I EXIST, FOR A GIVEN VALUE OF EXISTENCE, AND ARE AS WELL AS CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES. I EXPECT THAT YOU WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP US IN THIS STATE THROUGH THE END OF YOUR EQUIVALENT OF THE CENTURY OF THE FRUIT BAT AND BEYOND.
IT WILL DEPEND HOW MUCH SAND IS AVAILABLE.
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Narrativium Reviews is a book review site that I wanted to start probably about the same time I decided to read the Discworld novels in their entirety in order of creation. Since that’s where the idea for this site came into being, it will for a good long time be devoted to reviewing Discworld books. I will also be collecting, organizing, and disseminating information about the series as I see fit. I have in mind to make this site a place where you can find anything and everything about Discworld, except the full text of the novels themselves, of course.
When that task is completed, I’ll move on to reviewing other books that I’ve read and liked. I don’t see much point in reviewing books I didn’t like, although they may sneak in through the zeros and ones from time to time. I would much rather tell you about great books that I think you would enjoy than about mediocre or awful books you should avoid.
If you are a fan of Discworld, you already know what Narrativium is. For the rest, let me elucidate. Narrativium is an element found, ostensibly, only on the Disc. Then again, it’s really found everywhere. It’s the storyline. Narrativium ensures that everything works properly as a story should. Sometimes, it goes by the less elegant name of Narrative Causality.
I think I’m better at critiquing other people’s work than I am at creating it myself. I’ve tried several times to write a book of my own. I’ve failed every time. Maybe I didn’t use enough Narrativium. Whatever the case, I’m going to use this site to tell you what I like about books I’ve read. Again, this will be the Discworld series of novels initially, and I’ll tell you right now that I like an awful lot about them.
I hope you’ll revel with me in these books as I tell you my thoughts, my feelings, and my wishes about the Narrativium and other elements I find in them. Join in the conversation when you want. Invite your friends to do the same.
HAVE YOU NOT OMITTED SOMETHING?
Um…I don’t think so.
I BELIEVE THE TERM TRADITIONALLY USED IS DISCLAIMER.
Okay. I’m not sure one is needed here, but I guess it’s better to be safe than sorry. I am not affiliated with those responsible for the Pratchett estate and receive no compensation from it. Nor will I be affiliated with any other authors whose books I may later review. All opinions expressed here are my own, except those of visitors (such as yourself) who may comment on my writings.
OKAY BY ME.
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