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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:22 am

That's the good thing about Terry's books - not only can they be read over and over, but they actually get better the more you read them. :)
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Postby tubby167 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:03 pm

As my first foray into TP books, Small Gods is and always will be my favourite. I'm torn between the Witches and the Guards series for second choice.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:09 pm

Small Gods is my favourite too - although I didn't think much of it on the first reading. Oddly enough, I've generally found that with Terry's books the ones I wasn't sure of end up being my favourites.

The ones I thought were side-splittingly funny when I first read them, haven't held my attention so much in later readings. :)
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Postby Straw Walker » Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:43 pm

What a difficult choice! At first I thought 'Equal Rites'. Who can forget their first meeting with Granny W.:shock: Then 'Guards! Guards!', the evolution of the watch.javascript:emoticon('8)') But I think the great political thriller 'Interesting Times' just edges it in the end. :)
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Postby Tiffany » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:07 pm

I am enjoying Maskerade at present. :)
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Postby silverstreak » Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:42 pm

Nope,still can't pick one.
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Postby Ogg » Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:25 pm

sweeper wrote:I find myself drawn to GOING POSTAL and MAKING MONEY, i think it has something to do with the way Moist von Lipwig (not Lipvig) just seems to be able (in the subtlest way possible) to put up the longest middle finger on a short person( well, i imagine him to be a short person) that you will ever see, stick it right up the **** of the sanctimonious big wigs and break it off at the same time as rubbing the idiots face in the fact that he has just flouted the law and got away with it because of "THE ANGEL on his shoulder" :lol: Other than that i have to admit that apart from the two of them i can't put a finger on a favourite as it happens to be the one i have just finished re-re-re-re-re-reading!!!!

Wow! I couldn't agree more sweeper. Going Postal is one book I'd like to have signed as I'm a long serving postman myself (loved and understood all the in-jokes), it calls to something within :) Making Money, despite grossing me out with the Cosmo/finger thing is slowly climbing the ladder of favourites I must admit.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:09 pm

I liked Going Postal a lot and I was ex post office, but I really can't enjoy Making Money. Terry has done a good job on it and the parodies with real life are excellent, but it's nowhere near as good as Going Postal.
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Postby Tiffany » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:03 pm

Having finished Carpe Jugulum, I am now reading Going Postal.
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Postby bitbosk » Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:22 pm

All great for different reasons. My favourite is Jingo, because it combines the humour and political satire so well. Perhaps it should be part of the curriculum & perhaps someday we can stop history repeating itself!
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:55 pm

bitbosk wrote:All great for different reasons. My favourite is Jingo, because it combines the humour and political satire so well. Perhaps it should be part of the curriculum & perhaps someday we can stop history repeating itself!
Nice thought! Actually you'd think we'd start looking at history and say - hey this has happened before. Welcome to the site bitbosk. :D
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Postby Dotsie » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:27 am

Hi Bitbosk!

Have decided to re-read them al in order. This might be a bit of a chore - the older books are so different I'm not sure I would like them if I read them now! :oops:

But since I can't remember a lot of what happened early on, I need to refresh my memory. Especially if Esk is coming back.
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:40 pm

welcome to the site bitbosk :)
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Postby Tiffany » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:56 pm

Hi & welcome here, Bitbosk. :)

I have finished Going Postal, am now on Making Money.

I did like the character Esk. Should be good if she & Tiffany get into the same book.
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Postby Lest » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:32 am

Man just one favorite??? This is going to take some consideration!!!

Ok, the first one i read was Reaper Man... Still love all the Death Books (and Windle Poons and the other wizzards)...

Another fave of mine has to be Theif of Time as like Susan's straight talking sarcastic manner..... As well as the hair brained time theories of Lut Say.....

Also recently read Pyramids.... You B*stard is so funny.... I've often said that languages would be easier if we used numbers instead of letters!!! ;o)

But think my fave (at the moment) has to be Hat Full of Sky... the Mac Nac Feegles are so funny..... and of course the odd relationships between the wirches is always good!!!!

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