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Terry Pratchett

Discussion in 'Author Discussion' started by martinj73, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. velocipede2288

    velocipede2288 New Member

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    Terry Pratchett's Diskworld novels are very humorous. I have 8 of his books and several that I have read from the library. to discover him for the first time is like finding gold.
     
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    So true, and the lode runs deep indeed. I've been reading Pratchett for 20 years and am never disappointed with anything of his that I've read.
     
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    I haven't found any new Pratchett's in the library lately, so will hve to search Amazon again. They never fail to cheer me up.
     
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    I am glad to hear from velocipede again and since I usually like same kind of books I will pick up one of these Terry Pratchett novels next time I work library.
     
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    For those posting to/following this thread, what are your favourite Pratchett books? I've read all the Discworld ones, barring Carpe Jugulum (always been saving this one for a rainy day). My favourites include Maskerade, Going Postal and Lords and Ladies. Oh, and Night Watch was very good, though quite dark at times for a Discworld book.

    I've also found his latest books to be very strong also - Making Money was so spot on given the current global banking fiasco, and Unseen Academicals a very touching read that dealt with the whole idea of progress and change in a very interesting way. Not to mention they were hilarious in Pratchett's usual manner.
     
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    I have read all of the Discworld novels, with the exception of the juveniles, and have been reading his work since the series began. I've read some of his other works, including the Diggers trilogy, but he is certainly his most inventive in his own universe.

    In my opinion, he is the best fantasy author alive today, bar none. :)
     
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    Just finished Mort. Since I'm reading the Discworld novels all out of sequence I was a bit spoiled (this is essentially the backstory to Reaper Man and Soul Music), and you can tell that Pratchett is still working out some of the details both on how the Discworld works and his own voice, but it's still a great read.
    As a big fan of DEATH (who isn't?), it's hard not to love a book where he starts getting real character depth. Really, this one has most of what I love about the Discworld; Ankh-Morpork corruption, DEATH, just enough helpings of Unseen University, and a clueless newbie thrown into the middle of it and having to work it all out for himself. Plus, obviously, tons of fun. :star4:
     
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    I only recently began reading Terry Pratchett, perhaps 2 months ago, and i got so hooked, i read almost every Discworld novel; I skipped the juvenile ones, like the Tiffany Aching books, and one or two of the Witches books, as i found those three characters slightly annoying, but i will read them at some point...

    Have to say my favourites are the Night Watch books, and I absolutely love the character of Death, and by extension Susan... LMAO i swear... And i like Rincewind of course, in fact i almost quote him now - "I am afraid of the ground, not heights, as its the ground that kills you".
     
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    [-]Faust[/-] Eric is an early Discworld novel, and it shows. While it's a lot of fun, it still suffers a bit from being obviously a satire of our world rather than a story set in the Discworld - yeah, there are always some very obvious parallels, but this parody of Faust that takes on the Aztecs, the siege of Troy and a few other things just comes across as... a wee bit unimaginative. That said, Rincewind and the Luggage kick ass, and I love the version of hell that's presented here. And by "love" I mean "find far more scary than the traditional one". :star3:
     

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