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Terry Pratchett

Postby delby » Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:23 pm

I absolutely love the discworld series anyone else tried them
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Postby Ada » Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:56 am

Yes, it was a couple of years ago and only the following four:
    The Colour of Magic
    Witches Abroad
    Maskerade
    Feet of Clay

I know there are many more but I sort of lost interest. The novelty must have worn off. The more I read, the less funny they seemed. However they couldn't have been too bad since I read more than one!
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Postby Monsoon » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:03 am

I know there are many more but I sort of lost interest. The novelty must have worn off. The more I read, the less funny they seemed. However they couldn't have been too bad since I read more than one!

Pretty much sums up my feelings aswell, i seem to spend more and more time looking for something funny in a phrase when all along it was just wording.
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Mort
Eric
Pyramids (did not like)
Reaper Man
Lords and Ladies
Going Postal
While a tiger eyed its prey and an eagle raged in a thunderous sky a river of darkness fell upon a burning sun and the wolf cried tis a time to die, thus did the angels weep as power and triumph in those golden eyes did creep.


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Postby Penitent » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:28 am

I agree with all of you. It appears to be one of those never ending series that have lost it’s focus. I have read a couple and I’m probably done with it. Unless any of you can recommend a really good entry to the series.
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Postby delby » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:09 pm

Well I love Tezza and its always best to start at the beginning but my faves are always the guards series which monsoon hasnt tried and ada started with the third , the main charachter Sam Vimes is addictive. I hope you might try again .
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Re: Terry Pratchett

Postby E-Hoog » Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:27 am

Terry Pratchett is brilliant, but there's a key to enjoying them and that is: never read more than one at a time.
His novels are ideal books for in between more 'serious' books, like WS. I read the first three Pratchett's in a row and got tired of it. Then after half a year I gave it another go and was once more startling everybody in my train compartment by laughing out loud like a madman. My favourite two are Guards Guards and Moving Pictures.
The only criticism I have is that some parts of the plot are too 'vague', where you think: 'What on Earth(or Discworld) is he on about?'
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Re: Terry Pratchett

Postby delby » Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:15 am

haha
what on diswcworl is he on about you nailed it mate lol



i dont think even tezza knows
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Re: Terry Pratchett

Postby TeeKay21 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:44 am

I have tried to read Terry Pratchetts books on several occasions but have been unable to get more than a few pages into them....With the exception of MORT. I finished reading Mort the same day I picked it up and to date it is one of the funniest books I have ever read. The whole concept of death having an apprentice tickled me.
I hope his illness is in remission for a long time to come as I know there are plenty of people who enjoy his work.
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