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Terry Pratchett's "Going Postal"

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I can't stand the Tiffany Aching books.

I think Going Postal is the best recent-ish Discworld book, although I haven't read Unseen Academicals (or the non-Discworld Nation)

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Just seen Going Postal and it's the first TV adaptation I really liked. It doesn't suffer from the same pacing issues as the other two and the casting was excellent. The back and forth dialogue between Moist and Adora Belle was fantastic. The new addition of the night hauntings was also pretty inspired with him seeing the results of his 'victimless' crimes.

And Charles Dance was perfect as the Patrician.

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Nightwatch is his best book by a country mile, the City Watch series are the best overall (closely followed by the Witches) and Sam Vimes is my favourite character.

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Apparently Unseen Academicals has been in development hell for the last couple of years.

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I watched it on US netflix, not sure it's still there.

Given all the mindboggling shite that gets turned into films these days, it always amazed me that the rich universe that is the Discworld never got a proper film treatment.

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I don't really think it lends itself well to film. Much of Pratchetts humour comes from how he subverts the written word. It doesn't translate well.

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Long ago, in the late '90s I think, I saw Paul Darrow of Blake's 7 play Sam Vines in a stage adaptation of Guards! Guards! It was surprisingly good from what I remember.

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Long ago, in the late '90s I think, I saw Paul Darrow of Blake's 7 play Sam Vines in a stage adaptation of Guards! Guards! It was surprisingly good from what I remember.

Oh yeah! I remember see that at the Kings Theatre in Edinburgh. It was fab!

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