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  • sirtacos 29 Apr 2009 06:25:47 7,271 posts
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    Last year I bougt "Making Money" at the airport. I loved it.

    Can anyone recommend some more? Usually I'd take the plunge and buy whatever, but the guy has put out an intimidating amount of work and I don't know where to begin.

    Gracias.
  • MetalDog 29 Apr 2009 06:32:02 23,708 posts
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    Guards! Guards! is one of my favourites.

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  • Onny 29 Apr 2009 06:33:45 5,697 posts
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    "Going Postal" is the prequel to "Making Money" and IMO it is better. One of his best, in fact! \o/
  • the_dudefather 29 Apr 2009 06:55:04 9,208 posts
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    sirtacos wrote:
    Last year I bougt "Making Money" at the airport. I loved it.

    Can anyone recommend some more? Usually I'd take the plunge and buy whatever, but the guy has put out an intimidating amount of work and I don't know where to begin.

    Gracias.

    I'm pretty much in the same boat, got 'making money' and worked from there

    as Onny said, get going postal, read it, then read making money

    What I've read of the night watch series is quite good so far

    Just finished reading Mort, which I enjoyed

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  • SirScratchalot 29 Apr 2009 06:57:42 7,872 posts
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    I'd probably say Feet of Clay, Jingo and Going Postal are my favourites. Though you might want to start with Guards Guards!. The rincewind ones are my least favourite (though still pretty favourite) of the lot, they just seem to deal way less with the world so to speak though Eric is an awesome book too.
  • Telepathic.Geometry 29 Apr 2009 07:08:17 11,278 posts
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    I think disc has it right. Read The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic first. They're the first two Discworld books, and somehow the best. You get a good introduction to the world and the people in it. :) Ah, it takes me back...

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  • Spectral 29 Apr 2009 07:09:37 4,971 posts
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    Mort is one of my favourites but tbh you can't really go wrong with any of them.
  • Deleted user 29 April 2009 07:19:30
    Theyre all the same book!
  • Tonka 29 Apr 2009 07:21:48 20,029 posts
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    Is he still writing Discworld novels?
    /Is thoroughly impressed

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 29 Apr 2009 07:57:09 10,852 posts
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    I haven't read one for YEARS but, other than the usual suspects of the Rincewind and Guards books, I was a huge fan of Moving Pictures. A quirky take on Hollywood.
  • TechnoHippy 29 Apr 2009 08:23:41 14,698 posts
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    I've found all of the enjoyable so far, but Reaper Man, Soul Music and Guards, Guards are probably the stand out ones. Personally I'd just work my way through them, they all have something to offer.

    Edit: Small Gods was another good one.

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  • Lutz 29 Apr 2009 08:49:33 48,854 posts
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    The "Death" ones, and the "City guards" ones are by far and away his best work IMO.

    Of all the discworld books that I've read (All of them except the last 3 IIRC) the only one I didn't really like was Equal Rites, which was the first Granny Weatherwax book.
  • Deleted user 29 April 2009 08:50:42
    Carpe Jugulum isn't very good.
  • Deleted user 29 April 2009 08:50:58
    Probably easier to do it that way round.
  • Lutz 29 Apr 2009 08:52:40 48,854 posts
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    Actually, Fifth Elephant was pretty shit too.
  • PES_Fanboy 29 Apr 2009 08:55:24 13,778 posts
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    I've always enjoyed the ones involving the watch the best.

    Watch (Vimes) > Rincewind > witches
  • Deleted user 29 April 2009 08:55:38
    @Lutz Hmm, one of my favourites!
  • magicpanda 29 Apr 2009 08:59:44 13,274 posts
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    Guards Guards, Night Watch and Thief of Time are the stand out ones for me.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 29 Apr 2009 09:14:55 25,431 posts
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    All of them apart from Carpe Jugulum and Jingo are excellent.

    The Guards books are the best by far, followed closely by the stand alone ones such as Pyramids, Small Gods, Moving Pictures etc.
  • Deleted user 29 April 2009 09:15:54
    I love Jingo too!

    What are you two smoking?
  • w00t 29 Apr 2009 09:18:07 11,053 posts
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    I like them all :)

    For reference:
    [code]
    Discworld
    1. The Colour of Magic (1983)
    2. The Light Fantastic (1986)
    3. Equal Rites (1987)
    4. Mort (1987)
    5. Sourcery (1988)
    6. Wyrd Sisters (1988)
    7. Pyramids (1989)
    8. Guards! Guards! (1989)
    9. Eric (1990)
    10. Moving Pictures (1990)
    11. Reaper Man (1991)
    12. Witches Abroad (1991)
    13. Small Gods (1992)
    14. Lords and Ladies (1992)
    15. Men at Arms (1993)
    16. Soul Music (1994)
    17. Interesting Times (1994)
    18. Maskerade (1995)
    19. Feet of Clay (1996)
    20. Hogfather (1996)
    21. Jingo (1997)
    22. The Last Continent (1998)
    23. Carpe Jugulum (1998)
    24. The Fifth Elephant (1999)
    25. The Truth (2000)
    26. Thief of Time (2001)
    27. Night Watch (2002)
    28. Monstrous Regiment (2003)
    29. Going Postal (2004)
    30. Thud! (2005)
    31. Making Money (2007)
    32. Unseen Academicals (coming October 2009)[/code]

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  • TechnoHippy 29 Apr 2009 09:20:39 14,698 posts
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    boabg wrote:
    I love Jingo too!

    What are you two smoking?

    Jingo was the one based in the Discworld's version of Australia?

    If so, that one was great, I liked how he invented marmite :-)

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  • Deleted user 29 April 2009 09:21:29
    Jingo was the 'middle eastern' one.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 29 Apr 2009 09:22:47 25,431 posts
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    No that was Interesting Times I think.

    Jingo was the one about war.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 29 Apr 2009 09:24:02 25,431 posts
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    A new hardback Discworld novel has been my one consistent Christmas present over the years.
  • Lutz 29 Apr 2009 09:24:59 48,854 posts
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    The Last Continent was the Australia one. not great.

    Jingo > Full of win.
  • ProfessorLesser 29 Apr 2009 09:25:42 19,352 posts
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    Bill Door wrote:
    I've got them all in hardback from Eric onwards but haven't read Monstrous Regiment onwards yet.
    Monstrous Regiment is my favourite after Night Watch and appears to be quite under-rated in this thread!

    The only ones I would actually count as boring, though, are the first 3 Witches books (Masquerade was before Lords and Ladies, right?).
  • w00t 29 Apr 2009 09:26:15 11,053 posts
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    I would also say that his non-Disworld stuff is OK to great too.

    Strata and Dark Side of the Sun are sci-fi he wrote before the Discworld and are slighly shaky, but show the same sense of humour. And Good Omens (written with Neil Gaiman) is really good.

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  • TechnoHippy 29 Apr 2009 09:26:16 14,698 posts
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    No Interesting Times is the one with Cohen trying to become Emperor.

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  • w00t 29 Apr 2009 09:26:59 11,053 posts
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    I like that one. Old barbarians are the most dangerous barbarians :D

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