Very interesting topic here...
elvedhel wrote:i guess being the awkward git i am, what wouldnt you recommend, what would you consider the weakest of the discworld books. i see no one has mentioned eric. one of the few disworld books that seems to stand totally alone.
This strikes me because my first Discworld novel was Eric
… and I actually used to recommend it to my friends as a good book to start with
Yes - I know XD But somehow it hooked me. I guess I felt like, well, interesting landscapes, --Rincewind-- and so on (and the people I knew back then probably weren’t so much into reading anyway so I somehow hoped that a book with an amount of 160 pages simply CANNOT put them off
) But I agree, there are definitely
more suitable books for a start (though I would say it makes sense to start with one of the "classics")
As for the farmers and pharaoes and so on: I have a good friend who is theologian and to whom I gave Small Gods
for a start. He so deserves (and certainly needs…) to be confronted with a completely different point of view every now and then