So, you've discovered Discworld...

Moderators: Jason, Toothy, Tonyblack

Postby DaveC » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:55 am

turnipician wrote:1. How did you come to read your first Discworld book?
At age about 13, whilst discussing my love of Douglas Adams with a friend he recommended Discworld. 14 Years later I had the urge to read a good fantasy so finally did it this autumn.
2. What was your first Discworld book?
I started at the beginning with COM and LF
3. Will you read more?
Just finished Equal Rites which I enjoyed a lot, he definitely improved his writing technique. I'm gonna do it in chronological order (advised by this forum).
4. Which one do you intend to read next?
Have just planned my train route to the library which has Mort for after work.
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?
NA


Welcome turnipician (if I haven't said that already!).

Cool story, almost the same as mine and you're only just older than me! (27 in April). Glad you are doing the cronological thing like me, it's really rewarding. :D
Adventures of a Film Geek - My Blog

Check out my short film!

"Dude, this thing claims I have mail. Dude, now I'm reading it."
This Is...
User avatar
DaveC
Member
 
Posts: 3731
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:35 am
Location: Portishead, UK

Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:48 pm

Welcome turnipician :D
“We are all in the gutter,but some of us are looking at the stars.”- Oscar Wilde
User avatar
ShadowNinjaCat
Member
 
Posts: 3673
Joined: Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:01 pm
Location: South Africa

Postby turnipician » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:52 pm

thanks guys, am enjoying Mort right now, it has a similar vibe to Equal rites I feel (young apprentice unsure about their calling) so far anyway, although Granny was unsure in equal rites, not Esk. I get the feeling people don't like Equal Rites much on here, why is this or will I not understand until I've read more?
turnipician
New member
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:48 pm

Postby deldaisy » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:07 pm

Welcome and Salutations Turnipican. Oh the joy of having so many books left to read. Enjoy.
User avatar
deldaisy
Member
 
Posts: 8032
Joined: Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:04 pm
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Postby chuckie » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:24 pm

Welcome Turnipician. :)
It's not that we don't enjoy the earlier books, we tend to feel that the later books are better. For example, i've just started rereading Sourcery again which i wouldn't do if i didn't like it.
Susan did an unusual thing and listened. that's not an easy task for a teacher.
User avatar
chuckie
Member
 
Posts: 727
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:42 pm
Location: Corby

Postby turnipician » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:52 pm

chuckie wrote:Welcome Turnipician. :)
It's not that we don't enjoy the earlier books, we tend to feel that the later books are better. For example, i've just started rereading Sourcery again which i wouldn't do if i didn't like it.


I see, this makes me all the more excited for what's the come!
turnipician
New member
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:48 pm

Postby Antiq » Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:09 pm

1. How did you come to read your first Discworld book?
My daughter nagged me into it, fortunately

2. What was your first Discworld book?
I think it was Mort, or maybe Reaper Man, and DEATH continues to be my favourite character.

3. Will you read more?
God yes!!

4. Which one do you intend to read next?
Whatever I can get my hands on.

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?
Very easy.
No, not at all. Mr Pratchett is very good at continually explaining linking elements, I love him for that.
Carpe Jugulum
User avatar
Antiq
Member
 
Posts: 1187
Joined: Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:46 pm
Location: Ireland

Postby james.a.vivian » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:47 am

1 & 2. Got a copy of Mort '93 didn't read another one until '02 Colour of magic
3. Read them all since then
4. Just finished She shall wear black can't wait for the next one
5. I first read Mort 9 years before COM, I had to read COM twice before I got a handle on the DW. There are some books in the series that do require a certain amount of DW knowledge, although if you read any of the earlier novels first this should help to avoid any confusion about the world.
"You gotta Door, You gotta GYM."
User avatar
james.a.vivian
Member
 
Posts: 119
Joined: Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:49 pm
Location: Sydney

Postby DaveC » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:28 pm

Bump- I like reading these. Any chance you can make this sticky Tony? Or is there already a link to it in the links section in the Drum?
Adventures of a Film Geek - My Blog

Check out my short film!

"Dude, this thing claims I have mail. Dude, now I'm reading it."
This Is...
User avatar
DaveC
Member
 
Posts: 3731
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:35 am
Location: Portishead, UK

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:24 pm

I've added a link to this thread in the Useful Links section of the Broken Drum. :wink:
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
User avatar
Tonyblack
Moderator
 
Posts: 28668
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Postby DaveC » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:48 am

Cool Beans! :D
Adventures of a Film Geek - My Blog

Check out my short film!

"Dude, this thing claims I have mail. Dude, now I'm reading it."
This Is...
User avatar
DaveC
Member
 
Posts: 3731
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:35 am
Location: Portishead, UK

Postby Teppic » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:44 pm

Well, first post after reading the forums for a few days. Not exactly a noob but certainly not ready to enter the Iron Dojo of all things DW either. Here goes anyway...

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

Been working my way through the audiobooks as it happens - getting one a month from Aubible.co.uk - so I've not actually read any (though I am now reading Equal Rites as I heard bad things about the unabridged audiobook).

2. What was your first Discworld book?


Feet of Clay - weird place to start thinking about it now :D


3. Will you read more?

Yep. Listened to a few randomly at first, then found the reading order diagram. Went through all the Watch novels I'd missed in order, then all the Industrial Revolution ones. Just finished the Death series and am starting on the Witches. Also listened to both the "Ancient Civilisation" books and have to say both Pyramids and Small Gods would make my Top 3 so-far. Superb novels.


4. Which one do you intend to read next?


As I said, reading Equal Rites now, so it'll be Wyrd Sisters next I guess! :D

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?


Still haven't got to CoM so not starting at the start wasn't an issue for me. That said, approaching them randomly was a bit bewildering. Reading them in order of the story arcs as I'm doing is much better. I'm glad I found the reading order guide; much help!
User avatar
Teppic
Member
 
Posts: 254
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:24 pm
Location: Outskirts of Londinium

Postby Penfold » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:53 pm

Hellooo and welcome Teppic. Don't be afraid of the Iron Dojo, ours has padded walls. :P
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
User avatar
Penfold
Member
 
Posts: 6817
Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:59 am
Location: Worthing

Postby DaveC » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:25 am

Welcome Teppic! I've not listened to a Pratchett audiobook yet, they must be good.
Adventures of a Film Geek - My Blog

Check out my short film!

"Dude, this thing claims I have mail. Dude, now I'm reading it."
This Is...
User avatar
DaveC
Member
 
Posts: 3731
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:35 am
Location: Portishead, UK

Postby deldaisy » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:14 am

Teppic wrote:Well, first post after reading the forums for a few days. Not exactly a noob but certainly not ready to enter the Iron Dojo of all things DW either.


Oh don't be afraid of this lot.... they can't stay on topic if you begged them. Lighter reading in in the Broken Drum too.

Welcome Teppic
Image
The Collective Brain: The synoptic serendipity that comes when interesting thoughts from interesting and interested people get together. And the whole is always more than the sum of its parts.
User avatar
deldaisy
Member
 
Posts: 8032
Joined: Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:04 pm
Location: Brisbane, Australia

PreviousNext

Return to Discworld novels

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest