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A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction (2012 original; edició 2012)

de Terry Pratchett (Autor)

Sèrie: Biblioteca Terry Pratchett (short story collection)

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"A collection of short fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from schooldays to Discworld and the present day. In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world's best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short-form fiction collected into one volume. A Blink of the Screen charts the course of Pratchett's long writing career: from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press, and the origins of his debut novel, The Carpet People; and on again to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally successful Discworld series. Here are characters both familiar and yet to be discovered; abandoned worlds and others still expanding; adventure, chickens, death, disco and, actually, some quite disturbing ideas about Christmas, all of it shot through with Terry's inimitable brand of humour. With an introduction by Booker Prize-winning author A.S. Byatt, illustrations by the late Josh Kirby and by Paul Kidby, and drawings by the author himself, this is a book to treasure"--… (més)
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Títol:A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction
Autors:Terry Pratchett (Autor)
Informació:Doubleday UK (2012), Edition: 11.3.2012, 320 pages
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This is a collection of bits and pieces. Some are very good (The Sea and Little Fishes) and some aren't, more doodles than anything. I'm glad to add the book to my Discworld collection. If half was removed, I wouldn't miss it. ( )
  KittyCunningham | Apr 26, 2021 |
Pretty poor. A couple of short stories raised a smile. And I didn't bother with most of the writings at all. It wasn't even me that took it out of the library. ( )
  Ma_Washigeri | Jan 23, 2021 |
Terry Pratchett has written an awful lot of books, for adults and for children. He started with short stories, back when he was still a journalist. He wrote a few more for various publications, as a full-time author, but admits this wasn't his comfort zone.

And it shows, you can't deny that. This compilation consists of many non-Discworld stories and a bunch of Discworld stories. Each part contains stories which are funnier than the other (and Terry managed again to make me laugh now and then :-)), worth the reading more than the other. And a few are outright boring, I'm sorry to say/write. But that's a classic problem with compilations. Then again, its purpose is to show how Sir Terry Pratchett became such a successful author, how he got started, how he improved over the years.

Some stories show the beginnings of future books, like the The Long Earth series, which he wrote with [a:Stephen Baxter|20295|Stephen Baxter|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1391280682p2/20295.jpg], or certain Discworld novels.

The whole is enriched with an introduction by Booker Prize-winning author A.S. Byatt, illustrations by the late Josh Kirby and drawings by the author himself. Terry also introduced each short story: how each came to be, why they were written, etc.

Since it's Terry Pratchett and you get a nice overview of his skills of the past 4 decades: 4 stars, why not. Definitely food for the fans. But, as my namesake wrote (see here), on its own, it's fairly good, not outstanding (= 3-3.5 stars). ( )
  TechThing | Jan 22, 2021 |
It's not Pratchett's finest work for sure. And this makes this book interesting!

This collection of short stories is ordered chronologically. It starts with a piece that Pratchett wrote at age of 13 and is clearly embarrassed by it. It's fascinating to see how it all started and witness the raw talent of a young author as well as appreciate years of tireless practice that followed. It's a little bit comforting to see that everyone has to put the work into their craft and fail from time to time before creating a masterpiece.

And this anthology has some peculiar failures. If you are a Pratchett fan, you've probably read the best stories from this book somewhere else. The rest proves that this author shines in longer forms, but at the same time presents early ideas that later on transformed into more famous books (Nomes, The Long Earth). Again, proving that the first draft of anything is shit, even for a published and acclaimed author ;)

So it's an interesting book for Pratchett fans and aspiring writers. Everyone else should subtract at least one star from my rating. ( )
  sperzdechly | Dec 11, 2020 |
A few stories and very short bits both Discworld and not, in the other order, over the course of Terry Pratchett's career. Familiar ground to be sure, with several delightful passages, but not an absorbing read. I'm sure the illustrations, all grouped at the end, are much better in a larger, more colored form than the Kindle allows. ( )
  quondame | Sep 9, 2020 |
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"A collection of short fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from schooldays to Discworld and the present day. In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world's best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short-form fiction collected into one volume. A Blink of the Screen charts the course of Pratchett's long writing career: from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press, and the origins of his debut novel, The Carpet People; and on again to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally successful Discworld series. Here are characters both familiar and yet to be discovered; abandoned worlds and others still expanding; adventure, chickens, death, disco and, actually, some quite disturbing ideas about Christmas, all of it shot through with Terry's inimitable brand of humour. With an introduction by Booker Prize-winning author A.S. Byatt, illustrations by the late Josh Kirby and by Paul Kidby, and drawings by the author himself, this is a book to treasure"--

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