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Discworld books

Postby klaymen » Sep 30 2011, 9:55

I've started reading Pratchett's Discworld books and I'd like to ask you which one(s) to pick next?

So far I'vd finished Reaper Man, Guards! Guards!, Men at arms, Night Watch, Sourcery and Witches abroad (I didn't like this one at all).

Also since I liked books about the City Watch, are there any more books about them?

Thank you in advance.
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Postby theLuckyDragon » Sep 30 2011, 11:15

For the City Watch pick:
Jingo
The Fifth Elephant
Thud!

If you read Thud! before The Fifth Elephant you're going to spoil some details on the life of Vimes, so I recommend reading them in order.

Also, the very first books in the series are nice: The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic. I also recommend Small Gods, Mort and Eric.

From the Witches series: Equal Rites and Maskerade.
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Postby Ethric » Sep 30 2011, 20:20

I'd say the first two are the weakest, Pratchett hadn't found his stride. But not because they are bad, they just lack coherence; more a line of gags and spoofs than a proper story.

But I recommend every last book, no doubt about it. Read them in order to make it simple, or look up main themes and read those in order. There are of course crossovers, so some spoilers might occur this way.

I find it hard to recommend specifics, however, since you found a Discworld book you didn't like; you're clearly mad and sensible advice would be a waste :jester:

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Postby klaymen » Oct 1 2011, 12:04

Thanks for the replies guys. I will pick the CityWatch books first and then I'll decide for another theme.
Ethric wrote:...however, since you found a Discworld book you didn't like; you're clearly mad and sensible advice would be a waste :jester:

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Well, while it had some great moments (like the mention about use of Assassins' Guild in Genua), the story as a whole didn't interest me much. In fact, I was unable to finish the last ~30 pages for a week. Yes, I am mad :)
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