What is the most interesting in Terry Pratchett's books?

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What is the most interesting in Terry Pratchett's books?

Postby Jane Doe » Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:44 pm

Why do you read this books? I like it, because Prachett has great sense of humour. And you?
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Postby Dotsie » Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:51 pm

He writes with intelligence and wit, holds a mirror up to life etc etc, and he makes me wet myself laughing :lol:

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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:29 pm

Welcome Jane! :D

I like the way Terry writes about human beings. It doesn't matter if they are trolls, dwarfs, vampires or anything else - they are still recognisably human with all their problems and failures.
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Postby Penfold » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:56 pm

ImageWelcome to the madhouse Jane.

I started reading the books very early on in the series and enjoyed the laugh out loud humour. Over the years, I have grown to appreciate the more satirical and philosophical side to his work.

He also has the ability to satirise taboo subjects (such as sexism, racism, religion, etc) without causing offense. In fact, when I first read TCOM and TLF, I was surprised that I not only found his references to HP Lovecraft's works to be very funny, but that I didn't have to take my literature quite so seriously! (I would have fitted in well with the 'hang anyone who criticizes LoTR' brigade in those days).

Mind you, I think you'll find a diverse range of answers when the others get around to this thread. Terry seems to offer different things to different people.
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Postby theoldlibrarian » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:43 am

Welcome to the site although I am relatively new myself:) Terry Pratchett has a beautiful understanding of how the universe works. He understands people, geology and quantum maechanics and of course is the one of the greatest satirical writers of all time.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:25 pm

He makes me laugh with his style of humour. :D hope you enjoy your time on the forum as we all do. :)
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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:38 pm

His books are the funniest things I ever read, he talks with intelligence about life and most of all about people, he writes about intelligent funny brave women, he writes about how bad prejudices are without making too much a fuss out of it, and he touches serious arguments with a wonderful touch! :D
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:07 pm

welcome to the site jane doe :)

i read the books because i enjoy them :D
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:16 pm

And welcome Jane :D

As for Terry - like they all said above, but mostly what Chris is saying, his books are all a sheer pleasure to read and that's what counts in the end :wink:
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Postby Havelockpick » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:08 am

The vaulting imagination.
Brilliant observations through the mouths of characters.
The twists on language, literature, history, mythology, fairy stories, customs, aphorisms, science.
Verbal and situation surprises.
Just one example: the name of Death's horse.
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Postby Moist von Lipwig » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:09 am

He always makes me laugh and makes great plots, very interesting to read. It's very uncommon talent to keep reader with the book almost 24/7.
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