The Discworld series

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  1. Loki the Demon

    Loki the Demon "Belgium, Man!"

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    come on, people, this is the best comic fantasy series in the world!
    Discworld series comprises of 25+ books by Terry Pratchett, all set on the discworld, a world carried by four giant elephents on top of Grea a'tuin, the world turtle (sex unknown). I can't be bothered going into detail here at the moment. Anybody else read this fine series?
     
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    reem Slaps forehead "Doh!"

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    Hey! Another human being who actually know's (let alone likes) Terry Pratchet! I greet you with open arms, friend!:D

    I haven't read all of the series, but I'm almost halfway through. Good stuff there:)
    I think the one I liked best so far is Mort. And the one with Hrun and the little tourist...I can't remember which book that was...I think it might have been the first, where the Luggage is introduced.

    The characters are hillarious, and the plots are so impossibly rediculous it's refreshing:p
    Yet for some reason not everyone likes Pratchet. I don't know what's wrong with the world today*sigh*
    reem
     
  3. Loki the Demon

    Loki the Demon "Belgium, Man!"

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    yeahm, that would be 'The Colour of Magic', and the little tourist is Twoflower.
     
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    asap New Member

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    ... and yet all scholars and alchemists on the Disk agree that it is vitally important to find out the gender of the Great A'tuin since this information might have great significance when A'tuin meets another turtle...
     
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    strawfairy Piratey Person

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    i've just started reading the first one and it's really cool! :cool:
     
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    javelin98 does anyone read these?

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    My favorite is "Small Gods". Which of his themes is your favorite -- Rincewind, Death, the Witches, or the Ankh-Morpork City Watch?

    Have you noticed, too, how some of his funniest books also tackle huge societal issues -- governance, taxation, religion, popular culture, oppression, war, death, and so on? Some of his writing is incredibly insightful while still being hilarious.
     
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  7. Loki the Demon

    Loki the Demon "Belgium, Man!"

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    ooh, hard. They're all pretty good. Probably Rincewind, or the City Watch. Or Death. I suppose the witches series are probably my least favourite, but i stiill like them.
    I haven't read all of them yet though.
     
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    javelin98 does anyone read these?

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    If you haven't read Small Gods, it's a great take on organized religion. Interesting Times is another fun one -- chock full of Rincewindy goodness.

    Have you read the graphic novel The Last Hero? Excellent illustrations! I know that sometimes people say "well, that's not how I envisioned him...", but in this case most of the illustrations are far better than what I had envisioned. Truly.
     
  9. Loki the Demon

    Loki the Demon "Belgium, Man!"

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    yeah, I really liked 'The Last Hero'. Paul Kidby would have to be the difinative illustrator. Although Josh Kirby (may he rest in peace), the old cover illustrator, there was just something really special and unique about his cover art. Discworld books just aren't going to be the same without him. I think his cover illustrations really emphasised the silliness of the discworld. He made you feel that there was nothing serious about these books, even though they often tackle some pretty serious issues and a few of them are even quite tragic, in some ways!
     
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    Legend Made in NZ

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    My absolute favourite is the City Watch Trilogy, complete madness, was a refreshing read with some of the funniest charaters ive ever read about. Carrot is my favourite character. The illustrations in The Last Hero are great just what id imagined.
     
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    Loki the Demon "Belgium, Man!"

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    havelockploz With a preliminary 'P'

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    Yessssss! MOre crazy discworld fans! Guess who my avy is? Look at the quotes in my sig.
    My favourite by far are the city watch books. Vimes is an absolute ledgend. I love Night watch where you find out who killed the original John Keel and piecing together the things that Nobby, Colon and Dibbler say at the start with what VImes actually does in the book.
    I also love how the start of Guards! Guards! is one massive take-off of the Masons, and the passwords are hilarious. See below.
    I agree that Paul Kidby is the greatest Pratchett illustrator ever.
     
  13. javelin98

    javelin98 does anyone read these?

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    Night Watch was pretty good, but I liked Men-At-Arms the best out of the Watch series.

    So, a show of hands: who's already read Monstrous Regiment?
     
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    havelockploz With a preliminary 'P'

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    Me. It was pretty good. The best bit was being able to see Vimes through someone else's eyes.
     
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    javelin98 does anyone read these?

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    Hey, who's your current avatar, havelockploz? Didn't you have Vimey up there before?
     
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    havelockploz With a preliminary 'P'

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    It's detritus. 'It were you wot dun it!'
    I had vimesy up there a while ago. My next avy will be the Bursar. He's so funny.
    Hey, new thing to do! Everyone post their favourite discworld quotes.
    'In the end, were all somebody's dog' - Vimesy, after being told he was known as 'vetinari's terrier'
    'From how far back?' - a recriut, after being told that vimes aka john keel travelled in time to the revolution.
    'urinating dog!' - the agatean pictogram meaning '!'
     
  17. javelin98

    javelin98 does anyone read these?

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    Oh, now you've done it. I'll have to go dig up some notable quotes (urinating dog, urinating dog)
     
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    havelockploz With a preliminary 'P'

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    Muahahaha!
    Anyway - 'One day, when he was feeling naughty, Mr Bunnsy looked into Farmer Fred's field. It was full of juicy green cabbages. Mr Bunnsy was not full of cabbages. This did not seem fair.' - From Mr Bunnsy has an adventure, The amazing maurice and his educated rodents.
     
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    Crusader Disturber of the Peace

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    Ive read a couple of the books, ive read them in order and I recently finished Mort, theyre bloody hilarious, has anyone played the game? Discworld Noir, that was pretty fun, and perfectly captures the not-so-serious tone of the books.
     
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    javelin98 does anyone read these?

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    I've flipped through the GURPS Discworld sourcebook, but haven't played it.