I have no idea really what all the fuss is about. I have read many, many Pratchett books in no particular order whatsoever and have thoroughly enjoyed them all. Although it is a bit fun to secretly have a tidbit of info tucked in your ear about one of the characters while you are reading. I picked up Witches Abroad at the grocery store years ago, not having any idea who or what it was, just the cover and byline was interesting. I happily giggled and snickered alone for hours - most enjoyable. And then went on a mission for more, like a disease, an obsession. No over analysis, just good clean fun. Relax and just enjoy the ride.
Did everyone bring potato salad?!