Pratchett

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Eluial Aldaran, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. Eluial Aldaran

    Eluial Aldaran A real gaydin Aes Sedai

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    I can't remember where our discussion about his stuff was, so I'll just start a new thread. He deserves one, anyway. And, apparently, Brandon Sanderson thinks his books are the highest form of literature. High praise from someone I respect for someone I respect. How awesome is that?

    Anyway, my favorites are the Moist books (Going Postal and Making Money). I also enjoy pretty much any book with Vetinari in it, as he's probably hands down my favorite character in that world. Least favorite was probably The Color of Magic.

    What do other people think? ^^
     
  2. Padron Kerenmosa

    Padron Kerenmosa Gaidin

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    I like more or less everything I have ever read by him.:p
     
  3. Toral Delvar

    Toral Delvar Archivist Gaidin

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    Ive not read Pratchett for years now but he is very clever, my favourite book was Eric.
     
  5. Ealandrelle Melyma

    Ealandrelle Melyma Aes Sedai

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    It's probably easier to talk about the books I don't like so much as opposed to the ones I do :look My least favourites are the early wizard books - so things like Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic. I did grow to like some of the "later ones" (Interesting Times sticks out a bit), but probably didn't really "get into" the wizard books until The Last Continent. Saying that, I did generally like the wizards when they popped up in other books - like Soul Music. And I really like the most recent one - Unseen Academicals.

    With the witch-centric books, I actually started with Carpe Jugulum and worked backwards - before then I'd never really managed to get into ones like Lords and Ladies or Maskerade.

    The City Guard books, I love them all. Particular favourites though are Men at Arms, The Fifth Elephant, Nightwatch, Thud and Snuff.

    The Death books again I like them all, but my favourites are Soul Music, Hogfather and Thief of Time.

    I really enjoyed The Truth and it's a frequent re-read for me. I also enjoy the Moist books, though I found Going Postal better than Making Money. The Tiffany Aching books are absolutely wonderful and I'd highly recommend them to anyone, regardless of whether they've read Discworld before or not (as I really feel you don't have to have read anything prior to Wee Free Men). Another Discworld-but-non-Ankh-Morpork novel I keep coming back to is Monstrous Regiment which is both hilarious and touching. I find it's not often mentioned in discussions of the Discworld books, but it's one which is really worth reading.

    In terms of Pratchett's other books... I really enjoyed Good Omens which he co-wrote with Neil Gaiman. It's been many years since I read his books for youngsters (Diggers etc) but I do remember liking them at the time. I'm about 2/3 of the way through Dodger at the moment and thoroughly enjoying it :)
     
  6. Toral Delvar

    Toral Delvar Archivist Gaidin

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    Finally got round to reading The Long Earth, and enjoyed it a lot
     
  7. Theolyn Maryash

    Theolyn Maryash Aes Sedai

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    Yay, Pratchett fans! :joy

    I really love every book that has Death in it (sounded a bit wrong, eh? :look) What a great way to show how chaotic people can be! :D Also, Granny Weatherwax reminds me so much of my grandma, and it's hilarious when I say something Nanny Ogg would say - and it works :lol
     
  8. Fearghall Hameldon

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    Ive read all the Diskworld books and cried when we lost him, I also cried when finishing Shepards crown. It was a farewell to a world of friends. My favorite would have to be shepards crown or small gods, but I cant think of a one I didnt love, and get lost in.
     
  9. Fearghall Hameldon

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    Oh, and as a side note, if you get a chance, either read or watch his presentation shaking hands with death, it was a moving speach about his opinions on assisted death and his struggles with alzhiemers.