what is your top three discworld books?

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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:26 pm

@Pooh, It's in my top 5 though. :)
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:33 pm

40% are mad now! :lol:
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Postby pip » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:34 pm

we knew he was already :roll:
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Postby Om(nomnom) » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:05 pm

Harrrrrrd indeed. :D


I'd say Thud, The Fifth Elephant and Reaper Man.
(Followed closely by Witches Abroad and Going Postal. )

...and Nightwatch

...and Jingo

...and The Truth

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...and Feet of Clay

and Guards, Guards!

and Pyramids

and Thief of Time

Help me! I can't stop!!! <-- See, three urinating dogs! I'm going nuts.

...and Men at arms

...and The Last Hero

and of course all of the Tiffany Aching stories.
Strangely enough, I'm not so fond of the Rincewind Books anymore, though they are still enjoyable, of course.
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Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:15 pm

Interesting to see Witches Abroad so soon in that list Om(nomnom), it doesn't often get rated that high. I like it a lot for a quick read when I don't need to concentrate on what is going on, just go with the flow..
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Postby Om(nomnom) » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:56 pm

Maybe it's the lighthearted mood and the colourful pictures and atmosphere it puts in my head. (Of course there are some darker elements, too.)

And I absolutely LOVE the Wizard of Oz part. Cracks me up every time along with many other parts. :lol:

Also the roadmovie feel and passing by different locations. (Which I find very fitting, here. )

I feel like I might start reading it again. :D

Out of the witches books I'd put Carpe Jugulum second, but I have to say, despite loving the witches, I wouldn't put the other books high in my list, now that I look at them. Especially Masquerade and Wyrd Sisters. (The latter perhaps because I never read MacBeth and Masquerade because it has very little rereading value for me.)
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Postby janet » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:25 pm

So that would be a good excuse to go off and get acquainted with the Scottish play and why not become familiar with the Phantom of the Opera while you're at it 8)
My favourites change but Reaper Man, Maskerade and A Hatful of Sky would currently be top of my list.
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Postby Om(nomnom) » Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:30 am

The Phantom I know, it's just that I can't relate much to maskerade and while I'm generally very "good" at forgetting details and beeing excited and surprised by them again when rereading a book after a while, this doen't happen with maskerade. But of course a large part comes down to personal taste, too, seeing that it is in your top three. :)
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Postby author3 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:39 am

Mine are
Feet of Clay
Eric
and Mort
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Postby pip » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:19 am

Have you read the illistrated version of eric or just the novella. book seemed to be missing something without the artwork
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Postby The Mad Collector » Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:31 am

pip wrote:Have you read the illistrated version of eric or just the novella. book seemed to be missing something without the artwork


yes there was. The artwork was missing :wink:
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Postby Penfold » Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:00 pm

My top three change all the time, but my number one is generally the book I am (re)reading at the time (currently Night Watch). :lol:
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Postby stonecoldstu316 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:58 am

My 3 would have to be...Hogfather, Wyrd Sisters and Witches Abroad.....

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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:45 am

Blimey! Another Worthingite. :D Welcome to the site, stonecoldstu316!
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Postby ChristianBecker » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:54 am

Hi Stonecoldstu.

My favourites would be (for now):

Small Gods
Thud!
Hogfather
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