So, you've discovered Discworld...

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Re: So, you've discovered Discworld...

Postby InfernoOrangeSS » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:20 pm

Tonyblack wrote:It occurred to me that many of the new members joining here have only just discovered Discworld and Terry's books. Maybe you've just read one and wanted to know more. Or you found the experience so intense, you wanted to share your experience with other junkies. :lol:

I must confess that, as someone who has been following the series right from the start, it's a bit difficult for me remember what that experience of reading Discworld for the first time is like.

So - a few questions for new readers:

1. How did you come to read your first Discworld book?
2. What was your first Discworld book?
3. Will you read more?
4. Which one do you intend to read next?
5. If you didn't start with Colour of Magic, how easily did you find it to get into Discworld? Did you feel that some background knowledge was necessary?

I just registered when I found this site today, so I hope you don't mind me answering.
1. My wife is a huge Discworld fan and got me into it by saying how good they are.
2. Hogfather was my first, because I had watched the movie, thanks again to my wife.
3. I will read them all! I adore his style and wit!!
4. I am currently reading Wyrd Sisters, so the next will be the next book in order. (After Hogfather, I decided to read them all in order of publication.)
5. I think Hogfather stands on it's own, and explained the Discworld adequately enough for me. I think when I get to it again, I will understand it a bit better. I did feel there was some background missing when I read it, but as I get closer to it, I am seeing some of what I overlooked when I originally read Hogfather.

Love the site!
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Postby michelanCello » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:27 pm

Welcome, TugstenGT! I'm sure, you'll like it here - I do. :wink:
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Postby sheilaj » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:09 pm

I got hold of Equal Rites after it was Book of the Week on Women's hour.
I have read them all. NISM?
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:19 pm

Welcome from me too, TungstenGT! :D

sheilaj wrote:I got hold of Equal Rites after it was Book of the Week on Women's hour.
I have read them all. NISM?

Sheila, I remember reading that Terry was most surprised to be on Woman's Hour. He suspected that they thought his name was "Terri". :lol:
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:02 pm

Welcome to the forum TungstenGT :D
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:13 pm

Welcome TungstenGT :D
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Re: So, you've discovered Discworld...

Postby BatrickPatrick » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:03 pm

1. How did you come to read your first Discworld book?

My brother had a copy of Colour of Magic he never read ('twas a gift) and it looked lonely so I did for it.
That kinda answers question two and five as well :D

3. Will you read more?

Yeah - I've read everything so far apart from Thief of Time which I skipped and I'm now saving it as a buffer, just in case >.>

4. Which one do you intend to read next?

I'm going to re-read Night Watch I think.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:22 pm

Welcome, BatrickPatrick! :D
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Postby michelanCello » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:29 pm

Welcome from me too! :D
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:30 pm

Welcome to the forum BatrickPatrick :D
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:36 pm

Welcome, BatrickPatrick. :)
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Postby Penfold » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:08 pm

Hellooo and welcome from me TungstenGT and BatrickPatrick! :D
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Postby BatrickPatrick » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:31 pm

Thanks for the welcomes :D
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:24 pm

Almost missed you there,Welcome to the forum TungstenGT :)
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Postby sheilaj » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:18 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Welcome from me too, TungstenGT! :D

sheilaj wrote:I got hold of Equal Rites after it was Book of the Week on Women's hour.
I have read them all. NISM?

Sheila, I remember reading that Terry was most surprised to be on Woman's Hour. He suspected that they thought his name was "Terri". :lol:


well yeah but,not having dwarves in Roundworld, i think the beard was a bit of a giveaway :lol:
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