The Discworld series

Discussion in 'General Books' started by Loki the Demon, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. asap

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    Sorry, was away for a while. Stupid studying stuff.

    Heh, now when you point it out :). The stubborn idealist seems to be one of the reacurring characters in Pratchett's stories.

    Woo! Mind sharing or is this the kind of journey to enlightment each person has to take by himself?


    Hehe, now that proves the point about the non-importance of the chronological order of events... I don't want to spoil it but --- Eric's supposed to be read right after the Sourcery!!! ;)


    On a sadder note... Found this table here >LINK< and discovered I've read more than a half of all the books... what will I do when I have no unread Pratchett books left :eek:
     
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  2. Loki the Demon

    Loki the Demon "Belgium, Man!"

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    don't worry man, he'll have written about two more by then
     
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    I've just started reading Pratchett's book. I found a whole lot of them at a used book store and picked them up. I have the first and second book but am missing the third. Is it vital to read the books in order?
     
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    Not at all. :) Though you may get a better grasp og some of the gags that run through the series if you start at the bottom.
     
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    Loki the Demon "Belgium, Man!"

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    the third book is equal rites, isn't it? I didn't like it that much. I think it's Pratchetts least funniest book. It makes some good points about gender equality (or lack of it) etc, but thats about all. It's a good introduction to the character of granny weatherwax, but i don't think it's much of a starting book for the whole witches sequence.
     
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    Alright thanks! I'll continue reading then. I stopped after the second and wasn't sure if I should go on but I really want to keep reading them!
     
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    True, Equal Rites is one of his worse books. Wyrd Sisters is a nice way to start the Witches-series, me thinks, and then either Witches Abroad or Lords and Ladies.
     
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    Go to lspace.org, then go to fandom, after that, you are on your own. The Way of Mrs Cosmopolite is yours for the finding, Lobsang.
    Don't worry, I've only got one Pratchett book to go till I've read them all, I'll just read them all again :D
    BTW, Why isn't the :eek: smilie working?
    Edit: Oops, it just did
    Good onya. It really doesnt matter.
    I agree, it doesnt show much of the immensely strong Granny Weatherwax character that will come through, but you have gotta love Esk.
    Withches Abroad is easily the best Witches book. Easily.
     
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    Mwahahahahaha!!!!!!!

    I greet you and resurrect this thread my fellow Pratchettphiles. *Maniacal laughter*

    My favourite book is still Reaper Man, I love the wizards and the Dean especially, hut, hut, hut.
    Everyone's had a day or two when they've gone totally Bursar.

    Trivia questions:

    What is the punishment for pretending to be a wizard in Ankh Morpork?

    Which character has 'bitten orf some guy's nose'?

    What is Errol's full name?

    Which member of the Silver Horde has an especially foul mouth?

    Why was the trivia machine removed from the Mended Drum?

    Which quote most accurately describes university education?

    Terry Pratchett can seriously prod buttock!
     
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    Umm... erm... uhhhhhh...

    OK, OK, I admit it, I am not worthy to stand among true Pratchett-philes!!! I'm a phoney and should be exiled!!!

    *slinks away in shame*

    Be greeted, Unraveller, and welcome to the TFF equivalent of the Mended Drum (well, we try :eek:) :D
     
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    I thank you and warn everyone that my mind is a repository for all kinds of incredibly useless information and consequently very useful for trivia quizzes (as anyone from the WoT forum will tell you ;) ). I apologise in advance for perplexing anyone.
     
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    Yea, we noticed :D

    Ahh yes, never thanked you for that, somehow didn't notice your reply until Unraveller posted. So, yes, thanks. :)
     
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    YYYEEEE-HHAA!!!

    Being nailed upside down under the Copper Bridge for the period of two high tides and being beheaded afterwards!!! Interesting Times page 35!!! Ha!

    Ten years of hard labour it may take me, but I will not put the TFF TP thread to shame by leaving those questions unaswered!!!

    :D
     
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    Good work, now on to question no.2....
     
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    not sure but i think at some point Sam Vimes may have bitten orf some guys nose... its been ages since ive read a discworld book...

    might go rectify that
     
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    Not Sir Samuel but very close...

    Do, they're the best books out there.
     
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    I know some...

    Willikins, while enlisted as a Sargeant in the army in Jingo, 'bit orf' a Klatchian's nose, impressing his impressionable (hee) privates (I think it was Private Bourke who said that)

    Errol's full name is something Mountjoy Standfast isn't it?

    Truckle the Uncivil is the very uncivil one.

    That quote about hoping the students will somehow 'catch education off the faculty pretty accurately describes UU, I would think...
     
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    Willikins, correct.

    Truckle the Uncivil, correct.

    Pedigree dragons have rather long names.

    The University quote I was looking for is the one about University education being based on the idea of putting students in the presence of large bodies of knowledge (like libraries) in the hope that something will pass from one to the other. And students place themselves in the vicinity of taverns for the same reason.
     
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    The Diskworld series is great! I've read most of the books. Finally an author with a worthy sense of humor!
     
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    Phew, this is challenging! I might have to get one of the books out. Is that allowed?