What made you smile today? 7

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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby =Tamar » Thu May 30, 2013 12:21 am

Technically Sir Terry's first book was The Carpet People. I'd have said Strata and pretended I forgot the actual sequence, or picked one the questioner might like and done the same, unless I was really sure he was the type to keep reading because I told him they get (even) better.
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Square12 » Thu May 30, 2013 10:36 am

I thought dark side of the sun was first but either way was trying to get him onto discworld so CoM & LF it had to be.
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby raptornx01 » Thu May 30, 2013 10:47 am

Whatever works. :D

And I had to smile at the picture chilli posted in the pictures thread he credits to me. Still flattered. :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Tonyblack » Thu May 30, 2013 12:10 pm

Square12 wrote:I thought dark side of the sun was first but either way was trying to get him onto discworld so CoM & LF it had to be.

There are two versions of The Carpet People, the first one was published in 1971. Terry later went back and revised it and republished it in 1992. :)

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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Square12 » Thu May 30, 2013 12:28 pm

I stand corrected, to be honest I had forgotten about carpet people, not sure I've even read it yet
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Tonyblack » Thu May 30, 2013 12:36 pm

I've only read it once. I must go back and read it again sometime. :)
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu May 30, 2013 12:55 pm

For gawd's sake don't start him on Dark Side or Strata. I found them particularly heavy going, although you can see the germination of the Discworld in these books.
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Square12 » Thu May 30, 2013 1:05 pm

That's exactly what I thought
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby jaznbonnie » Thu May 30, 2013 5:16 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:For gawd's sake don't start him on Dark Side or Strata. I found them particularly heavy going, although you can see the germination of the Discworld in these books.


Square12 wrote:That's exactly what I thought


Ditto! :roll:
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby The Mad Collector » Fri May 31, 2013 7:51 am

I liked Strata in particular from the early books and the two versions of The Carpet People are fun especially if you compare them to see where Terry decided he could improve it without rewriting the whole thing
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Del » Fri May 31, 2013 10:05 am

Look.... if you had a good friend who said "I have never tasted chocolate" "I have never tasted wine"..... would you give them the worst wine/chocolate you could find? No.

Start them on the best book of the series according to their taste... witches, guards or even Tiffany.... hook them then if they really are hooked they will want to devour.
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Del » Fri May 31, 2013 10:08 am

But be aware... some people just don't like wine or chocolate. .. as unbelievable as that may seem to you :)
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Catch-up » Fri May 31, 2013 10:33 am

Lots of smiles this week, even though I'm still germy. We've gotten lots of good visiting time in with my sister. All I can say is, thank goodness for decongestants. :roll: Also got all our veggie plants in, planted a pot of herbs and bought some pretty, bright flowers for pots in the front yard. :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby Square12 » Fri May 31, 2013 10:44 am

He asked what was the first pTerry book but I said that he should start with CoM and LF rather than the early pre DW stuff, I also suggested a load that don't need prior knowledge of DW or centre around previously undeveloped characters
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Re: What made you smile today? 7

Postby raptornx01 » Fri May 31, 2013 11:43 am

Del wrote:Look.... if you had a good friend who said "I have never tasted chocolate" "I have never tasted wine"..... would you give them the worst wine/chocolate you could find? No.

Start them on the best book of the series according to their taste... witches, guards or even Tiffany.... hook them then if they really are hooked they will want to devour.


But, unlike with Wine and Chocolate, starting with the best book means that every book he reads after will just get worse and worse.
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