Jump to content
IGNORED

Terry Pratchett


duplessis3

Recommended Posts

Huge fan (please see location of my info section for example). Small Gods is a fabulous book. Pratchett is great at poking fun at religion in a kind, gentle way (for the most part). I think Offler is one of the more amusing gods of the Discworld. And who doesn't love a Death with a personality?

Reaper Man is one of my most favorite books ever written. When Death (as Bill Door) interacts with Miss Flitworth and takes her to the Harvest Dance, I cry buckets every time I read it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I love Terry Pratchett. Discworld is amazing and some of the best satire I have ever read. Have you read Good Omens? Pratchett wrote it with Neil Gaiman and it is such a great end of the world story.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Always a favorite. Men at Arms is probably my favorite of his work. Currently waiting for my library copy of his latest.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've been calling Pratchett my spiritual guide. Some people like the Pope, some people follow Doug Phillips. Me, I'll take Granny Weatherwax and Brutha.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Such a favorite. I discovered him, because one of my kids had a book and I wanted to know what he was reading.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 6 months later...

Joining the Pratchett fandom. A little sad I couldn't apprentice at a witch's cottage - I'll even milk the goats if the need arises.

And I make a point of saying a little prayer to Anoia any time a drawer sticks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Pterry is positively BRILLIANT. I constantly learn about real world things via Discworld footnotes (even with early onset Alzheimers the guy knows more than I can ever hope to) and I quote the Vimes boot theory of economic inequality at least once a month to people online. My Discworld books are full of various dog-earings and highlights, in the way some people note passages in their religious texts for further study.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good Omens is still one of my all time favorites.

I kinda tell fundies "it's what would have happened if Frank Peretti had decided to poke minor fun @ religion and not be super-uptight. Basically, imbue him w/ a sense of humor and take away the moralizing"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

I'm reading (listening to the audiobooks, actually) through the series right now. I'm halfway through Hogfather currently. I've loved every single books so fair. He is such a wonderful writer.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good Omens is one of my top 10 all time books. I'd take it to a desert island.

Also love the wizards, Carrot, Sam and Sybil, Death, Susan...

I do think some of his later books have gone a bit serious for my tastes.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Everyone in my family is a Pratchett fan :D

And although I wanted to be Angua partnered to Carrot, I am in fact a Lady Sybil married to a Sam Vimes :mrgreen: ......wish I had thought of Lady Sybil as my user name :geek:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My husband drew me a picture of Susan. I knew it was love. :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My husband drew me a picture of Susan. I knew it was love. :D

Now that is love, and I really appreciate the character of Susan. I am a Susan myself, born in the early sixties, and I suffered long with the character of Susan in the Narnia books , finally with Susan Sto Helit, I have the Susan of my childhood dreams!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Now that is love, and I really appreciate the character of Susan. I am a Susan myself, born in the early sixties, and I suffered long with the character of Susan in the Narnia books , finally with Susan Sto Helit, I have the Susan of my childhood dreams!

Susan Sto Helit has balls! I love her with the kids, the boogeymonster and the fire place poker. Brilliant.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did anyone else struggle to get through Unseen Academicals? Maybe it's because I'm not a football fan but I found it really hard going. :(

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did anyone else struggle to get through Unseen Academicals? Maybe it's because I'm not a football fan but I found it really hard going. :(

It is my least favourite of all the books and that makes me sad. I just couldn't get into it at all.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did anyone else struggle to get through Unseen Academicals? Maybe it's because I'm not a football fan but I found it really hard going. :(

I actually really liked it.

But you know, I often find that the first read of a Discworld book is hard going, and then the second time I'm madly folding down every other page because upon re-read I like it much better. I don't know why this should be at all.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I really liked Unseen Academicals but I am a football fan (all my family are Arsenal supporters on one side and Hearts supporters on the other) so I got loads of the references.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

*points to avatar*

His was the first fantasy book my dad ever bought to me (and the first book I ever owned personally), as well as the first ever book I bought with my own money. His humour and wisdom are just fucking endless. Such a first class human.

Slightly off-topic, anyone watched his documentary on assisted dying? It was painful to watch, but very well done, I thought.

([link=http://vimeo.com/25239708]it's here[/link] if anyone's interested. Warning: graphic descriptions of illness and death, and an assisted death on screen)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks, nimerha, I'll watch when I'm not so tired/emotional.

I'm currently reading Lords and Ladies. Sir Terry gives one of the best female narratives written by a male. I guess his books are chicken soup for this cynical atheist's soul.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I liked Unseen Academicals. Nutt's constant "do I have value" pulls at my heart-strings, and the football references are hilarious. Of course the story is shaky, but I'd rather have a subpar Pratchett than anything else.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm not big on fantasy, but I've started reading Glen Cook books, which are fantasy and mystery together, so I'd call it fantasy-lite. I think I tried to read Terry Pratchett, but couldn't. Any suggestions for someone trying it again? I also tried Carl Hiaasen, but his writing was too forceful in trying to be funny.

I do like series, but I must read them in order from first to last, so if you have any suggestions, can you please at least mention the first in the series? Thanks. :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm not big on fantasy, but I've started reading Glen Cook books, which are fantasy and mystery together, so I'd call it fantasy-lite. I think I tried to read Terry Pratchett, but couldn't. Any suggestions for someone trying it again? I also tried Carl Hiaasen, but his writing was too forceful in trying to be funny.

I do like series, but I must read them in order from first to last, so if you have any suggestions, can you please at least mention the first in the series? Thanks. :)

I ususally recommend TP's standalone books to get started with. Small Gods is brilliant, or Pyramids. They are two of my favourites.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.



  • Recent Status Updates

    • Bluebirdbluebell

      Bluebirdbluebell

      I highly recommend Not the Good Girl's Youtube channel. She is making great documentaries about cults.
      · 0 replies
    • BlackberryGirl

      BlackberryGirl

      Ohh jeeze, GrandBerry6 just came to me, snuggled his face in my neck and barfed, all over me. In my neck, in my hair, on my face, down inside my nightie all over the front of my nightie. Ohh FUCK! Bath, washed hair, cleaned sofa. Good times, good times.
      · 2 replies
    • Scrabblemaster

      Scrabblemaster

      I danced through my living room feeling awesome. From time to time I do this. Maybe wine is involved. Good music is definitely involved. It is awesome. I recommend it to you. With or without wine.
      · 2 replies
    • Hazelbunny

      Hazelbunny

      After a few months of trying to decide what kind of new computer to get and my brother telling me a Mac would be the best decision I could ever make and my sister telling me that would be the worst and I ought to stick to Windows.... I now have a used Mac. I am trying to get used to it. Not easy, but the Magnifying program is a lot better than the Windows one (that was the ultimate reason for my decision) and FJ works a lot better than on my 10-year old Laptop, too!!  
      · 0 replies
    • WannabeHistorian

      WannabeHistorian

      Y'all, holter monitors suck. And naturally the palpitations that caused this test to be ordered are remarkably absent today. 
      I'm off to go work out in the hopes that triggers it. T minus 10 hours till I get this thing off. 
      · 4 replies
    • 47of74

      47of74

      Fuck Fornicate.  Glad I got in to see this place before the world went to shit.
       
      · 0 replies
    • PreciousPantsofDoom

      PreciousPantsofDoom

      I frigging hate the toilets at this worksite. Specifically the door locks. Stupid little knoblet that isn't clear if it is locked or not. Door opens right off the main hallway and the toilet is just far enough from the door that I can't just hold the door shut in case I've got the lock wrong. I mean really people, how hard is it to design this? I just want to pee in private with no anxiety. Apparently that is too much to ask for. 
      · 1 reply
    • 47of74

      47of74

      First thing I'm doing when I get to the hereafter is finding the ancestors who moved to the US in the first place and asking them what the fuck they were thinking moving here in the first place.  Along with giving them an epic the reason you suck speech hopefully in the presence of God and the Lord Jesus Christ Himself to all of them for condemning their descendants to living in a shithole.
      · 0 replies
    • feministxtian

      feministxtian

      Its STILL snowing. Its not like I don't have a million things to do and need to take crap to the dumpster. 
      · 2 replies
    • Chocolate Lover

      Chocolate Lover

      Do any of you play Dyson Sphere Program?   For those who don't know what it is I'd suggest Googling it, because there's no way I could do it justice. 
      There's always just one more thing to do before I turn off.  Blink!  And it's 2 hours later.  
      · 0 replies
  • Recent Blog Entries

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.