I'm a huuuuuge Watch fan. The characters are so well fleshed out now in the series that reading the novels is like hanging out with old friends and colleagues.
I've recently got back into the Discworld novels having rabidly tore through the (then) entire series in a few short months back in 1996 after a college friend introduced me by way of Pyramids. Must admit that there are some of the earlier novels I haven't re-read since then so will have to get round to re-aquainting myself before making a definitive choice for favourite.
That said... Anything set in AM is going to be a likely winner for me!
Oh and... hi all! Nice to be here!
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My favourite is good omens - first one of terry books I read & still my fab 20 years later! least fab.is nation but this is one of the few books I've bought that i've struugled to read - only other was Lotr..but I will get there with it
Other faves are the watch books & of course the witches!
Oh no, I find it far too difficult to pick just one discworld novel as my favourite!
I have already admitted to my top 5 novels though, so out of those I could perhaps get away with saying that my favourite is Carpe Jugulum.
There are far too many themic reasons why I love this book. I really like Agnes who is always in two minds about things without being indecisive, I like how Mightly Oats comes to realise that belief starts with the individual and the small things that one can achieve. I like how Granny overcomes the Vampyres who try to 'better' themselves and who seem to represent the modern way of living. there are so many things I like about this book that I can't think how to express all of them
Doth not a penny to the widow outshine the unconquered sun
Given that we (mostly ) seem to read these books again and again I have taken the view that my favourite could well be the one I have re- read the most and this book will therefore be the one in the worst condition.
My most dogeared is a close run thing between Thief of Time and Carpe Jugulum - then Nightwatch and then Lords and Ladies and then the fifth Elephant - but that one also seems to have been in the bath with me at some point.
No, actually, this wont do as a selection method these are my most favourite - best first
Carpe Jugulum (I ain't been vampired, you've been Weatherwaxed!)
Thief of Time
Lords and Ladies
As Death is my Favourite Character, (VERY closely followed by Granny Weatherwax) Not least because he's like Humans once were before we either got Cynical or 'Civilised',He shows his real concern for the Living as not just recipients of 'The Duty', when under attack from the Auditors, and thus shows his 'Humanity' in a way i feel we all need to do to eachother if we're to survive as a species. When I Die, I hope he shows up. I shan't be afraid then, even though i'm a Christian... Not bad for a fictional character... but then, that could be me...
I'm glad that all my problems have now Resolved down to where my next Banana is coming from...
Oh Yes! Me too Feanor! (although Atheist, not a Christian) - Reaper Man and Hogfather are the next two
My favourite bit of Reaper Man is when they are at the dance - and after their last dance Miss Flitwick says something about "thats what death does to you" and he says something like "no that's what life does to you" - I always shed a tear at how beautifully Terry puts that whole scene together - and I often re-read it just so I can have a little cry - Am I what is known around these parts as "Sad"?!