SPOILERS Favourite bit of Unseen Academicals (may contain spoilers)

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mroobalooba

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just thought i'd ask people what their favourite part of the book was...or favourite parts!?
I suggest anyone who hasn't finished or read the book at all steer clear of this thread until they have done so due to the obvious possibility that something may be given away!
 
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There is so much to like about all of Terry's books, but in this one I particularly like the Patrician. He's so... Cheerful. A bit to cheerful than his previous character may have indicated it seems at times, but it makes it all more fun. I just love it when he solves the crossword after the banquet.

I liked the last 20 pages or so too. How they were written like every section was the ending, but then a whole page indicated that this was not the fact.

And as always, all of the characters, new and old, you can not not like them. Even the vile ones do get a certain amount of affection from my behalf.
 

Dotsie

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Without a doubt, my favourite line is when Nutt tries to compliment Glenda:

"You are very kind," he beamed, "and a very handsome lady with your two enormous chests that indicate bountifulness and fecundity--"
Bless! :laugh:
 
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My first favourite point was getting the book in the post. After that, it only got better until I finished.

Liked the boobies bit...

...and I did like the bit when Glenda suggested she might have cooked one too many apple pies and asked Nutt to help her out of her predicament. Can't remember the exact words as I don't have the book with me at the moment.

...and Nutt's Shylock moment.

I like the word gloing and shall use it without permission (as, even if I asked, I am unlikely to get a reply).

Favourite character was Nutt and his development from beginning to end.
 

Tonyblack

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I really liked Glenda as a character. I loved William de Worde's commentary of the football match as well. :laugh:
 
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did the Archch... (oops) Dean like being a referee, though. I hated it the one time I was a referee. I only blew my whistle once then it all kicked off...

;)
 
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When I first read that the Dean had gone elsewhere, I thought I'd missed out on a book.

I haven't have I? :eek:

Do you think this is the last we've seen of the Dean?
 

Tonyblack

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Bouncy Castle said:
When I first read that the Dean had gone elsewhere, I thought I'd missed out on a book.

I haven't have I? :eek:

Do you think this is the last we've seen of the Dean?
No, this was news to us all - him having moved. Whether we'll see him again is an interesting question, although I did enjoy the tension between Ridcully and Dean.
 
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I thought the tension between the (former) Dean and Ridcully was great. :laugh: Really liked that Rincewind had his sock at the ready :laugh:

Also liked the ending that the chickens of PEX went wrong :laugh:
 

mroobalooba

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One of my favourite parts of the book was when we're first introduced to Nutt and meanwhile the wizards are running around shouting and attempting to catch Rincewind...pure genius and utterly bonkers :laugh:
 

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I haven't finished reading it yet. So far it has lasted 10 days. :laugh:
I limit myself to 50 pages max a day, and often re-read good bits before moving on.

I regard at it as a box of finest Belgian chocolates, a bottle of really expensive wine, or making love to a beautiful woman. :rolleyes: pass the vomit bag!
I can't simply "wham-bam-thank-you-mam" it. It can't be rushed, every little bit must be savoured. :laugh:

I loved the crab bucket analogy but my favourite line to date is when Vetinari was talking about the evil inherent in nature, with mother and child otters eating mother and child salmon,

"If there is any kind of supreme being (I told myself), it is up to all of us to become his moral superior."

I just love TP's atheism!" I certainly feel morally superior to any non-existent, bearded, old guy floating around on a cloud somewhere.
 

Dotsie

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poohcarrot said:
"If there is any kind of supreme being (I told myself), it is up to all of us to become his moral superior."
I noticed this too (not surprisingly). Loved it! I will in fact use it at the first opportunity.

...making love to a beautiful woman.
That takes you 10 days? :eek: Are you Sting?
 

poohcarrot

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Dotsie said:
poohcarrot said:
"If there is any kind of supreme being (I told myself), it is up to all of us to become his moral superior."
I noticed this too (not surprisingly). Loved it! I will in fact use it at the first opportunity.

...making love to a beautiful woman.
That takes you 10 days? :eek: Are you Sting?
I was referring to a prolonged length of time certain things take to maximixe ones utils of a specific enjoyable experience. Obviously nobody is going to take 10 days to drink a bottle of wine, eat a box of chocs or make love to a beautiful woman. (In respect to the latter, I have been known to take up to all of 2.5 minutes on a good day) :laugh:

Sting?
 

Jan Van Quirm

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poohcarrot said:
Dotsie said:
poohcarrot said:
...making love to a beautiful woman.
That takes you 10 days? :eek: Are you Sting?
I was referring to a prolonged length of time certain things take to maximixe ones utils of a specific enjoyable experience. Obviously nobody is going to take 10 days to drink a bottle of wine, eat a box of chocs or make love to a beautiful woman. (In respect to the latter, I have been known to take up to all of 2.5 minutes on a good day) :laugh:

Sting?
Definitely not Sting then, although I believe he's on record as saying his ventures into tantric sex for 10 hours (allegedly), includes begging, wining and dining, possibly chocolates, and salacious talk which doesn't leave an awful lot of time for 'it', what with driving to and from restaurants and possibly dropping off babysitters - but obviously a leetle more than 2.5 minutes... ;)

Personally I'm all for short and sweet as I much prefer a good book at bedtime, or a cup of cocoa. Very easily pleased me and as Pooh says, ekeing out small pleasures is most rewarding :laugh:
 

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