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!...Continua
Victor is a not-wizard by choice: he puts a big effort not to graduate...for the skin of his teeth, at the Unseen University in Ank morpork. But one day, as thousands of people, he is catched by the Holy Wood magic and there he goes. He meets Ginger, the Discworld version of Marilyn Monroe, Gaspode, the secretely speaking dog... and a different kind of magic. Mysteryous. And perhaps dangerous....Continua
Not one of my favourite Discworld books, but still better than I remembered it.
First appereance of Detritus! And Ponder Stibbons!
Ah, reading the Discworld in order makes sense :)