How did you discover Discworld/Terry Pratchett?

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Postby ladyramkin » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:02 am

When my granddaughter Jess was two, she was taken into hospital very poorly. Mum and Dad went with her and I was left to look after the baby. Once I'd got her to sleep, I was desperate to read something to take my mind off the worry. On Mary's bookshelf I found Wyrd Sisters.
Happy endings all round. Jess made a complete recovery and I was permanently hooked. I wrote to Terry to thank him for getting me through this difficult time and he wrote the most delightful letter back. What a man :D
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Postby Dotsie » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:23 am

Aaw I'm so pleased she got better (and that you picked such a great book :wink: ) :D
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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:25 pm

I found my brother's copies of Feet of Clay and Hogfather. The first time i gave up after a few pages. That was when i just turned 7. I tried again at 8 and got hooked by the next year. I joined here after i turned 13 cos of the age limit. I just thought i might join up and didnt post for about half a year. Then i gave pooh a headache :lol:
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Postby poohcarrot » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:36 pm

Only one? :?
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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:53 pm

As far as i know of :lol:
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Postby Penfold » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:52 pm

Ponder Stibbons wrote:Then i gave pooh a headache :lol:
Poohcarrot wrote:Only one? :?
Ponder Stibbons wrote:As far as i know of :lol:


Yes it was only one! A verrry, verrry loooong one! :lol:
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Postby manicmama » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:27 pm

Mid 90s, running a small store in Torquay, almost an hour on the train each way from Exeter, bored mindless by the journey, and looking for something to read that wasn't graffiti. A speedy trip into WH Smiths, and I came out with Mort. Sniggered so much all the way home that people began to move away from me in the train carriage, and have been hooked ever since. It would be hard to name my favourite book, as it changes with each read, but in the main it's probably Hogfather. Or Nation. Or Lords and Ladies. Or Men at Arms...
Our local library here in NB has all Pratchett fiction filed in the Teen Fiction area. Not sure what to make of that..
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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:58 am

Yay! Another hogfather fan!
:D And they wonder why we're so weird :lol:
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Postby Mr Glease » Fri May 07, 2010 6:02 pm

I was eight years old and in a video game store in 1997. I didn’t have a clue what game I wanted so I judged the games by their cover. Maybe it was fate or just my good luck but I was intrigued by a game that had a picture of a turtle chasing a wizard in space. I took a risk and asked my dad to buy the game. 13 years and 27 novels later I’m still counting my lucky stars that I made that decision.
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Postby Polly » Sat May 08, 2010 12:53 pm

i started with Good Omens about 20yrs ago which i still have and is about ready to glued/nailed/ sellotaped back together again.

Next book in the local book store was Eric but I didn't let it put me off and have been a fan ever since.

My poor hubby has to put up with giggling in bed, spontaneous outburst of "listen to this bit..its so funny"....and mountains of books, maps, pins and posters in the house.

:D :D :D
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Postby Zebbo Mooty » Wed May 12, 2010 4:54 pm

I too started with Good Omens when it first came out and still love the book today (can't remember how many times I've read it...) and then discovered the Discworld straight after and now I have all of Pterry's works including a first issue of "The Unadulterated Cat".

I am nearing the end of "The Unseen Academicals" and I'm loving every minute of it :)

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Postby Tonyblack » Wed May 12, 2010 5:07 pm

Zebbo Mooty wrote:I too started with Good Omens when it first came out and still love the book today (can't remember how many times I've read it...) and then discovered the Discworld straight after and now I have all of Pterry's works including a first issue of "The Unadulterated Cat".

I am nearing the end of "The Unseen Academicals" and I'm loving every minute of it :)

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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed May 12, 2010 5:09 pm

Welcome Zebbo :D
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Postby chuckie » Wed May 12, 2010 6:42 pm

Welcome to the forum Zebbo :)
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Wed May 12, 2010 6:59 pm

Welcome Zebbo Mooty :D
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