Thread: Discworld/Terry Pratchett
My favorite books are the ones with the night watch of Ankh-Morpork, especially Night Watch and Jingo. My favorite characters are Vimes, Carrot, and Vetinari, most of the time in that order. And the first quote that always comes to my mind? “There’s a saying that all roads lead to Ankh-Morpork. At least, there’s a saying that there’s a saying that all roads lead to Ankh-Morpork. And it’s wrong. All roads lead away from Ankh-Morpok; some people just walk along them the wrong way.”
Carrot is one of the best characters, with his single sided view on the world, and his friendship, or at least respect that he gets unasked, with the whole city.
Some of the rarer characters in the book, that i really like, are the Nac-Mac Feegle clan( correct my spelling) Wee Mad Arthur, Cohen and Death.
I'm also partial to the food vendor who shows up in all the books with similar names relative to the nation he resides. You really don't want to know the ingredients in that sausage on a stick, let alone eat it.
Thats C.M.O.T. Dibbler your thinking about Grondy. Yeah...those sausages are LETHAL!!
Dibbler, Carrot, Vimes, Vetinari, DEATH, WHO ONLY SPEAKS IN CAPITALS, the funny little guy who sweeps the temple, many more, not forgetting 'The Luggage'.
I wasn't quite as impressed with Going Postal as I was with the previous books but I still enjoyed it.
The Watch is better, anyway. Much deeper characters… probably the deepest books are all the Watch after the first one, Witches Abroad, and Reaper Man…
I liked Monstrous Regiment and was expecting the end. Going Postal was okay, but I had trouble visulizing the piles and piles of unsent mail, but I did like the 'send a thief to catch a thief' simile. I'm trying to hold out for the paperbacked Thud. Is it about the Assassin's Guild (the sound of a sap on the head of a sap) or the Advertiser's Guild (the sound of an idea going over like a lead balloon.)
Small Gods is one of my favorites.
Actually...i LOVE all of them. Some parts more or less, but there's something in everyone of them that is special and makes me want to read them!!!
I've read almost all of the Discworld books. I've enjoyed some more than others. The first Granny Weatherwax book I read was Equal Rites. She has grown on me since then, esecially after readying Witches Abroad, Lords and Ladies, and Maskerade. Granny is now one of my favorite characters. I epsecally liked the bit near the end of Makerade where Granny says (sorry, I don't remember the exact quote) something about Black Aliss being the meanest nastiest witch there ever was, and about being able to spit in her eye and kick her a**. You have to love Granny.
Have to agree,love Granny's attitude to life in general! Love Pratchett, particularly liked the truth and wish that William De worde turned up as more than a bit player in the other books. I also love any Sam vimes books as the interplay between him and Lord V is great too. Strangely enough I found the series slow to get going, but have become more and more involved. As a science teacher I also enjoy the attitude to sciece in the books, gives me a good laugh!
I have never read Pratchett, Kafria. If I was to read one book, which one would you suggest?
well, i would suggest the Wee free men trilogy
I LOVE Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, so, so much good......
Otherwise my favorites are:
Wee Free Men series