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Topic: Golems (Discworld)

  Golem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Having a golem servant was seen as the ultimate symbol of wisdom and holiness, and there are many tales of golems connected to prominent rabbis throughout the Middle Ages.
The Golem is presented as being constructed by Rabbi Judah Loew in the mid 16th century.
In 2005, the story of the Golem was returned to its Jewish roots, as a new comic strip in Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth depicted the Golem as a government-funded superhero protecting Israel from its domestic and existential difficulties.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Golem   (2736 words)

Golems are used today primarily in metaphor either as brainless lunks or as entities serving man under controlled conditions but enemies in others.
The golem thus became a creation of overambitious and overreaching mystics, who would inevitably be punished for their blasphemy, very similar to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Golems have been heavily referenced by role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons, and have expanded the definition from clay and stone, to iron, wood, rope, straw, and flesh amongst other substances.
www.askfactmaster.com /Golem   (961 words)

 Vapor Golem Heart -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The word ''golem'' is also used in the Bible (Psalms 139:16) and in Talmudic literature to refer to an embryonic or incomplete substance.
It returns the Golem to his original mythical position (in the stories of the Prague golem, at any rate) as a defender of Jews against a dangerous world, thus reconnecting the myth with Jewish ideas of vulnerability.
Technically a charity, it refuses to accept donations from any other than the freed golems, because the golems are clear they must free themselves by their own work.
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Since such a boy is destined to become a wizard (on Discworld, the number eight has many of the magical properties that are ascribed to seven in the real world), Billet wants to pass his staff on to him as his successor.
By enlarging an image of the priest's eye, Cheery discovers that the last person he saw was a golem; she also finds a piece of paper in his mouth, similar to the chem used to give life to a golem.
Carrot suspects that the golems have created a new golem to be their king, with the help of the priest to provide it's chem, and using the oven in the Dwarf Bread museum, but were ashamed when it started to kill people.
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 Terry Pratchett: Feet of Clay - Bøger
It is interesting to see how golems evolve from Pratchett's Discworld novel, "Feet of Clay" (1996), where they are speechless slaves of clay, to "Going Postal" (2004) where a well-educated but humorless golem serves as body guard and lecturer-in-morals to the new Post Master.
We meet Cheery Littlebottom, a dwarf who joins the city watch and is apprenticed to Angua and whose experience in alchemy makes her a natural as a kind of forensic crime-scene investigator, and we experience some of the details of life in the Patrician's castle.
We also meet the golems of Discworld, and face the interesting moral dilemmas inherent in a labor uprising and civil rights movement among beings that are essentially animated pottery.
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 Going Postal: A Novel of Discworld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Discworld currently has 34 titles and every one of them will probably knock your socks off.
This recent work of Terry Pratchett is yet another fine example of the subtle beauty of the Discworld universe slammed up tight to the horrors of life in modern times.
Going Postal is the best of the Discworld books I have read, and I recommend it as an introduction to the series, even though the first two books, The Color of Magic and The Light Fantastic, are excellent.
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 Wolfe's Lodge - Reviews - Feet of Clay
For those who've been off trying to fix computers on Mir for the last decade, the Discworld is a deliberately improbable planet that sails through the universe on the backs of four elephants, who are in turn carried upon the shell of a giant turtle.
The golems are the chief suspects in a pair of murders being investigated by the guards.
The ignorant readily believe the golems capable of anything, while the more savvy investigators are puzzled because they know golems to be incapable of murder.
billstclair.com /lodge/RV_ClayFeet.shtml   (872 words)

 Countrybookshop.co.uk - Feet of Clay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Maybe the golems know something - but the solemn men of clay, who work all day and night and are never any trouble to anyone, have started to commit suicide.
He is the author of the phenomenally successful Discworld series and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad, is scheduled to be adapted into a spectacular animated movie.
Maybe the golems know something - but the solemn men of clay, who work all day and night and are never any trouble to anyone, have started to commit suicide...It's not as if the Watch hasn't got problems of its own.
www.countrybookshop.co.uk /books/index.phtml?whatfor=0552153265   (309 words)

 Books:Synopses:Feet Of Clay
The new golem comes forth-it is not like the brick red, misshapen, "gingerbread men" golems, but is made of white clay and is a perfect sculpture of a man. The deal done, the golems wander off into the streets.
While golems do not have a smell of their own they do pick up smells associated with whatever they work with, and as Dorfl works in a slaughterhouse his trail is particularly strong.
The golems had a heated argument in the warehouse; their words are scribbled on the walls.
www.ie.lspace.org /books/synopses/feet-of-clay.html   (5512 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Feet of Clay (Discworld Novel S.): Books: Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Sounds like Ankh Morpork, whenever there's something wrong the responsibility goes to Sir Samuel Vimes head of the city watch.Sound like a recipe for disaster, you're right but it's so funny this is a brilliant book, it's the first city watck book i've read and i loved it.
Pratchett is on top form yet again with this witty, mysterious and suspensful book, featuring golems, hippos, and a dwarf with attitude.
Magically transformed from gutter-dweller to duke, he provides much of the wit and humour Pratchett is notorious for, as well as solving the whodunnit of the story, the howdunnit, and what they dun (though, admittedly, not before the victim in question, Lord Vetinari).
www.amazon.co.uk /Feet-Clay-Discworld-Novel-S/dp/0552142379   (1629 words)

 Going Postal, Night Watch by Terry Pratchett - reviews
Consistently engaging, this newest Discworld work is a cross between Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe Series and all the silly ballads where a woman dresses as a man to go to war.
Polly is a wonderful heroine, filled with guts and initiative that she blames on the socks she has tucked in her pants...but, in truth, are all qualities she has on her own and has only just begun to tap.
I have been reading the Discworld series for years, and every time I get to the end of one of these books (and you don't have to read them in order) I tell everyone that it's his best book ever.
mostlyfiction.com /scifi/pratchett.htm   (3252 words)

 Amazon.com: Feet of Clay (Discworld S.): Books: Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
A flat platter of a planet spinning atop the backs of four giant elephants perched on the shell of an immense turtle: it's no surprise that life on Discworld is far from mundane.
Pratchett's 17th Discworld novel picks up where his last, Men at Arms, left off, following Ankh-Morpork City Watch Commander Samuel Vimes and his fellow cops as they strive to maintain a semblance of order in a city as infamous for its intrigues as for its ethnic diversity.
Golems reach far into the depths of European history - mindless, man-like creatures from the soil who can be put to any task.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0575059001?v=glance   (2760 words)

 books about: discworld (monstrous continent)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Terry Pratchett's "The Last Hero," illustrated by Paul Kidby, is a Discworld book that threads two slowly converging stories: Cohen the Barbarian's (dying?) bid to confront the gods; and the efforts of Lord Vetinari and the faculty of Unseen University to stop...
But on Discworld it just may describe the proud towers (pyramids actually) built by the people (slaves actually) of Djelibeybi in Terry Pratchett's seventh Discworld book, Pyramids.
This is the Discworld novel wherein Captain Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork's Night Watch retires and gets married, the Night Watch itself becomes an equal species organization, and Gaspode the Talking Dog falls in love with new recruit, Angua, the werewolf.
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 The Truth by Terry Pratchett (25th Discworld novel)
Whenever the reformed vampire triggers his camera's flash he is reduced to a pile of ashes which have to be reconstituted by a drop of blood.
The photograph in Discworld is actually created by a frantically painting imp inside the camera.
Instead of including a kitchen sink of Discworld peculiarities, the author has created a virtually linear tale that is a joy to follow, even when alluding to the despicable Mr.
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 Feet of Clay (Discworld S.) Book at Shop Ireland
Terry Pratchett has been churning the Discworld booksout so quickly they have become a bit boring, but this one is a return to form.
And there, in the midst of it is something huge, wonderful and totally impossible - the Discworld, mounted on the back of four elephants, each the size of a Sci-Fi writer's space station, while they themselves balance precariously on the back of Great A'tuin, the Star Turtle.
As always, Terry draws upon all of his wit and sarcastic humour to bring together a novel of hilarious proportions.
www.shopireland.ie /books/reviews/0575059001/2   (1261 words)

 Amazon.ca: Feet of Clay: Books: Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The answer to the mysteries may lie in the golems: Not-living-but-not-dead creatures made out of clay, who don't speak and always follow orders.
His handling of the golems is remarkably thought-provoking.
But don't think he's abandond his skewed brand of Discworld humor: the rebelling dwarf, the unsuccessful assassination at the beginning, Nobby's outrageous behavior and seven grandmothes, and especially a vampire with self-destructive tendencies (sunglasses tester, garlic stacker, pencil factory worker, holy water supplier).
www.amazon.ca /Feet-Clay-Terry-Pratchett/dp/0552153257   (2014 words)

 RPGClassics.com - Quotes - Terry Pratchett
Certainly, a group of people who often dress strangely, live in a world of their own, speak a specialized language and frequently make statements that appear to be in flagrant breach of common sense have nothing in common with a group of people who often dress strangely, speak a specialized language, live in...
There are lots of books in the Discworld series (over 30 now!) and there are several distinct "streams" in it, as well as some independent ones as well.
William de Worde is the Discworld's first newspaper editor, and he's got a hell of a time ahead of him.
www.rpgclassics.com /quotes/pratchett.shtml   (5247 words)

 Discworld peoples   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
According to their own history, the Nac Mac Feegle rebelled against the wicked rule of the (or possibly a) Queen of the Elves (Discworld), and were therefore exiled from Faerie.
The fearlessness of Nac Mac Feegle warriors in combat is derived from their religious belief that they cannot be killed, because they are already dead, they believe that they are in the afterlife, and that any Feegle who is killed has simply been reincarnation.
They reason that Discworld, with the sunshine, flowers, birds, trees, and things to steal and people to fight, MUST be some sort of heaven, because a world that good couldnt be open to just anybody.
read-and-go.hopto.org /Discworld-peoples   (1092 words)

 The Annotated Pratchett File v9.0 - Feet of Clay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The golem itself is a creature from Jewish mythology, a man made of clay and animated by Kabbalistic magic.
One episode in the life of the golem of Prague -- the best known of the mythical creatures -- tells that the golem was ordered to fetch water, but never told to stop, thus causing a flood.
The way the king golem is driven mad by the number of rules in its head reminded many people of a scene in Robocop 2, where Robocop is rendered useless by programming with several, partly conflicting rules.
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 Going Postal: A Novel of Discworld - Books
Home > Going Postal: A Novel of Discworld
Now I have much catching up to do, and I will love it.
One of the strongest Discworld novels to date, 2006-05-01
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 Going Postal (Discworld Novels (Paperback))
That's basically wordsmithing that this discworld adventure is about a man. A man put in charge of delivering the post.
In truth, Moist von Lipwig was secretly and discreetly "rescued" by the Patrician, Lord Vetinari, and proposed a unturndownable challenge: to become the city's new Postmaster.
Die neuen Figuren sind interessant und teilweise liebenswert, besonders über die Golems, bei denen sich ja in "Feet of Clay" eine Veränderung anbahnte, erfahre ich hier gerne mehr.
www.leichte.info /buch.php?info=0060502932   (2835 words)

 The golems are back! - www.ezboard.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
It certainly is good to get some follow up on how Dorfl's plan to free the golems through hard work and purchases is coming along.
It's more a matter of seeing how his plan is being followed through on.
There's a special golem employment agency that buys new ones when they can afford to, then has them work to pay themselves off.
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 Amazon.com: Feet of Clay (Discworld Novels (Audio)): Books: Terry Pratchett,Tony Robinson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
This is item 17 in The Discworld Series.
The Discworld: A tale of Rincewind: A list by John Jo Hayward "lampshade212"
Pratchett in order #2 (well mostly): A list by James Donihue III "one of many"
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 Feet of Clay (Discworld, book 19) by Terry Pratchett
As autumn fogs hold Anhk-Morpork in their grip, the City Watch have to track down a murderer who can't be seen.
Maybe the golems know something - but the solemn men of clay,who work all day and night and are never any trouble to anyone, have started to commit suicide...
Title: Feet of Clay: A Novel of Discworld (Pratchett, Terry.
www.fantasticfiction.co.uk /p/terry-pratchett/feet-of-clay.htm   (239 words)

 Feet of Clay - Terry Pratchett - Review - What do Golems think about?
There's a werewolf with pre-lunar tension in Ankh-morpork, a dwarf with attitude and a Golem who begins to think for itself.
But for Commander Vines, that's only the start.
The City Watch Trilogy: "Guards!Guards!", "Men at Arms", "Feet of Clay" - A Discworld Omnibus
www.dooyoo.co.uk /printed-books/feet-of-clay-terry-pratchett/114509   (246 words)

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