I have been rereading Terry Pratchett's Discworld series for a little
summer reading. If you have never read, or even heard of Discworld... You are
missing out on possibly the best living satire writer since Kurt Vonnegut's
passing. Pratchett is one of the few authors who actually has me laughing out
loud. I am talking an honest laugh, not a chuckle or even a snicker.
Currently I reading through the Witches novels (one of the many groups he
writes about). I'm into the 6th novel "Carpe Jugulum" and have found a
knitting reference in each novel so far. Usually it is just a line or two,
but in "Carpe Jugulum" one of the witches Nanny Ogg puts on a pair of socks
knitted by her son. As she puts it "You know what strong fingers he has,
knits them so tight you could kick through a wall with them." OK sorta off
topic, but not really. When I read them before I started knitting, I never
noticed the references. That is one of the great things about the Discworld
series, each time you read (or reread) a novel, you pickup on different
things. With 35 books in the series there is hardly any topic untouched.
http://terrypratchettbooks.com/ Side note: RHI entertainment has done some
wonderful TV movie adaptations of a few books: The Colour of Magic
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1079959/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_8 Hogfather (a Christmas
tradition for me) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765458/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_9
Going Postal http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1219817/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_4 If you
prefer animated films: Wyrd Sisters
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0159931/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_12 Soul Music
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0159914/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_13 Enjoy Stephen P.S.
Sadly, Sir Terry Pratchett (yes he is British and Knighted) has been
diagnosed with Alzheimer's.