When I say "cameo", I mean he's not one of the central characters in the book.
I'm re-reading Going Postal at the moment but don't recall him appearing in the book, whereas I do remember Carrot and Angua appearing. But I could be wrong, as usual.
WARNING! CONTROVESY AHEAD!
As for "Where's my cow?", I could forget that very easily, because I wasn't very impressed by it. If you'll excuse the puns, I thought it was a "cash cow", designed to "milk" Discworld fans.
I would also class Discworld stamps, the Unseen University leather bound editions, and probably (but I hope I'm wrong) the forthcoming football trading cards, as similar. Fair enough, because Discworld is a business designed to make money and if people want to buy these items, good luck to them. I personally would like Sir Pterry to earn as much money as he possible can, but it doesn't mean I approve of, or would buy everything Discworld-ly.
(waits to be shot down in flames and burnt as a heretic)
Brace yourselves if you are sitting on a chair with poor back support...
I agree with Pooh on the merchandising front, but maybe not entirely for the same reason. I have a mildish problem with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and so I purposely don't look at the stamps or other 'collectibles' else I'd be a lot poorer than I already am. The housemate 'discovered' Pins long before Stanley graced the page (1993 in Orlando in fact - I loath Disney with a passion sometimes...) and has spent a small fortune on them - that's also eBay though - don't start me on that. :x Ditto the Lego figures as well which is why I haven't really posted in that thread
Where's My Cow is a book you might read once or twice, but apart from that it's a book to own as part of a Pratchett collection. It's like 'Wit and Wisdom' - bless her heart, Sharlene got me a copy and it's part of my collection, but it's not something I'm likely to read. I'd rather read the books.
I haven't read Where's My Cow but I still want to read it ... I agree slightly with Pooh ! But doesn't stop me from wanting to buy it ... like Jan I get a bit obsessive over certain things. ! I don't want everything Discworldy either - but I'd like a Nightwatch pyjama set to wear in bed ... :twisted:
I found that the best book for my sons first pratchett XD though i myself do not read it as i would Men at arms or Thud! But hey, it gets my son to sleep (conviniantly, every 6 o clock, without fail... XD)