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Which TP book next?
1 The Colour of Magic 1983 Rincewind Came 93rd in the Big Read. 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
2 The Light Fantastic 1986 Rincewind 7%  7%  [ 2 ]
3 Equal Rites 1987 The Witches, The Wizards 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
4 Mort 1987 Death Came 65th in the Big Read 14%  14%  [ 4 ]
5 Sourcery 1988 Rincewind, The Wizards 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
7 Pyramids 1989 Miscellaneous (Djelibeybi) British Science Fiction Award winner, 1989[5] 7%  7%  [ 2 ]
8 Guards! Guards! 1989 The City Watch Came 69th in the Big Read 35%  35%  [ 10 ]
11 Reaper Man 1991 Death, The Wizards Came 126th in the Big Read 7%  7%  [ 2 ]
12 Witches Abroad 1991 The Witches Came 197th in the Big Read 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
13 Small Gods 1992 Miscellaneous (Omnia), The History Monks Came 102nd in the Big Read 10%  10%  [ 3 ]
17 Interesting Times 1994 Rincewind, The Wizards 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
18 Maskerade 1995 The Witches 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
23 Carpe Jugulum 1998 The Witches 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
25 The Truth 2000 The Ankh-Morpork Times, 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
26 Thief of Time 2001 Death, Susan Sto Helit, The History Monks, The Witches 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
28 The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents 2001 A YA 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
29 Night Watch 2002 The City Watch, The History Monks 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
31 Monstrous Regiment 2003 Miscellaneous (Borogravia), The City Watch, The Ankh-Morpork Times 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
34 Thud! 2005 The City Watch Locus Award nominee, 2006[12] 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
36 Making Money 2007 Moist von Lipwig Locus Award winner 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 19:33 
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Aye, then if you want to start with Discworld books I’d probably go with Guards! Guards!

Small Gods is excellent, but also pretty weird from what I remember.


So much of it was reused as the plot to American Gods :-)

Small gods is basically 'gods are what you make of them' along with 'dont trust organized religion' and 'who is top god now might not be later'

It does not rely on you knowing anything at all about discworld at all and other than DEATH (and a short guest spot by the Librarian (OOK)) none of the characters are in the other books.

Guards Guards is another excellent starting point but it then leads onto so many more (and although its good I think its probably one of the weakest 'watch' stories)

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett
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Mimi wrote:

Not on audible, but I’ve got the first two (Truckers, and Diggers) so I’ll give those a listen then get the third if I’m enjoying them, then I’ll come back for more advice :D


I enjoyed Truckers. It was lighthearted but touched on a lot of human problems/disputes. I know there are a lot of very strong Pratchett fans out there, and I know these are not his ‘main’ books, and maybe for younger (?) readers, so I hope this doesn’t offend anybody, but the writing in truckers reminded me a bit of a cross between Ronald Dahl and Douglas Adams. A mix of the cheery, slightly removed conversational turn of phrase of Adams, with the character and situational stylings of Dahl.

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett
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Yeah the Bromeliad trilogy, Johnny and the..., The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, and the Tiffany Aching series are all for the younger reader. I started with Lords and Ladies reading it next to a river in Wales when a young teenager. Bliss.

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett
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Hellooooo again.

Ok, so I read the Bromeliad trilogy and enjoyed them in a sort of Roald Dahl way. Then I listened to Small Gods and I loved it. Really really loved it.

So, should I listen to the other one next (Guards, Guards!) If I liked Small Gods muchly?

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett
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Guards! Guards! is thoroughly excellent. Yes, do so.

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett
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Cool, thank youp.

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett
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Guards! Guards! is also the start of one of the long running series (around the city watch) so if you enjoy that there is a chain you can go through featuring a lot of the same characters

Small Gods is one of my favorites and although the ideas recur a lot you never really hear of Brutha or Omnia again.


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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett
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zaphod79 wrote:
Guards! Guards! is also the start of one of the long running series (around the city watch) so if you enjoy that there is a chain you can go through featuring a lot of the same characters

Small Gods is one of my favorites and although the ideas recur a lot you never really hear of Brutha or Omnia again.


Cool. Though a shame about Brutha, because I liked him.

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