Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures

eBook - 2009
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Alchemists have always thought that they can change reality, shape it to their own purpose. Imagine then the damage that could be wrought on the Discworld if they get their hands on the ultimate alchemy: the invention of motion pictures, the greatest making of illusions. It may be a triumph of universe-shaking proportions. It's either that or they're about to unlock the dark secret of the Holy Wood hills - by mistake.
Publisher: London : Transworld, 2009.
ISBN: 9781407034737
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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red_cobra_341
Feb 25, 2017

This really isn't for me.

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sfogs
Jul 12, 2014

He he! Beware the magic of Holy Wood!
Prachett's books are such a great laugh!

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Eosos
Jul 03, 2014

I find it rather impossible not to like all the Discworld books but there are the good ones and the awesome ones. This is one of the former.
Somehow Hollywood, which you would think of as the perfect place to satirize, wasn't a good subject for the wit and humour of Pratchett. Or maybe the problem was that Tinsel Town is such an over the top place and has been made fun of for so long, that it required more than the usual treatment.
So while it is a good story and amusing. It's not the crazy, ridiculous or laugh out loud story it could have been.

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The_Bill
May 26, 2010

This is probably my favourite Discworld novel ever. It's a really funny take on Hollywood's inception, with some HP Lovecraft action behind the scenes; highly recommended.

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