So, you've discovered Discworld...

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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:13 am

Hi there BenB and welcome! :D

You're in for a real treat.
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:38 am

Welcome to the forum BenB! :D
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:46 pm

Welcome :D
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Postby BenB » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:45 pm

Thanks guys! :)
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Postby rose2 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:14 pm

I've only been reading them for about two months but I've already got through 15!

1 I went to see a play of Guards! Guards! A friend of mine was playing lady Ramkin.
2&4 I started with the colour ofmagic so no ploblems there!
3 I intend to read them all as soon as I get hold of copies.

I'm getting through them too fast! I'm scared I'll finish the sries too quickly!
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Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:25 pm

Well at that rate you still have about 4 months to go if you include all the books not just pure Discworld :D

I started with Light Fantastic when it first came out, although at that time Terry was just something to read rather than a collectable and I think I gave away, or swapped, my early books. Oh well you win some, you lose some :roll:

Hope you enjoy them as much as I have over the years :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:35 pm

rose2 wrote:I've only been reading them for about two months but I've already got through 15!

1 I went to see a play of Guards! Guards! A friend of mine was playing lady Ramkin.
2&4 I started with the colour ofmagic so no ploblems there!
3 I intend to read them all as soon as I get hold of copies.

I'm getting through them too fast! I'm scared I'll finish the sries too quickly!
Don't worry about reading them too fast. You won't pick up everything on one reading anyway. These books demand to be reread. :wink:
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Re: So, you've discovered Discworld...

Postby jinjin5000 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:08 am

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?


1. I was introduced it by tutoring class few years ago. I bought almost every single discworld book since then (other than lords and ladies I believe- Satisfied with my collection right now and including Good Omens and last hero book)
2. Hogfather. I started with mid-Death series. I got interested and second book I bought were whatever looked interesting and i actually didnt read color of magic til months after I started buying. I remember buying reaper man as my second book along with Guards Guards and Mort.
3. Of course. Terry Pratchetts my Favorite Author
4. Snuff because Watch series is my favorite (Death series and Watch are the best for me. After that comes with Rincewind/ Wizard series)
5. I found it awesome because of the humor. I was scared at the book length at first but I found liking to it and finished it at no time.

Im not british btw
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Postby swreader » Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:27 am

Welcome, Jinjin! :) You have what will be, I think, a life-long process of reading and re-reading Pratchett. In some ways I envy you, but on the other hand, many of Pratchett's works (especially the later ones) require multiple readings. He puts so much, so very much in them.

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Postby jinjin5000 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:00 am

swreader wrote:Welcome, Jinjin! :) You have what will be, I think, a life-long process of reading and re-reading Pratchett. In some ways I envy you, but on the other hand, many of Pratchett's works (especially the later ones) require multiple readings. He puts so much, so very much in them.

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thx for warm welcome!
Ive yet to read i shall wear midnight though. :/ Wish it comes here earlier on my local Borders/barnes (US here)
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Postby pip » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:56 am

Its been reading them a fair while but still fun to remember.


1. How did you come to read your first Discworld book?
My friend was addicted to pratchett and kept pestering me to try but I was always that bit too busy. Then for christamas about eight years ago I got four Discworld books and thought it would be rude not to Give it a go. Now its a sad Christmas without a Pratchett Book under the tree
2. What was your first Discworld book?
I started with Thief of Time. I had been given Colour of Magic but I was writing a dissertation on Death Imagery at the time and this seemed appropriate.
3. Will you read more?
Read em all. Reread em all. Will reread em all. Its like meeting up with an old friend.
4. Which one do you intend to read next?
I'll make a trip to the book shelf and see which grabs my eye. I think I'm in a watch humour so possibly one of that series.
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 find it very easy to get in despite the starting book.
Sometimes it was even fun reading a book and something sudenly dawning on you or a subtle joke coming back to your mind.
Overall I did stick to some form of order but not rigidly
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:21 am

jinjin5000 wrote:
swreader wrote:Welcome, Jinjin! :) You have what will be, I think, a life-long process of reading and re-reading Pratchett. In some ways I envy you, but on the other hand, many of Pratchett's works (especially the later ones) require multiple readings. He puts so much, so very much in them.

Come join our discussions.


thx for warm welcome!
Ive yet to read i shall wear midnight though. :/ Wish it comes here earlier on my local Borders/barnes (US here)
Welcome to the site! Not too long to wait for I Shall Wear Midnight in the US. :wink:

You do know that Snuff is still very much in production? I suspect we have quite a long wait in store for that one. :?
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:28 am

Welcome to the forum jinjin5000 :D
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Postby ghostsecurity28 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:57 am

]1. How did you come to read your first Discworld book?
to be honest I just thought as I was waiting for a couple other series of books to bring out the next one, and sorry to say bless him there may not be many more discworld books to be released when things get difficult and have noticed the tv shows and discworld items in the past thought give it a go !!!

LOVE THEM LOVE THEM LOVE THEM

2. What was your first Discworld book?
I was order orientated so colour of magic was my first.

3. Will you read more?
Yes Yes Yes absolutely addicted :)

4. Which one do you intend to read next?
Carpe Jugulum is my next one, sitting ready to go in my work bag :)

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 started with colour of magic, my brother started on wintersmith !! he wants to read more , his life is a little hectic at the moment though :( I think everyone who looks at a discworld book knows deep down inside what its about and people really don't need much background to read them. just its another world :D
And in Heather's case, there were sometimes Third Thoughts and Fourth Thoughts, although these were quite difficult to manage and sometimes led her to walk into doors
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:30 am

I love reading these. :D
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