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Postby John1 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:30 pm

I was wondering how did everyone start reading Discworld Novels? I Started with Interesting Times which was a great novel. I really liked the events of the novel and I also liked the reappearance of Rincewind after the events of Eric.

What did everyone else start with, how did you start the series ?
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Postby Quark » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:57 pm

I initially picked up Thief of Time from my local library - drawn by the impressive hardback size - but lost interest fast. I probably wasn't in quite the right mindset for Discworld. Some months later, I am ashamed to say I was properly introduced to the Discworld via the 'Colour of Magic' movie, and promptly made up for it by getting my mitts on Hogfather and The Truth. :)
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:00 pm

A friend of mine said Terry Pratchett was great so I picked up Feet of clay from the library and am hooked ever since :wink:
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Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:00 pm

Hi John1 and welcome

There's a thread on this topic here
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Re: How did you start

Postby Batty » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:11 pm

John1 wrote:I was wondering how did everyone start reading Discworld Novels? I Started with Interesting Times which was a great novel. I really liked the events of the novel and I also liked the reappearance of Rincewind after the events of Eric.

What did everyone else start with, how did you start the series ?

I started with the Prologue on Page 7 (CoM) ...
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:46 am

Hello everyone (waits for crowd to reply) *gives up and rambles anyway :) *

My name is Tina, and I am hopelessly addicted to books. It started when I was transferred to public school in third grade. I really, truly, never plan to stop being a *gasp* bibliophile. :oops:
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Postby mspanners » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:05 am

Picked up a copy of the Colour of Magic in my local Public Library which was in the SciFi section by mistake and was hooked and had to read the follow up book when it came out............. could not believe the ending where the Hero was about to Die!!

Then missed Equal Rites and read Mort paperback on the Beach in Weymouth one Summer and just had to read them all after that................. :shock:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:50 am

Kept seeing the posters for Going Postal. Bought the paperback, and was somewhat confuzzled.

Then a very nice poster on the BBC boards told me what order to read them in, and I've been hooked ever since.
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Postby DaveC » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:02 pm

:?: Bouncy Castle - Have you always have the awesome Buffy quotte as your signiture? Love Tabula Rasa - much forgotten by people as it comes right after once more with feeling. :D
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Postby Dotsie » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:27 pm

Do all fantasy/sci fi series have an episode called Tabula Rasa? Just a thought.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:29 pm

Dave.

Yes, I have. Tabula Rasa is my favourite episode. Always makes me laff.

Of the Angel series, Smile Time is my favourite. Gotta laff when Spike has the fight with puppet Angel!! "You're a bloody puppet". :lol: :lol:
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Postby superfurryandy » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:30 pm

DaveC wrote::?: Bouncy Castle - Have you always have the awesome Buffy quotte as your signiture? Love Tabula Rasa - much forgotten by people as it comes right after once more with feeling. :D

I've known her for a while, and she's had the bloody thing for aaaaaaages. :)

A friend tried to turn me on to Discworld early on, after the first four books, but it didn't take. Then my missus bought me 'Sourcery' for a birthday and I loved it - by that time Terry had written up to 'Pyramids' so I had a fun time catching up, then settled into the waiting game for Discworld fun evry 6-12 months.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:53 pm

Harumph.
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Postby DaveC » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:18 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Dave.

Yes, I have. Tabula Rasa is my favourite episode. Always makes me laff.

Of the Angel series, Smile Time is my favourite. Gotta laff when Spike has the fight with puppet Angel!! "You're a bloody puppet". :lol: :lol:


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Postby BatrickPatrick » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:09 pm

'My nose comes off...'

Angel becomes a lot more better when Spike's in it. And 'more better' is perfectly grammatically correct.
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