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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2006, 10:35:57 am »
Hmmm, I never thought about it like that before. Pretty much all the books with the University faculty are commentary on the scientific and academic establishment... the students always building something in the squash court and the senior members ignoring them and eating big dinners.
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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2006, 09:09:47 am »
very true.  the guys at Geekson made a very good point that Pratchett started out as Fantasy spoof but is now a satire, commenting on various human going ons.  Rincewind is definitely his travel guide who allows him to poke fun at the foreigners.  God bless that weird, beardy man. -leeman

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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2006, 02:52:21 pm »
Yeah. The Last Continent and Interesting Times are two of my favorites for that reason. Meat Pie Floater :P
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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2006, 03:03:50 pm »
1. Thief of Time
2. Small Gods
3. Hogfather
4. The Last Continent
5. Carpe Jugulum

It's hard to rank them but Thief of Time is definitely my all time favorite, the concept of real Death by Chocolate is ace!
Oh, and Weatherwaxing... Great!

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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2009, 11:57:51 pm »
There are a couple of Discworld topics perhaps there should just be an all emcompassing for discussion I figured I'd bump this one for my post. Anyway while on Vacation I took some discworld with me (and bought the zombie survival guide while I was on the road) Anyway i grabbed Colour of Magic, Wryd Sisters and Night watch. Night watch blew me away I couldn't put that one down. I'm going to read the rest of the watch stories now on that I almost wish I started at Guards Guards, In anycase I love Night watch. Colour of Magic wasn't anything special Wyrd Sisters was pretty good as well.

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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2009, 03:26:50 am »
Wyrd Sisters (and a few books either side of it) is about the point where Discworld transitions from just being a series of rather sloppy fantasy novel parodies to being more of its own animal.

The colour of magic is indeed pretty naff, but I'm surprised you liked Night Watch without having read any of the other City Watch books. I suppose its not that bad because most of the cast of the book is new characters.
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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2009, 06:30:24 am »
Man. I have Good Omens lying around unread somewhere. I guess I should go read it.
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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2009, 04:33:01 pm »
1. Good Omens
2. Guards! Guards!
3. Men at Arms
4. Night Watch
5. Soul Music

Good Omens is the only one that's elevated from the rest. I like most of the Discworl books. He's been sliding lately though, too much rehashing.  :-\  Vimes is the favourite char though, imagine George Clooney or Hugh Laurie in that role!

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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2009, 10:42:01 am »
While Night Watch remains my favorite Discworld, I think Good Omens was better.
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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2009, 10:35:09 pm »
Is there any particular order I should read discworld in?

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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2009, 06:17:59 am »
Not really, but try to read the earlier ones first where the city watch or the witches are concerned.
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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2009, 08:02:59 am »
I read Mort first. I think it's a good starting point.
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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2009, 08:48:32 am »
Might actually be a good idea to start with the first ones so you can watch the series get dramatically better and the change in tone isn't too jarring.  :P
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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2009, 10:36:22 am »
Found this.

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Re: Top 5 Terry Pratchett
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2009, 12:14:11 pm »
Hm... It's really hard to choose ONE favourite discworld novel...
My top 5 would look like this: (But the order might change daily in my head :P)

1. Going Postal
2. The Last Continent
3. Night Watch
4. Carpe Jugulum
5. The Truth

It really hurts me, that in a "top 5" there's only space for 5 novels :(