How did you discover Discworld/Terry Pratchett?

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Postby Verns » Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:13 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Welcome to the site, Verns! :D

You can find the Discworld World Cup (vuvuzela free) HERE in the link in the first post. :wink:


You are a star, Tonyblack. Thank you very much.

Clearly The Broken Drum is where I should have started my search, as any member of the Night Watch could have told me...

The tournament is hard to call at the quarter-final stage - Thud! versus Going Postal was a particularly difficult match, finally won on penalties. I was disappointed that Small Gods didn't qualify from the earlier rounds, but the competition is particularly fierce.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:27 pm

I know what you mean about Small Gods - but not everyone 'gets' it on the first read. It took me a while, but it's still my favourite Pratchett. :wink:
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Postby chuckie » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:53 am

welcome to the forum Verns :)
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Postby Future Nanny » Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:33 pm

I'm new today! Thought this would be a good place to start....

I discovered Discworld at my friend's house when I was about 14, he had his first girlfriend and consequently ignored me for much of the time we spent together. I picked up Mort from his bookshelf and loved it and have been hooked ever since.

I love the later books more and I've found my favourites have changed from the Witches to the City Watch. It might have something to do with Vimes and Vetinari...they're two of my favourite characters. I can never pick a favourite book but Lords and Ladies, Jingo and Thud! are usually the ones I come up with!
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:12 pm

Welcome to the site, Future Nanny! :D
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Postby michelanCello » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:11 pm

Welcome from me too, Future Nanny! :wink:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:05 pm

ImageWelcome to the site, Future Nanny
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:32 pm

Welcome to the forum Future Nanny :D
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:39 pm

Welcome from me too :D
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Postby fords » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:58 pm

Welcome!
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Postby Penfold » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:42 am

Helloo and welcome frm me too, Future Nanny! :lol:
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Postby Future Nanny » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:16 am

Thanks for all the welcomes!
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Postby Courtjezter » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:52 pm

I was handed a well thumbed copy of Sourcery in the playground when i was about 12. What was the strangely illustrated world on the front cover of the book. I had to find out. Who knew a seventh son of a seventh son of a seventh son was a sourcerer? I didnt i had to find out more, what were the origins of this strange box on legs.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:14 pm

Erm... 8th son. :wink:

Glad you got hooked. :D
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Postby mgw42 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:42 pm

I was watching a programme quite some years ago, i think it was on bbc and was being broadcast from the eden project. Terry was interviewed and was talking about,IIRC, Reaper Man, it sounded funny so i went out and bought it. Been reading his books ever since, and i have to say i think my favourite is The Truth.


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