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    Tweedy old crow
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    What has always intrigued me about the Disc World novels is that there are so many underlying different meanings which are open for interpretation.

    I would find it interesting to read your views on what you think a certain book is really about.

    I'll start off.

    Ankh-Morpork: Synonym for New York or London?

    If anyone has read 'Going Postal'

    The battle between the normal post and e-mail and evil IBM as the Grand Trunk

    Wyrd Sisters: Hamlet?


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    MagicNakor's Avatar On the Peripheral
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    Wyrd Sisters would be Macbeth, though I've not read Going Postal. Just a hunch.

    Death is probably my favourite Discworld character though.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    Snee's Avatar Error xɐʇuʎs BT Rep: +1
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    Ankh Morpork is sort of a combination of London and NY, it seems to me.
    Haven't read going postal yet, so I dunno' about that.
    And Wyrd Sisters is def Macbeth, as MN says.

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    Santa's Avatar dvhyt5er
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    Going Postal is about the conflict between email and old postal system - human vs coorporate / Microsoft etc

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    You might find this interesting.

    http://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/discworld/

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    Biggles's Avatar Looking for loopholes
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    I tend to think of Ankh Morpork as a cross between London and Cairo
    Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum


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    Tweedy old crow
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    Is that because you've been readind the Alexandra Quartet?


    PS: I meant Macbeth but I keep mixing those two titles up.
    I'm also not a big Shakespeare fan :s


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