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    Squared
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    Discworld

    I know some of the posters who read on this board have a liking for the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, so I thought you might like a space of your own in which you can discuss the 40+ novels and various other spinoffs in the series.

    For my part I've only read The Colour of Magic and didn't take to it quite so much as I thought I might. But I've always liked the idea of Discworld and like the sound of them when people talk about some of the others. So I wonder if it's worth trying out a few more. If so, is it worth sticking with them in some kind of sequence or can you pick them up and put them down as you please?

    If I can skip straight to it, I'd be interested in looking at Mort because that's the one that did best in The Big Read project a few years back and I reckon it'd be a good tester as to whether there'll be much in the series for me at all.

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    The Brain
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    Yeah, Color of Magic is arguably not the place to start with Discworld. STRONGLY suggest Small Gods, my personal favorite and a very place to pick things up. It's nice that it's easy to jump back and forth in the series, there's a little bit of continuity between certain main characters like Vimes and, well, mostly Vimes, but even those City Watch books easily stand alone.

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    Ok, cool. Will have to look into that. Will see if I can pick up a cheap copy or get one from the library.

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    I recommend all the City Watch stuff. The Fifth Elephant is my favourite of the series. There's a certain cinematic quality to it I adore. Pratchett's humour and wit is incredible. If you've ever liked a sheepster column, you should really like Discworld.

    Hogfather is great too. The line about us inventing boredom in a universe so full of wonders has always stuck with me.

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    I like Soul Music and Eric

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    Prime, I'd recommend Soul Music and Unseen Academicals. Think they will be your best bet in terms of transferring your world view from this one to his. Then try reading the others!

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