Discworld may have ruined other books for me!

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Discworld may have ruined other books for me!

Postby -justin- » Sat May 11, 2013 9:15 pm

So I recently finished reading all of the Discworld novels. Needless to say, I loved them, and now I have a new favorite author. For the last week I have been unable to get into any new books or authors! I guess it is time to start rereading Discworld :shock: Not that that is a bad thing ;)
It really is a testament to the series and Sir Terry that after thirty nine books I am ready to go through it all again.

Happy reading all!
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Re: Discworld may have ruined other books for me!

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat May 11, 2013 9:40 pm

There is always the short stories to read and Discworld related ones. :mrgreen:
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Re: Discworld may have ruined other books for me!

Postby Square12 » Sat May 11, 2013 9:43 pm

Strata is worth a read, you get to see the possible seed of the idea for dw but my fave pTerry book is still good omens!
If you can fill the unforgiving minute,
With sixty seconds worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a man my son.
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Re: Discworld may have ruined other books for me!

Postby Tonyblack » Sat May 11, 2013 9:57 pm

And you'll discover all sorts of things that you missed when you read the books the first time. :D

I think a lot of us have been in the position you are in now.
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Re: Discworld may have ruined other books for me!

Postby =Tamar » Mon May 13, 2013 7:11 pm

Sir Terry's books have certainly raised my standards for fiction of all kinds.
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Re: Discworld may have ruined other books for me!

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue May 14, 2013 8:11 am

I agree with Tony, second time around is often better as you can spot the early hints as to where the story is heading and just get so much more out of the books.
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Re: Discworld may have ruined other books for me!

Postby TwoShotTino » Tue May 14, 2013 8:14 am

You spot a lot more subtle humour the second time around too
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Re: Discworld may have ruined other books for me!

Postby Antiq » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:09 pm

TwoShotTino wrote:You spot a lot more subtle humour the second time around too

So true. I'm on my third time round, and I'm still finding little things I missed.
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Re: Discworld may have ruined other books for me!

Postby =Tamar » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:45 pm

Have you found lspace.org yet? There are Annotations, and a link to the Discworld wiki page with more annotations.
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Re: Discworld may have ruined other books for me!

Postby =Tamar » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:08 pm

Your mileage may vary (YMMV), but I find that after rereading all the books, going back and rereading the early ones shows me the seeds of the elements brought out in greater detail later on. All the basic world-view that is what keeps bringing me back - it's there right from the beginning. :dance:
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