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Postby John1 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:39 pm

I was wondering what are your top five favourite Discworld novels and why you like them. Obviously I like them all but here are my top 5 favourites.

1. Reaperman, it has Wizards, Death, and Reg Shoe.

2. Nightwatch, it has City Watch, Time Travel and Lu Tze.

3. Witches Abroad, it has Fariy Tales and Witches.

4. The Last Continent, this one has Aussie, Rincewind and Wizards.

5. Interesting Times, it has Rincewind, Cohen and it was fun in certain parts of it.

If you can't name your top 5, how about your top 3? I was originally going to ask what your top 10 were but some members might find it hard to name their top 10.
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Postby mystmoon » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:11 pm

Oh, tough one thinking of just 5! Umm, in no order

1. Thief of Time
2. Monstrous Regiment
3. Witches Abroad
4. Thud!
5. Interesting Times
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Postby BatrickPatrick » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:57 pm

In no order:

-Night Watch
-Lords and Ladies
-Going Postal
-The Truth
-Mostrous Regiment

I'll probably think of a better list and have to come back and change it later xD
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Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:34 pm

Also in no order

Thief of Time
Lords and Ladies
Witches Abroad
Night Watch
Wee Free Men
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Postby raisindot » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:01 am

My Top 5, in order:

1. The Fifth Elephant
2. Thud!
3. Thief of Time
4. Lords and Ladies
5. Hogfather

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Postby BatrickPatrick » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:03 am

I might swap Going Postal for Carpe Jugulum...They've got style and fancy waistcoats...
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Postby Tiffany » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:48 pm

I like most equally, but my more, most favourites are..
Equal Rites, Monstrous Regiment & all the Tiffany books.
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Postby poohcarrot » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:51 pm

Thief of Time
Guards Guards
Soul Music/Amazing Maurice/Witches Abroad
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Postby Penfold » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:42 pm

In no particular order;
    Small Gods: because of the way it questions religious 'values'.
    Reaper Man: because Death is one of my favourite characters.
    Jingo: because I consider it one of the best anti-war/anti-racism books written.
    Guards! Guards!: because it's the first in the 'Guards' series, and for the 'Dirty Harry' references.
    Wyrd Sisters: because it's the first in the 'Witches' series (with Nanny and Magrat) and for the parody of Shakespeare.
Nothing too profound for the reasons, I'm afraid, and my list does tend to change from time to time depending on my mood. :D
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Postby DaveC » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:16 pm

Can't comment yet as I am only as far as The Truth at the moment.

Favourite so far is MEn at Arms, :roll: I think, so hard to choose, sometimes feels like one epic long book as I've been reading them one after the other since CoM. :oops: :D
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Postby fords » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:23 am

In no particular order:

Night Watch
Guards! Guards!
Going Postal

I've just realised I have a possibly unhealthy obsession with the Watch...
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Postby Addams » Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:16 am

Tough one indeed.

1 - Reaper Man - Simply one of the best book ever written.
2 - Guards! Guards! & Men at arms
3 - Going Postal - Moist is really an interesting character and the story is hilarious.
4 - Soul Music - Susan, nuff said.
5 - Tiffany's books - Awesome read.

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Postby » Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:44 pm

cant pick top 5, all of them bar nation which isnt a discworld book and i still havent finished
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Postby ghostsecurity28 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:30 am

I must think very carefully here I am only as far as number 18 but so far my top 5:

1= guards guards
2= small gods
3= the colour of magic
4= the light fantastic
5= reaper man :D
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Postby nijntje » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:37 am

1=Night Watch
2=Thief Of Time
5=Guards Guards.

I always imagine Sam Vimes as Clinth Eastwood...hehe
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