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Postby SwordfishTrombone » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:23 pm

I'm 27 and finally catching on to the Discworld :)

So far I've read Sorcery, Mort and Pyramids.

Pyramids was the best of those three with Mort not close behind. Didn't quite enjoy Sorcery as much, not sure why though.

Tonight I start Wyrd Sisters, and will then read the rest in order. Is this a good idea?
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:59 pm

welcome to the site swordfish trombone :)
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:28 pm

Hi SwordfishTrombone, is there a reason why you missed out the 1st three, The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic and Equal Rights, but it would be Ok to do that as you suggested.
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Postby raisindot » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:32 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:Hi SwordfishTrombone, is there a reason why you missed out the 1st three, The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic and Equal Rights, but it would be Ok to do that as you suggested.


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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:44 pm

Welcome SwordfishTrombone. :)
Reading them in order is not necessary story wise.Most books can be read on their own, but I prefer to read them in their order to see how the characters change as people and the background of the things they have been though up till that point.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:54 pm

Welcome from me too! :D
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Postby Teppic » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:58 pm

Reading them in order is absolutely not necessary, but reading them in a completely random order would certainly confuse me.

Check this out:
http://www.lspace.org/books/reading-ord ... ide-20.jpg

I did each story arc in order. Snuff goes after Where's My Cow.
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Postby spideyGirl » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:04 pm

Welcome SwordfishTrombone!

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Postby meerkat » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:10 pm

WELCOME Swordfish Trombone,
Regarding Sourcery, I think Terry might have been warming up for the Discworld as we read it today. The books get better (except for Monstrous Regiment which is one of my not-favourites!) but at least Rincewind was in it! :lol:
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Postby RJH » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:30 pm

Greetings and welcome glad you have seen the light and discover the awesome world that is the Discworld.
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Postby SpyViolette » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:40 am

Welcome! I'm fairly new as well.

Personally I prefer to read them in story order rather than publication order. I'm nearly finished with the Watch series, and then I plan to start the Death books. But of course it's up to you. That's just how I like to do it.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:06 pm

SwordfishTrombone wrote: Pyramids was the best of those three .........


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Postby DaveC » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:11 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:
SwordfishTrombone wrote: Pyramids was the best of those three .........


Oh Pooh, where art thou? :lol:


:lol:

Welcome SwordfishTrombone, :D

BTW, Pooh was our resident Pyramids lover.
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Postby PyscoFalcon » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:24 pm

Welcome.

You'll love all the books on the Watch and I find it's easier to understand and enjoy reading those ones in order as certain characters change.

Don't forget to read Small Gods tho - best book out there IMHO :D
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Postby Penfold » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:14 pm

Hellooo and welcome Swordfish. :D

Personally, I would recommend reading the books in order. That way you get to see the way the World, and Sir Terry's style, evolves over the years.
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