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Moving Pictures

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The alchemists of the Discworld have discovered the magic of the silver screen. But what is the dark secret of Holy Wood hill? It's up to Victor Tugelbend ("Can't sing. Can't dance. Can handle a sword a little.") and Theda Withel ("I come from a little town you've probably never heard of") to find out...Moving Pictures, the ninth Discworld novel is a gloriously funny saga set against the background of a world gone mad!show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio | 339 pages
  • 124 x 142 x 24mm | 181.44g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Audio
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0552153001
  • 9780552153003
  • 267,665

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"'A true original among contemporary writers'" The Times "'Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic and unchained whimsy...Pratchett has a subject and a style that is very much his own'" Sunday Times "'Offers more entertainment per page than anything this side of Wodehouse'" Washington Post Book World "'It's mad, it's glorious, it's (need I say?) hilarious, and it's putting a terrible strain on Discworld's already fragile fabric of reality'" Locusshow more

About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.show more

Review Text

"'It's mad, it's glorious, it's (need I say?) hilarious, and it's putting a terrible strain on Discworld's already fragile fabric of reality'"show more

Back cover copy

'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.' People might say that reality is a quality that things possess in the same way that they possess weight. Sadly alchemists never really held with such a quaint notion. They think that they can change reality, shape it to their own purpose. Imagine then the damage that could be wrought 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 terrible secret of the Holy Wood hills - by mistake...show more

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48,782 ratings
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