best discworld novel ever?

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Postby poohcarrot » Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:04 pm

mspanners wrote:On balance....... to date......... Jingo! :D


Oooh! MS. That's my second fave! :D
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Postby Quark » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:13 am

No worries and Pooh is right it's Nobby and Visit

Ack, sorry. I haven't read any of the Watch novels, so I don't remember the names of many of them :| I can remember... erm... Angua, Vimes, Nobbs, Detritus... That's about it. The rest of them are just names to me.
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Postby Tone The Phone » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:06 pm

This is very tricky - almost like trying to decide which of the eight records you'd save on Desert Island Discs.

But the one book that I re-read most often, aside from Good Omens, which doesn't really count, is Soul Music. Being somewhat connected (by marriage) to a musician, it speaks to me on a lot of different levels. It's also got some of the finest Pratchett puns in it. The one question I've always wanted to ask is whether Terry had the idea for the final 'Elvish' joke and then wrote the book around it, or whether it just seemed to good a joke to not to include.

I'm re-reading UA at the moment, and getting more out of it. When there's a new TP book out, I tend to devour it at one sitting and then leave it for a while before I go back and take my time over reading it again (and again, and again.)

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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:24 am

Tone The Phone wrote:
I'm re-reading UA at the moment, and getting more out of it. When there's a new TP book out, I tend to devour it at one sitting and then leave it for a while before I go back and take my time over reading it again (and again, and again.)

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I'm the same - I sometimes have to make myself low down or I read them too quickly the first time. :D
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Postby Penfold » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:42 am

I agree, I find the books get even better on the second (or third) reading. I still can't choose an absolute favourite tho', they all offer something different depending on my frame of mind at the time of reading. I can state, however, that my least favourite is Lords and Ladies (no reason that I can put my finger on, it just is).
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Postby theoldlibrarian » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:40 am

All the watch ones are amazing and there also a bit longer which is good. I like the witches but not as much as the watch. But my one favorite would have to be Unseen Academicals, which I'm now reading for the third tome since I was given it for Christmas.
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Postby Batty » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:19 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
Tone The Phone wrote:
I'm re-reading UA at the moment, and getting more out of it. When there's a new TP book out, I tend to devour it at one sitting and then leave it for a while before I go back and take my time over reading it again (and again, and again.)

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I'm the same - I sometimes have to make myself low down or I read them too quickly the first time. :D

Do you read the books whilst lying down. Tony?? How low do you get?
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:23 pm

:roll: Don't you just love these people who point out your typing errors? :P :lol:
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Postby poohcarrot » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:43 pm

I do. :lol:
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Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:48 pm

the old librarian wrote:Unseen Academicals, which I'm now reading for the third tome since I was given it for Christmas.


wow 3 readings in just over 12 days - and I thought I was a compulsive rereader :shock:
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Postby AM » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:04 pm

I haven´t read all the books so I can´t be truly fair in this questions and I also tend to think that the book I´m reading at the moment is the best one (that means that I´ve had 6 favourite books during the last 2 weeks :roll: ).

But Thief of Time, Hogfather, Night Watch, Going Postal and Witches Abroad are at the top of the list....I think :D
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Postby theoldlibrarian » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:34 am

being a compulsive reader, re-reader and spedd reader is part of my job specification. Yes I really am a librarian.
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Postby Batty » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:21 pm

Tonyblack wrote::roll: Don't you just love these people who point out your typing errors? :P :lol:

:lol: Almost as much as the people who make the errors originally! :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:28 pm

Batty wrote:
Tonyblack wrote::roll: Don't you just love these people who point out your typing errors? :P :lol:

:lol: Almost as much as the people who make the errors originally! :lol:
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Postby Havelockpick » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:30 am

Unseen Academicals.

As noted elsewhere, there something to delight in every novel but this is magnificent, magnificent, magnificent.

Reading it slowly! I don't want it to end.

The only downside is that I no longer have anyone to read it to and share in the superb imagination at work.

Far too rich for anyone to read as an introduction to the universe of TP.
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