- Terry Pratchett fans , help me please.
+1 for Mort.Posted 4 years ago
Recently re-read mort and the colour of magic, agree with above, the colour of magic is not a good start, it’s a good book, but not a good start if he’s not used to the genre. Mort is a good stand alone book, it was the first of his I read when I was 13 after borrowing it off a cousin. I’ve just started re-reading Reaper man, then I’ll re-read Soul music. I also love the way he writes Death, and the VOICE as well. Death of Rats too, haha, TP, what a guy.fizzicistMember
Reaper Man was my favourite as a kid – Susan appealed to the rebellious aspect of my teenage personality. As good an entry as any. Guards! Guards! is great but a long book from memory. Reaper Man is a real page turner.
Soul Music and Moving PIctures are two of my favourites.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I wouldn’t start with Light Fantastic/Colour of Magic either, they’re much more niche/geeky fantasy, and they just don’t stand up as well. Too much pastiche, too much just not very good. It’s all a bit Robert Rankin tbh.
Moving Pictures was my first- it stands up well on its own, and isn’t laden with nerd-ness. Or Mort, Reaper Man, Guards Guards.Posted 4 years agoSandwichSubscriber
Wee Free Men was bought for me as a Christmas present on CD read by Tony Robinson. I went to the lakes for New Year and listened to it on the way. It’s a wonder I did not drive off the road I was laughing so hard. Crivens!!
Good Omens is also a funny read. “Which Chapter are you from?” Revelations…..Posted 4 years agooliverd1981Member
Ah – so that’s what I did with summers when I was a kid…
I think I raced through most of the discworld stuff pretty quickly, for some reason non discworld side project “Good Omens” seems to my most fondlly remembered.
I’d try and vary his reading diet by including something like “Slaughterhouse Five” and “On the Beach” especially if he reads them within eyeshot of his English teachers.Posted 4 years ago
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