Ardelia Mapp: “How long have you been in love with Hannibal Lecter?”
Clarice Starling: “That’s disgusting. And wrong. I don’t even get – why would – I’ve never been in love with anyone, anywhere. It’s none of your - you have - the nerve, the audacity - Hannibal is my friend, technically. And he is terrible, face-wise. And how - how do I know, frankly, that you’re not in love with him? Maybe you are. Maybe you’re trying to throw me off. Hmm, check and mate.”
Tutto è pronto;
la valigia, le camicie, le mappe,
la fatua speranza.
Tutto è pronto:
il mare, l’atlante, l’aria.
Mi manca solo il quadro,
un diario di bordo, il dove,
le carte di navigazione,
venti a favore, il coraggio
e qualcuno che mi ami
come non so amarmi io.
I thought to compile a list of some TV dramas that are similar to/might be enjoyed by those who like Home Fires. I’ve broken it down into periods but some do overlap so I have put them under the category they first start off in.
Like ivy plants that send runners out searching for something to
cling to, the brain’s neurons send out shoots that connect with other
neurons throughout the organ. A new digital reconstruction method shows
three neurons that branch extensively throughout the brain, including
one that wraps around its entire outer layer. The finding may help to
explain how the brain creates consciousness.
Koch, president of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle,
Washington, explained his group’s new technique at a 15 February meeting
of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies initiative
in Bethesda, Maryland. He showed how the team traced three neurons from
a small, thin sheet of cells called the claustrum — an area that Koch
believes acts as the seat of consciousness in mice and humans.
Crick, F. C. & Koch, C. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B Biol. Sci. 360, 1271–1279 (2005).
Torgerson, C. M. et al. Hum. Brain Mapp. 36, 827–838 (2015).
A digital reconstruction of a neuron that encircles the mouse brain.
Allen Institute for Brain Science
Universal Traveler - Air || Life Among the Distant Stars - Murray Gold || Soulstice - Mapps || Tracking Aeroplanes - The Echelon Effect || Angel - Koda || We Move Lightly - Dustin O’Halloran || Forces of Attraction - Jóhann Jóhannsson || Moon - Sleeping at Last || This Fire - Gang Violins || Ninth Doctor’s Theme - Murray Gold
Tutto è pronto; la valigia, le camicie, le mappe, la fatua speranza.
Tutto è pronto: il mare, l'atlante, l'aria.
Mi manca solo il quadro, un diario di bordo, il dove, le carte di navigazione, venti a favore, il coraggio e qualcuno che mi ami come non so amarmi io.
(Juan Vicente Piqueras)
I think everyone has a different reading order recommendation for the 41 novels in the Discworld Series but I thought I would share mine. I have to say that the first two sections are actually interchangeable in my head and which I would recommend depends on the mode I’m in and whether you as a reader would prefer to start with the best male characters in the Discworld (Vimes and Vetinari), or the best female characters (Granny Weatherwax and Tiffany Aching).
I have listed the books in publishing order within the sections because they need to be read in order within each section to get the proper character arc. Except for the stand alone section, where I’ve listed them in the order I chose to re-read them.
Numbers on the left are my preferred (at the moment, because I’ve just started my annual re-read of the series with the Vimes books) reading order and the numbers in brackets after the titles give you the order in which they were published.
If you’ve never read any Discworld just want to dip in and see if you like Terry’s style with a standalone novel rather than picking a section then that’s absolutely a viable option and in all honesty you could start with any of the first five in the standalone section and have a cracking read!
Mags’ reading order for the Discworld Novels
Vimes/Vetinari/City Watch books
1. Guards! Guards! (8)
2. Men at Arms (15)
3. Feet of Clay (19)
4. Jingo (21)
5. Fifth Elephant (24)
6. Night Watch (29)
7. Thud! (34)
8. Snuff (39)
Witches/Granny Weatherwax/Tiffany Aching Books
9. Equal Rites (3)
10. Wyrd Sisters (6)
11. Witches Abroad (12)
12. Lords and Ladies (14)
13. Maskerade (18)
14. Carpe Jugulum (23)
15. Wee Free Men (30)
16. A Hat Full of Sky (32)
17. The Wintersmith (35)
18. I Shall Wear Midnight (38)
19. Shepherd’s Crown (41)
(If you want to split Tiffany from the Witches and read those later – given that they end with Shepherd’s Crown which was published after Terry’s death - then the first Tiffany book is Wee Free Men)
20. Mort (4)
21. Reaper Man (11)
22. Soul Music (16)
23. Hogfather (20)
24. Thief of Time (26)
Moist von Lipwig Books
25. Going Postal (33)
26. Making Money (36)
27. Raising Steam (40)
(Also contains Vimes & Vetinari)
28. Colour of Magic (1)
29. Light Fantastic (2)
30. Sourcery (5)
31. Eric (9)
32. Interesting Times (17)
33. The Last Continent (22)
34. The Last Hero (27)
35. Pyramids (7)
36. Small Gods (13)
37. Moving Pictures (10)
38. The Truth (25)
39. Monstrous Regiment (31)
40. Unseen Academicals (37)
41. The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents (28)
Discworld Related books which are not actual Discworld novels
As well as the novels there are quite a few other books (some novel length, some tiny, some not really books at all but actually maps) that are tied into the Discworld series and I thought I should include them on this list at all.
They’re not in any particular order but it they are related to one particular Discworld novel I’ve mentioned which one and I’ve tried to include the year of publication for each one as well, in case you’re interested.
Science of Discworld Series (with Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen):
1. The Science of Discworld (1999)
2. The Science of Discworld II: The Globe (2002)
3. The Science of Discworld III: Darwin’s Watch (2005)
4. The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day (2013)
Folklore of Discworld (with Dr Jacqueline Simpson) (2008)
Nanny Ogg’s Cookbook (1999 after Maskerade)
Discworld Almanak (with Bernard Pearson)
Where’s My Cow (illustrated by Melvyn Grant) (2005 after Thud!)
The World of Poo (2012 after Snuff)
Mrs Bradshaw’s Handbook (2014 after Raising Steam)