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Which Discworld novel is your favorite?
The Color of Magic 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
The Light Fantastic 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Equal Rites 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Mort 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Sourcery 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Wyrd Sisters 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Pyramids 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Guards! Guards! 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
Eric 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Moving Pictures 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Reaper Man 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
Witches Abroad 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Small Gods 19%  19%  [ 6 ]
Lords and Ladies 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Men at Arms 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Soul Music 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
Interesting Times 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Maskerade 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Feet of Clay 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
Hogfather 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Jingo 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
The Last Continent 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Carpe Jugulum 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
The Fifth Elephant 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
The Truth 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Thief of Time 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
The Last Hero 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Night Watch 22%  22%  [ 7 ]
Monstrous Regiment 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
The Wee Free Men 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
The Last Hero 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 32
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 2:34 am 
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Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels seem to be nearly universal fare amongst geeks. Which is your favorite?

EDIT: added the Young Adult novels and The Last Hero. Just for you, Locus. Just for you. :roll: :)

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Night Watch is my favorite of the lot. It has all the humor one expects of a Discworld novel, but it mixes it with real drama and pathos. Of all the books in the series, I think this is the one with the deepest underlying message. I loved it. (It also helps that I really like the City Watch books. If I had to list my top five, they'd be Night Watch ,Guards! Guards!, Jingo, Men at Arms, and Monstrous Regiment (okay, that last breaks the pattern, but Vimes, Angua, Buggy and Reg all showed up in it).)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 4:34 am 
I'd have to say Night Watch also.... s'good :D


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 1:36 pm 
Never heard of 'em.

But then again, I'm proud to be a highly competent non-geek. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 2:41 pm 
What, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents doesn't count as a Discworld novel?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 3:09 pm 
Would that I'd read most of these. Alas.

I voted for Feet of Clay because of the handful I have read it's my favorite.


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If you want to vote for the YA novels, go right ahead - I've added them, along with the illustrated fable. Anyone who asks me to add the yearbooks, comics, or stage plays will be answered with Sgt. Detritus's Piecemaker. :P

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:57 pm 
I keep meaning to read those books...


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 9:04 pm 
Ogredude wrote:
Nac Mac Feegle! Ach! Ye can tak' oour lives but ye cannae tak' oour troousers!

IMHO, that was the worst of the Diskworld books, even worse than Reaper Man.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 11:04 pm 
I've only read five of em (Guards!, Small Gods, Colour of Magic, Truth, and Fifth Elephant) and I liked Fifth Elephant the best. Its treatment of the undead mirrors my comic. ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 11:58 pm 
I liked Fifth Elephant too. I generally prefer the more serious, more philosophical and questioning books over the silly crazy ones.


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Locus Cosecant wrote:
Ogredude wrote:
Nac Mac Feegle! Ach! Ye can tak' oour lives but ye cannae tak' oour troousers!

IMHO, that was the worst of the Diskworld books, even worse than Reaper Man.


It definitely made me laugh the hardest.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 12:10 pm 
Have a guess. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 11:28 am 
There are too many to choose from, I've only read about half of them. Small Gods is great for theological dicussions(especially with bible thumpers), Equal Rites and Monstorous Regiment are feminist(only because I can't really think of a better word.)And they all are a great read.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 2:17 pm 
Small gods is my favourite standalone book. The parts where the god denied ever saying all the stuff as preached by the profits was hilarious :D

Otherwise, my faves are the Night Watch series. Carrot is hillarious. I just hope he and Anguna get together eventually (even though Anguna is hesitent to do so for some reason). I also wonder if Vimes will be made Patrician, and Carrot his advisor (who really controls everything). It seems that in every book, they both get promoted. I'll bet the Patrician is training his replacement as it were.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 9:41 pm 
My favorite is actually 'The Science of Discworld', by the 3 wise guys. Er, wise men. That's what I meant.

Barring that, it's the Truth. Something about the pen being mightier than the sword, and that loverly silver rain, not to mention the Beast Which Must Be Fed Words.

However ya cut it, Pratchett's in my list of favorite authors. YMMV, but if you can't find some joy in the books, I feel sorry for ya.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2004 9:05 am 
Locus Cosecant wrote:
Ogredude wrote:
Nac Mac Feegle! Ach! Ye can tak' oour lives but ye cannae tak' oour troousers!

IMHO, that was the worst of the Diskworld books, even worse than Reaper Man.


What's wrong with Reaper Man?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2004 1:34 pm 
The only Pratchett I've read is his collaboration with Neil Gaiman, Good Omens.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2004 4:30 pm 
Mcfarlane Salsa wrote:
Locus Cosecant wrote:
Ogredude wrote:
Nac Mac Feegle! Ach! Ye can tak' oour lives but ye cannae tak' oour troousers!

IMHO, that was the worst of the Diskworld books, even worse than Reaper Man.


What's wrong with Reaper Man?


Same thing that was wrong with the Wee Free Men. Too much magic, not enough funny.


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interesting how peoples' definition of "funny" is so different. Wee Free Men had me laughing out loud quite often throughout.

In fact, the idea of a startled-looking cow moving backwards through a field without moving its legs *still* makes me snicker.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2004 6:39 pm 
I really really liked Monstrous Regiment, but I realized when looking at this poll that it wouldn't have worked as well for me if I hadn't read the Guards books and The Truth :)

My least favourite Discworld books (although I still like them) are the Rincewind books.


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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2004 10:15 pm 
You're making me choose?
Monstrous Regiment, because it's the one most recently obtained.
And Jackrum is great.

But I love them all... even the ones with more magic than funny, because often the magic is funny.

I suppose Carpe Jugulum is high up, though, because of the marvelous vampire quote...
"It is said that there are as many kinds of vampires as there are diseases.*
* Which presumably means that some are virulent and deadly, while others just amek you walk in a funny way and avoid fruit."


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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 7:26 pm 
But if I'm going to vote for one of them, it'll be Thief of Time. I really like Susan and Sweeper, what can I say?

However, any of them are excellent in my opinion. I can't honestly think of any duds. And if there would be a person I could follow for absolute power, I suspect it would be Vetinari. But only if he had Vimes and Carrot.

Take care!


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The Sweeper is indeed awesome.

Don't forget Rule 1.

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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2004 3:58 pm 
I just finished Mort and, though it was a bit slow in the middle (many of them are), the ending was freaking magnificent.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 8:26 pm 
And now The Wee Free Men has a sequel.
Hat Full of Sky.

The Nac Mac Feegle are the awesomist little blue men ever.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 12:26 pm 
gwalla wrote:
The only Pratchett I've read is his collaboration with Neil Gaiman, Good Omens.


That was my first Pratchett as well. Actually ended up reading Jingo just because the library was out of copies of it. Ended up going through almost all of Discworld in about two weeks.

Fovorites have to be any with either Vimes or Susan in them. Ooh Rincewind too. And the librarian, the librarian needs his own novel.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 12:42 pm 
Just going through the library system to pick up the Pratchett I haven't read yet. Realized you need to add Going Postal to the list.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 1:46 pm 
it aten't been out long however


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