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12 December 2007 @ 12:03 pm
Discworld Meme  

Bold the ones you've read. Italicize the ones you're reading. Strikethrough the ones you couldn't finish. *** next to your top 5. +++ if you own the paperback. xxx if you own the hardback

1. The Colour of Magic
2. The Light Fantastic
3. Equal Rites
4. Mort
5. Sourcery
6. Wyrd Sisters
7. Pyramids
8. Guards! Guards! *** +++
9. Faust Eric
10. Moving Pictures
11. Reaper Man
12. Witches Abroad
13. Small Gods *** +++
14. Lords and Ladies
15. Men at Arms +++
16. Soul Music
17. Interesting Times
18. Maskerade
19. Feet of Clay *** +++
20. Hogfather
21. Jingo
22. The Last Continent
23. Carpe Jugulum
24. The Fifth Elephant
25. The Truth
26. Thief of Time
27. The Last Hero
28. The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
29. Night Watch *** xxx
30. The Wee Free Men +++
31. Monstrous Regiment
32. A Hat Full of Sky *** +++
33. Going Postal *** xxx
34. Thud! +++
35. Wintersmith xxx

36. Making Money
 
 
 
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Kburgunder on December 12th, 2007 08:28 pm (UTC)
Nah, I'm re-purchasing my collection, having sold all but the Night Watch tract when I left Amazon. Thank you, though!
Kburgunder on December 12th, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
There, I updated it for you :)
Jim Grahamh2so4 on December 12th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
I've heard several people say that they enjoy his writing but from the two that I read
several years ago you all can have him.

Not my cup of tea I guess. Though it is sad to here of his illness.


Jim G
Kburgunder on December 12th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
Do you remember which two you read, by any chance? I like them all, but I find that I have no need to re-read some of the tracts. I like the Night Watch tract best by far. And of them all, Small Gods is the best, which is tract-independent. It's a good acid test. If people don't like Small Gods, they're not going to like Pratchett in general, I find.
marc17marc17 on December 12th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
I saw part of the Hogfather TV movie once. Does that count?
Stray Cat: sleepyocicat on December 12th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
I read the colour of magic, and Mort. They were just okay. Didn't leave me wanting more. Maybe I'll try small gods someday.

I've also read Good Omens, which was awesome.
Kburgunder on December 12th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
In my experience, people who love Good Omens will also love Small Gods.
Sarah: Superherosarmonster on December 12th, 2007 11:10 pm (UTC)
OK, if you're gonna have Maurice on there...OK, I guess that IS a discworld book.

Damn, deflated my outrage.

Johnny & the Bomb, Only You Can Save Mankind, Johnny & the dead...
Strata
Truckers, Diggers, & Wings
....

I think Strata was the first book of his I read. I actually still have Light Fantastic and a couple other paperbacks at my Mom's with the original Josh Kirby illustrations.

-AH! But Nanny Ogg's Cookbook Isn't on there!
I gotta feel a little sorry for new fans encountering that mountain of required reading.

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Sarah: woodssarmonster on December 13th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
With that seemingly endless smorgasboard of literary candy to devour ahead of you and not having to wait for his latest...Yeah, fair enough.
fledermaus23 on December 13th, 2007 03:59 am (UTC)
I used to read them back in jr high and high school. I think I've read the first 9 or so. By the way Pratchett and Neil Gaiman wrote a book together called "Good Omens" about the Apocalypse that was rather funny.
chronivore: Panda Zchronivore on December 13th, 2007 05:25 am (UTC)
I read the first four in order and enjoyed them. Then I made the mistake of "Soul Music" it was so bad it made me ill. Physically sick in my gut.
Varnvarn_ix on December 13th, 2007 09:50 am (UTC)
All of them, except the last, which I'm just starting. Then the Bromeliad (the nome trilogy), Good Omens and Dark Side of the Sun.

Top five: Small Gods, Thief of Time, Lords and Ladies, Going Postal, The Truth.

No hardbacks in this hosue if I can help it.
Brettwakko on December 13th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
So far, I've read the first five. I plan on reading Wyrd Sisters as soon as I'm finished with a couple of other books on my to-read list.