Best Book Ever?? - The Results

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Re: Best Book Ever?? - The Results

Postby RJH » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:21 pm

If I put my list it would be different, there will never be a perfect list but it does make for some interesting discussion. I like the Tiffany booksas I am a Feegle fan and not a big fan of the god books.
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Re: Best Book Ever?? - The Results

Postby DaveC » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:57 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Nightwatch was my runner up but CoM & LF wasn't rock bottom because I generally 'mitigate' them as being conceptual scene-setting books that don't deserve to be castigated for being 'poorly written' (comparatively) because they had to do the pioneering so they don't come out bottom of the heap.

I think there is something in the 'young adult' factor - I'm not a Tiffany fan either though so those books I'm biased on straight off and, because they're not going to be so 'raw', I don't rate Maurice for instance quite as much as it's not so 'gritty' I suppose?


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Re: Best Book Ever?? - The Results

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:31 pm

Well yes - Maurice is pretty cool and catty so perhaps a bad example. With Tiffany I just want to shake her the whole time for being such a bloody goody two shoes (but sulky with it) smartass :lol:
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Re: Best Book Ever?? - The Results

Postby Tiffany » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:23 pm

I love Tiffany. :angelic-cyan: :occasion-xmas: :romance-heartsmiley:
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Re: Best Book Ever?? - The Results

Postby pip » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:12 am

Interesting results :D I had Night watch first. Interesting to see the early books so low down :D
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Re: Best Book Ever?? - The Results

Postby Dotsie » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:55 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Nightwatch was my runner up but CoM & LF wasn't rock bottom because I generally 'mitigate' them as being conceptual scene-setting books that don't deserve to be castigated for being 'poorly written' (comparatively) because they had to do the pioneering so they don't come out bottom of the heap.

My thoughts exactly, although my favourite is Night Watch. I quite liked the Tiffany books though.
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Re: Best Book Ever?? - The Results

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:48 pm

Terry did say if he were to write them now they would be different, but they are both still one of my top favorites regardless of opinion polls.
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Re: Best Book Ever?? - The Results

Postby raisindot » Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:36 pm

For me, the results for the most part, align with my rankings.

TFE, my favorite, is 3rd.

Small Gods, which has moved to my top 5, is 5.

Thief of Time, also in my Top 5, was ranked lower than I'd expect.

None of the Rincewind books, all of which I hate, ranked higher than 20 and most were dead last, where they deserved to be.

My only major disagreement was that while Pyramids was appropriately ranked in the bottom 50%, it was still far too high at 24 (probably because Pooh voted 20 times. :D )
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Re: Best Book Ever?? - The Results

Postby Sister Jennifer » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:29 pm

Good list. It's no surprise that Nightwatch is at the top. I personally would rank COM & LF higher, I think they're great.
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Re: Best Book Ever?? - The Results

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:43 pm

Sister Jennifer wrote:Good list. It's no surprise that Nightwatch is at the top. I personally would rank COM & LF higher, I think they're great.

I'll look forward to your contribution in the Light Fantastic discussion then. ;)
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Re: Best Book Ever?? - The Results

Postby Sister Jennifer » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:29 am

no worries.
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