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Offline Kid Dogg

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Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« on: January 07, 2006, 03:57:59 pm »
Just thought I'd throw up my top 5 Terry Pratchett books

1. Night Watch
2. Thief Of Time
3. Moving Pictures
4. Soul Music
5. Good Omens

If you like fantasy books with a sens of humor try Terry Pratchett



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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2006, 04:41:21 pm »
Night watch :P. I dont think thats the best

1. The Last Continent
2. Moving Pictures
3. Hogfather (Mr Teatime :D)
4. The Truth ( ing!)
5. oh wait... shift good omens up to number 1
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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2006, 02:56:57 pm »
I don't really have a top five, although my favourite so far would have to be Mort. ;D

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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2006, 09:30:28 pm »
Well the only ones of read are Sorcery, Eric, Interesting times and The Last Continent.

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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2006, 05:00:07 am »
One-- Good Omens (it shall always be #1)*
Two-- Small Gods
Three-- Mort
Four--Thief of Time
Five- Everything starts to blur into one big fifth favorite





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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2006, 04:23:19 am »
1. Night Watch
2. Reaper Man
3. Goin' Postal
4. Eric
5. Interesting Times

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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2006, 11:23:09 am »
I had really high expectations for Good Omens, since I love Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's works, but the ending just really disappointed me... I guess I was expecting it to end in an entirely different way. The witch hunter was an awsome character though, I wish they would give him a book all of his own. =)
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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2006, 03:11:42 pm »
I assume you mean Shadwell and not Newton. "hoor of babylon!"
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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2006, 10:27:01 pm »
1. Definitely Night Watch
2. Reaper Man
3. THUD!
4. Uhh... ermmm... I'm not sure after this. I love them all!

I haven't read Good Omens yet, but a lot of you says it;s good, I'll go pick it up.
The next Pratchett book I will read might be The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents.
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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2006, 02:25:05 pm »
Good omens= a squillion times better than Maurice. Dont waste your time with maurice, its not that great. Good omens is the greatest book Ive read in ages.
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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2006, 08:53:29 pm »
Krakow Sam is kinda right. The distinct lack of cursing among other things kinda muffles the flavor in the 'Children's Discworld' books. At least that's how I see it as far as I've read.

(The Children's series being Wee Free Men, Maurice, and A Hat Full Of Sky I think.)
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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2006, 06:22:35 pm »
I have to disagree. Amazing Maurice was one of the darkest discworld books I read.  I read it all in one go and it was one of the coolest and creepiest reading experiences.  Don't discount it just because it's for children.  Children are disturbing little people with sharp teeth. -leeman

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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2006, 08:51:33 pm »
Amazing Maurice was one of the darkest discworld books I read.

That's a discworld book? Eh, I guess I've read one then.
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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2006, 08:16:48 am »
I'm a big fan of Pratchett's work, I have to say, however, that I honestly detest the stories following those three Witches. The Night Watch or Ridcully/Rincewind are the best ones. Sam Vimes is just a brilliantly well done character in my opinion, and Detritus' "Piecemaker" ballista/crossbow is fantastic. Reminds me of a D&D Campaign where one of my companions had 26 strength and carried around a heavy ballista with thunderbolts in it. Fun times.
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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2006, 08:50:21 am »
The Witch books are certainly not my favourite but they have some great characters in them.  Maskerade is my favourite of them mostly because I love musicals.  Pratchett uses his books for commentary now and whereas Vimes is his platform to talk about social and political issues, the Witches are his way of commenting on literature and aspects of pop culture.  How he deals with the elves in Lords and Ladies is so amazingly creepy and cool and if you've read/seen Midsummer's Night Dream, is even better.  They are very dependent on the audience being familiar with what they are spoofing and that is probably their biggest drawback.  -leeman