So, you've discovered Discworld...

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Re: So, you've discovered Discworld...

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:00 pm

You have a lot of treats to look forward to. Welcome to the site. :)
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Re: So, you've discovered Discworld...

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:12 pm

As above. :)
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Re: So, you've discovered Discworld...

Postby nantonaku » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:48 am

1. I read series after series of fantasy books so I was just looking through the shelves at the library and saw them - I avoided them at first because they had silly, non-fantasyesque names like Making Money and because the 1st book in the series was never on the shelves but eventually I tried them - I ended up just buying the first one.

2. The Colour of Magic

3. Of course!

4. I'm halfway through Making Money and I am thinking of reading Mort, Equal Rites, or Pyramids next - I want to read the first book or 2 from each storyline before I delve too deep into any of them. Please tell me which of the 3 you liked best.

5. N/A
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Re: So, you've discovered Discworld...

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:30 pm

Welcome to the site, nantonaku! Of the three books you mention there, I would prefer Mort I think. But I like the other two as well for different reasons. :)
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Re: So, you've discovered Discworld...

Postby =Tamar » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:03 am

Pyramids isn't actually the start of a series, it's one of the standalones. That is not a reason to ignore it - I'm rather fond of it myself. If you want to start one of the storylines, Mort is a good choice, though I think the strongest "starter" book is Guards! Guards! Have you found the Reading Order Guide for the storylines?
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Re: So, you've discovered Discworld...

Postby Mixa » Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:22 am

The book that really hook me to Discworld was ‘Equal Rites’ and the Witches became like a family to me, but I also think one of the best books to start with Discworld is G!G! (and then with all the other books of the Watch because they are really catchy and their evolution is amazing).

You choose, but don’t worry because any DW choice sure it’ll be interesting. ;)

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Re: So, you've discovered Discworld...

Postby EsmeWeatherwax » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:32 am

Hello everybody,

Brand new member here, so a tiny introduction is in order ;)

1. How did you come to read your first Discworld book?
My bf has the whole series, and nudged me into reading them. So I have someone to blame my addiction on ;)

2. What was your first Discworld book?
To own: a friend gave me a copy of Wintersmith when it first came out. She figured I'd like it. But having not read anything of the Discworld then, I had a bit of a 'What the heck is this?' feeling and stopped reading after 20 pages or so. Until bf persuaded me to start reading from the beginning. So; first book to have read: Equal Rites.

3. Will you read more?
Of course! That's a silly question! :P And once I'm done I'll probably start over! Or, possibly re-read my favourites (Feet of Clay, Maskerade and Men at Arms for now) first again, and then start over. I'll skip the Rincewind ones, as he just annoys me to bits :)

4. Which one do you intend to read next?
I'm reading them in publication order for now. Just finished Making Money, so it's now on to Thud! I think?

5. If you didn't start with Colour of Magic, how easily did you find it to get into Discworld? Did you feel that some background knowledge was necessary?
Before I started reading the series (properly, not my half-baked attempt at Wintersmith ;) ), I'd seen The Colour of Magic/The Light Fantastic and The Hogfather tv adaptations. So no introduction was needed.

That's it for now. See you around :)
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Re: So, you've discovered Discworld...

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:50 am

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Re: So, you've discovered Discworld...

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:57 pm

Welcome to the forum, Esme. :mrgreen:
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Re: So, you've discovered Discworld...

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:09 pm

Welcome to the forum Esme, you seem to having a lot of fun :D
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Re: So, you've discovered Discworld...

Postby Penfold » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:59 pm

Hellooo and welcome Esme. :D

EsmeWeatherwax wrote:3. Will you read more?
Of course! That's a silly question! :P And once I'm done I'll probably start over! Or, possibly re-read my favourites (Feet of Clay, Maskerade and Men at Arms for now) first again, and then start over. I'll skip the Rincewind ones, as he just annoys me to bits :)

I've been reading the books more or less since the beginning and still find new insights and references that I missed on previous occasions, so a re-read (or several) is well worth the time. :D

I don't know which Rincewind books you've tried but the first few are very different to what comes later with the evolution of the Disc. Personally, I enjoyed them all but prefer the 'Rincewind series' from Eric onwards. :D
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Re: So, you've discovered Discworld...

Postby EsmeWeatherwax » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:01 pm

Thanks for the welcome, all ^_^

Penfold wrote:Hellooo and welcome Esme. :D

I don't know which Rincewind books you've tried but the first few are very different to what comes later with the evolution of the Disc. Personally, I enjoyed them all but prefer the 'Rincewind series' from Eric onwards. :D


Let's see, CoM and TLF of course. Those were ok. :P I managed to finish Sourcery (barely), but I completely skipped Eric and Interesting Times. I tried, though. I really did! But they just didn't grab me. Strangely enough I did quite enjoy The Last Continent. And The Last Hero was a bit in between, for me.

So for the re-read I think I'll focus on the Watch and Witches series first. :) Or the Wizards, as I have a soft spot for Mustrum (and not just because of my forum name... ;) ).
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Re: So, you've discovered Discworld...

Postby raisindot » Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:11 pm

EsmeWeatherwax wrote:Let's see, CoM and TLF of course. Those were ok. :P I managed to finish Sourcery (barely), but I completely skipped Eric and Interesting Times. I tried, though. I really did! But they just didn't grab me. Strangely enough I did quite enjoy The Last Continent. And The Last Hero was a bit in between, for me.

So for the re-read I think I'll focus on the Watch and Witches series first. :) Or the Wizards, as I have a soft spot for Mustrum (and not just because of my forum name... ;) ).


Welcome to the forum, Esme! I'm there with you about the Rincewind books. He's a one-note character, and little better than a straight man to all the eccentric characters that show up in his books. There was just nowhere to go with him in terms of character development, so you can see why Pterry relegated him to cameo appearances after The Last Continent.
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Re: So, you've discovered Discworld...

Postby EsmeWeatherwax » Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:38 am

raisindot wrote:
Welcome to the forum, Esme! I'm there with you about the Rincewind books. He's a one-note character, and little better than a straight man to all the eccentric characters that show up in his books. There was just nowhere to go with him in terms of character development, so you can see why Pterry relegated him to cameo appearances after The Last Continent.


Thank you for the welcome, raisindot :)
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Re: So, you've discovered Discworld...

Postby jujub33 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:27 am

1. How did you come to read your first Discworld book?
- I actually can't remember. I've known about the series for quite a while, I saw promos for Discworld: The Trouble With Dragons in a GamePro magazine back in the 90s. Around 2006, I started searching Discworld books and decided to begin reading them.

2. What was your first Discworld book?
- The Color of Magic

3. Will you read more?
- Yes

4. Which one do you intend to read next?
- It's been a while since I've read the series, so I'm planning to re-read it from the beginning.

5. If you didn't start with Colour of Magic, how easily did you find it to get into Discworld? Did you feel that some background knowledge was necessary?
- I think it depends on where you are in what arc, but other than that I can't see why anyone would have trouble starting with books that weren't TCoM. I've actually recommended a friend of mine to start with Equal Rites or Mort.
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