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

Moderators: Jason, Toothy, Tonyblack

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?
Jane Doe
New member
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:34 pm

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:

Welcome to the site Jane Doe :D
What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!
User avatar
Dotsie
Member
 
Posts: 9413
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:07 am

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.
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
User avatar
Tonyblack
Moderator
 
Posts: 29018
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

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.
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
9
User avatar
Penfold
Member
 
Posts: 7227
Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:59 am
Location: Worthing

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.
It is not enough to succeed, others must fail
-Gore Vidal
User avatar
theoldlibrarian
Member
 
Posts: 342
Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:24 am
Location: Dublin, Ireland

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. :)
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
User avatar
Who's Wee Dug
Member
 
Posts: 14880
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Stirlingshire, Scotland

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
Did I miss anything? :D

and Welcome Jane!!!
User avatar
CrysaniaMajere
Member
 
Posts: 1863
Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:16 pm
Location: italy-genova

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
measuring intelligence by exam results is like measuring digestion by turd length
User avatar
chris.ph
Member
 
Posts: 8678
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:52 am
Location: swansea south wales

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:
"Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” George Bernard Shaw
User avatar
Jan Van Quirm
Member
 
Posts: 10591
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:07 pm
Location: Dunheved, Kernow

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.
Old too soon, smart too late.
Havelockpick
New member
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:58 am
Location: Holderness

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.
User avatar
Moist von Lipwig
New member
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:28 am
Location: Ankh-Morpork


Return to Discworld novels

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests