Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett
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Moving Pictures is the tenth novel in the Discworld series. In this book the sarcastic narrator tackles the subject of Hollywood and how it seems to suck both actors and viewers into what sometimes seems to be a separate universe.
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Discworld's pesky alchemists are up to their old tricks again. This time, they've discovered how to get gold from silver -- the silver screen that is. Hearing the siren call of Holy Wood is one Victor Tugelbend, a would-be wizard turned extra. He can't sing, he can't dance, but he can handle a sword (sort of), and now he wants to be a star. So does Theda Withel, an ambitious ingénue from a little town (where else?) you've probably never heard of.

But the click click of moving pictures isn't just stirring up dreams inside Discworld. Holy Wood's magic is drifting out into the boundaries of the universes, where raw realities, the could-have-beens, the might-bes, the never-weres, the wild ideas are beginning to ferment into a really stinky brew. It's up to Victor and Gaspode the Wonder Dog (a star if ever one was born!) to rein in the chaos and bring order back to a starstruck Discworld. And they're definitely not ready for their close-up!

 

About Terry Pratchett

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Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular authors. He is the winner of numerous literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, and he was awarded a knighthood in recognition of his services to literature. Pratchett lives in England.
 
Published January 1, 1991 by Unknown. 404 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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Reviewed by Crystal McNeal on Aug 25 2010

Moving Pictures is the tenth novel in the Discworld series. In this book the sarcastic narrator tackles the subject of Hollywood and how it seems to suck both actors and viewers into what sometimes seems to be a separate universe.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Karen Louise Hollis on Jun 23 2010

I LOVED it and thought it was brilliant, Terry Pratchett is indeed a genius!

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