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Old 08-21-2017, 02:34 PM   #31
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Luckily book 3 (Equal Rites) had an intriguing sounding premise and, most importantly, no Rincewind. If I'd had to put up with Rincewind for even one more book, I'd have quite Pratchet forever.
One should, perhaps, note that the Rincewind of Interesting Times and The Last Hero is a somewhat more developed character. (Last Hero is a bit of a small gem, but definitely a special case.)

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Yes, but he got over it. Mostly.

In which I mean further books in the series weren't so very anvilicious. And keep in mind Thud! wasn't the first overly moralistically preachy novel... Monstrous Regiment had a lot of moments where you could tell Pterry was throwing up his hands and shouting "But it's [CURRENT YEAR] why aren't we past this yet?!?!?!"
Well, I'm not sure that Raising Steam is entirely serene... and Monstrous Regiment is a war story; one rather expects those to feature a little horror at human failings.

But we digress.
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Old 08-21-2017, 04:53 PM   #32
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One should, perhaps, note that the Rincewind of Interesting Times and The Last Hero is a somewhat more developed character. (Last Hero is a bit of a small gem, but definitely a special case.)
I agree about Last Hero. Not necessarily about Rincewind (yes he's more developed, but I'd still rather read a Diskworld book without him than with him. Luckily most of his later stories also feature Cohen, so that sort of mitigates things. Sort of).


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Well, I'm not sure that Raising Steam is entirely serene... and Monstrous Regiment is a war story; one rather expects those to feature a little horror at human failings.
Mostly it was the 'diversity' anvils he was pitching about the field that I found excessive. Not so much the 'horror of war'.

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Old 08-21-2017, 06:13 PM   #33
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Small Gods, followed closely by Night's Watch are my favorites.
Funny all these endorsements for Small Gods, which is tied with Pyramids for my least-favorite. Shows some varied tastes around these forums, that's for sure.


I will however second the endorsement of Mort as a great place to start the books about Death.
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Funny all these endorsements for Small Gods, which is tied with Pyramids for my least-favorite. Shows some varied tastes around these forums, that's for sure.


I will however second the endorsement of Mort as a great place to start the books about Death.
Oh, definitely. Mort and Guards! Guards! are both excellent starting points, IMHO - Mort for what passes as classic fantasy and Guards! Guards! for deconstructing Fritz Leiber - style urban fantasy.
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Old 08-21-2017, 06:52 PM   #35
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I recently re-read most of the canon starting at the beginning and yeah, the first two books share a setting but not much else with the later works. They're more Hitchikers Guide to The Galaxy in fantasyland, then Pratchett gradually settles down to relentlessly skewering modern humanity.
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Old 08-30-2017, 03:37 PM   #36
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While only somewhat related I read in the news this morning that Terry Pratchett's HDD was today crushed by a steam roller, according to his wishes.
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While only somewhat related I read in the news this morning that Terry Pratchett's HDD was today crushed by a steam roller, according to his wishes.
For those who are interested, here's the story on The Register.

This means that his unfinished works won't be finished by anyone else... which might be for the best, considering how few writers have the command of language that Pterry did.

It also means we won't see any new "authentic" plotbunnies to turn into Discworld Roleplaying Game adventures, which is slightly sad.
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Old 08-30-2017, 06:35 PM   #38
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I for one am perfectly happy over that. I'd prefer the Disk to remain as Pratchett left it.
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Old 08-31-2017, 07:07 PM   #39
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One question: Amazon is selling Discworld RPG as Paperback. This is correct ? 2nd print ?
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Old 08-31-2017, 07:11 PM   #40
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One question: Amazon is selling Discworld RPG as Paperback. This is correct ? 2nd print ?
That's GURPS Discworld, not the Discworld RPG. 240 pages, ISBN 1-55634-261-6, copyright 1998.
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