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Postby chris.ph » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:58 pm

got to say with every series start at the beginning youll get more enjoyment with the evolution of the characters
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Postby Tiffany » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:19 am

I've just read this thread & I started with Equal Rites, that is the book that got me hooked on Terry Pratchett. Since reading that I did go back to the start & read them in sequence.
I think Nation is a good book to introduce someone to Terry's work.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:08 pm

Tiffany wrote:I've just read this thread & I started with Equal Rites, that is the book that got me hooked on Terry Pratchett. Since reading that I did go back to the start & read them in sequence.
I think Nation is a good book to introduce someone to Terry's work.
By the way - Terry has recently stated that he intends bringing Eskarina Smith from Equal Rites back in the next Tiffany book. :D

I guess he's fed of people asking what became of her.
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Postby Jinx » Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:40 pm

Didn't she teach @ UU when she grew up? Or was that wossname?

I shall have to re-read that one now.
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Postby Tiffany » Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:48 pm

Tonyblack wrote:By the way - Terry has recently stated that he intends bringing Eskarina Smith from Equal Rites back in the next Tiffany book. :D

I guess he's fed of people asking what became of her.


Super, I did like that character, she would be a good friend for Tiffany :D
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Postby Jarmara » Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:29 pm

Heh, I either go by the name Jarmara or Esk online. For just a moment there I was confused about why Terry would be writing about me...
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Postby Tiffany » Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:28 pm

Jinx wrote:Didn't she teach @ UU when she grew up? Or was that wossname?

I shall have to re-read that one now.


Quote from Equal Rites.........Esk & Simon went on to develop a whole new type of magic that no-one could exactly understand but which nevertheless everyone considered very worthwhile & somehow comforting.......... By Terry Pratchett.

That was the end of their story. :D
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Postby Jinx » Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:36 am

Tiffany wrote:
Jinx wrote:Didn't she teach @ UU when she grew up? Or was that wossname?

I shall have to re-read that one now.


Quote from Equal Rites.........Esk & Simon went on to develop a whole new type of magic that no-one could exactly understand but which nevertheless everyone considered very worthwhile & somehow comforting.......... By Terry Pratchett.

That was the end of their story. :D
Thanks Tiff. I was going to look that out last night, I knew something was said about their future by the end of the book. I wound up working till late on several job applications and going straight to bed afterwords, but I'll maybe read it through again in full this afternoon or over the weekend.
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Postby Tiffany » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:46 am

You are welcome, Jinx.
Good luck with the job applications.
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Postby Tiffany » Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:02 am

I have started reading A Hat Full Of Sky again, after listening to Wee Free Men, I haven't got Hat on audio.
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Postby Straw Walker » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:33 am

I wish I'd read this thread a few days ago. I've just loaned 'Night Watch' as a first book to a teacher friend. Something for her to read over half-term.
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Postby Lest » Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:52 am

50ft queenie wrote:


Yes!

Do you think there are cops who start reading with Guards! Guards!?

Or Postmasters General with Going Postal?
Or Pharoes who start with Pyramids!


I know the Sir TP books have been translated into alot of languages.... But Hyroglyphics??? ;o)

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Postby Lest » Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:56 am

Juast realised there's a quote option!!! DOH!!

As for what i'd reccomend to start.... well i started with Reaper Man and that got me hooked..... It does give a great introduction to the witt and way of the disc....

But otherwise i would probably reccomend Pyramids or Wyrd Sisters as they are an easy read and again introduce the common charecters well... ;o)

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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:06 am

In a way Nightwatch is the first Watch novel of course :wink:
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:26 pm

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