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Postby theoldlibrarian » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:35 am

I'm a big fan of the Discworld novels and a new member of this site

Going Postal, Making Money and Pyramids have all won various awards but I prefer many of the Watch and Witch books? which haven't won so many awards.
Is it just me or are the prize-winning books less enjoyed by Discworld fans? and if not why?
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Postby poohcarrot » Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:49 am

Hi theoldlibrarian

Firstly, I never knew that Pyramids, Going Postal and Making Money had won awards. I knew Maurice had.

Secondly, I personally love Pyramids and Going Postal, but Making Money just leaves me cold.

But I also love the Watch books and the Witches books and as far as I'm concerned they too should have won prizes too.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:00 pm

Pyramids was in fact the first of his Discworld books to win a literary award - go HERE to see the rest
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Postby Batty » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:08 pm

Welcome, theoldlibrarian!

I love Making Money & Going Postal, so am happy that they achieved the recognition that they deserved.

The greatest reward that Terry can achieve is for people to love and laugh at his books, and appreciate his skill in writing them! Awards are just yet more objects that will need dusting!!

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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:33 pm

Welcome from me as well - and I didn't know Pyramids had won an award either. :shock:
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Postby Dotsie » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:48 pm

Unless some info is missing, GP didn't win anything but Making Money did - wierd :?

Good to see that Night Watch won something though, so there's the recognition the watch deserves :D

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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:01 pm

Welcome to the forum theoldlibrarian :D

Wikipedia is accurate as always Pyramids won the British Science Fiction Award :wink:
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:05 pm

welcome to the site oldlibrarian
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:39 pm

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Postby theoldlibrarian » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:14 pm

my mistake, going postal did not in fact win an award but was nominated for 2. You guys are right we should read and enjoy his books not bothering about whether or not they won awards.
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Postby lyn » Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:33 am

I liked Going Postal.
but I think my favourites are the witch's books and the ones with Susan in them - Soul Music, Thief of Time, Hogfather. have I left any out? I think they're the only ones Susan was in.
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