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  • Lutz 29 Apr 2009 09:27:32 48,854 posts
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    Techno is right about Interesting Times.

    Jingo is the one with the war between Ankh Morpork and Klatch, and the island.
  • Bremenacht 29 Apr 2009 09:28:03 15,756 posts
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    I particularly like the ones that had the wizards trying to do each other in as a subplot. Or do they do that in all of them?

    Nice list. The Fifth Elephant was the last one I read (when it came out), and I'd assumed I'd got way behind. Looks like I've not got too much to catch up on.

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  • StarchildHypocrethes 29 Apr 2009 09:28:09 24,565 posts
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    I'm not a big fan of the Witches books either, but I did enjoy Witches Abroad.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 29 Apr 2009 09:29:35 24,565 posts
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    Techno Hippy wrote:
    No Interesting Times is the one with Cohen trying to become Emperor.
    Right, right.

    Yep, The Last Continent was the Australian one, as Lutz said.
  • TechnoHippy 29 Apr 2009 09:29:56 14,640 posts
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    Maybe I'm thinking of The Last Continent?

    Edit: And Good Omens is well worth a read.

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  • boo 29 Apr 2009 09:31:02 11,604 posts
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    I read 'The Colour Of Magic' some years ago. Since then I've been baffled as to how he's made a career out of writing.

    There's a fine line between 'funny' and 'crap', and Mr Pratchett is so far over the wrong side of that line he couldn't see it with the Hubble telescope.

    Go buy some Douglas Adams. Even the serious stuff like 'Last Chance To See...' is funnier than the Discworld stuff.

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  • TechnoHippy 29 Apr 2009 09:32:36 14,640 posts
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    This must be a super cooled Troll we have here :-)

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  • Deleted user 29 April 2009 09:32:37
    boo wrote:
    There's a fine line between 'funny' and 'crap', and Mr Pratchett is so far over the wrong side of that line he couldn't see it with the Hubble telescope.

    Were you trying to be Pratchett or Adams there?
  • keyboardmonkey 29 Apr 2009 09:32:41 409 posts
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    Another vote for any book involving "The Guards"

    Watch (Vimes) > Rincewind > Death

    and is this bit not
    22. The Last Continent (1998)
    The Last Hero

    Reading them in order does help a very small bit e.g. Knowing who's who e.g. how Death gets a granddaughter etc...
  • StarchildHypocrethes 29 Apr 2009 09:34:11 24,565 posts
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    There was bound to be one person with a sense of humour defect turn up in this thread.
  • Metalfish 29 Apr 2009 09:36:56 8,690 posts
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    Colour of Magic is, in my opinion, one of the worst of the series, maybe that's what our troll-tastic friend is trying to say?
  • PES_Fanboy 29 Apr 2009 09:37:00 11,648 posts
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    I often go into threads about things I don't like and then post about how I don't like them. I'm an Internet Arsehole.
  • ProfessorLesser 29 Apr 2009 09:39:18 19,349 posts
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    Metalfish wrote:
    Colour of Magic is, in my opinion, one of the worst of the series, maybe that's what our troll-tastic friend is trying to say?
    Pratchett himself has admitted that the first two were incoherent and rubbish. I agree with him.
  • Metalfish 29 Apr 2009 09:49:25 8,690 posts
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    Bill, the official joke is "it's obvious that he has alzheimer's as he's written the same book 30 times".
  • ProfessorLesser 29 Apr 2009 09:55:29 19,349 posts
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    I don't think him being in love with the world is a bad thing, nor do I require laughs from every book.

    Also, I'd like to see you write a series of 30 books in the same universe with the same characters that produces as many 'laugh out loud' moments towards the end as it did at the start!
  • PiD 29 Apr 2009 09:58:29 3,566 posts
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    Night Watch is an awesome book if you like the goings on in Ankh, I think its probably one of my favourite Discworld books.
  • Deleted user 29 April 2009 09:58:56
    I loved Rogers the Bulls. I don't think I've ever laughed as hard at any of his jokes as I did with that bit.
  • PES_Fanboy 29 Apr 2009 09:59:46 11,648 posts
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    Yeah, Night Watch is prolly my fave too.
  • w00t 29 Apr 2009 10:00:56 10,976 posts
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    I actually think his writing has become cleverer and funnier with age. I've enjoyed the most recent books more than the early ones.

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  • LeoliansBro 29 Apr 2009 10:00:58 41,865 posts
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    These are great books, fun fluff.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Lutz 29 Apr 2009 10:03:18 48,854 posts
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    Night Watch was awesome, but IMO Thud! was better.
  • Metalfish 29 Apr 2009 10:05:14 8,690 posts
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    ^This^

    Don't expect anyone to claim them classic status any time soon, but for my limited fantasy experience, they're extremely readable examples of a much maligned* genre.

    *Aforementioned experience suggests this isn't exactly unwarranted. :p
  • RetardStrong 29 Apr 2009 10:06:51 3,229 posts
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    Hmm am I the only one who really liked the ones with the witches?
  • Deleted user 29 April 2009 10:09:49
    RetardStrong wrote:
    Hmm am I the only one who really liked the ones with the witches?


    Lords and Ladies is probably my favourite.
  • w00t 29 Apr 2009 10:11:22 10,976 posts
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    Granny Weatherwax is rock hard :) I like the headmagic she does.

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  • Lutz 29 Apr 2009 10:17:13 48,854 posts
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    Headology.

    The Witches are good, but they have a week start. Equal Rites is shite, Wyrd sisters isn't great.

    Lords and Ladies, and Maskerade are awesome though.

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  • Genji 29 Apr 2009 11:43:42 19,691 posts
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    The City Watch novels were always my faves. Men at Arms in particular.

    And the Death novels are great too. Always loved Soul Music for some reason.

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  • ProfessorLesser 29 Apr 2009 11:46:57 19,349 posts
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    Lutz wrote:
    "I ATEN'T DEAD".
    /slaps wrist for getting Weatherwax wrong
  • Lutz 29 Apr 2009 11:50:17 48,854 posts
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    Meh, I've not read it for ages.

    Genji: I'd say Men at Arms is probably my fave of the Watch books too. 3rd best book in the series (After Mort and Reaper Man)
  • Pike 29 Apr 2009 12:08:17 13,431 posts
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    I think his best books might actually be his childrens books. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents in particular is brilliant. A childrens story that doesn't talk down to children and manages to be dark and intelligent while still perfectly easy to understand and enjoy, for kids and adults alike.
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