Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures

eBook - 1990
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'Holy Wood is a different sort of place. People act differently here. Everywhere else the most important things are gods or money or cattle. Here, the most important thing is to be important.'

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 : V. Gollancz, 1990
ISBN: 9781407034737
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Feb 25, 2017

This really isn't for me.

Jul 12, 2014

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

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.

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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