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Terry Pratchett and the Discworld January 27, 2009

Posted by stuffilikenet in Awesome, Books.

Terry Pratchett must be my favorite fiction author by now.  His consistently charming, human and hilarious books contain every type of human rendered in a sympathetic fashion, but still capable of the full range of human fallibility, always with humorous results.  When I say human, I stretch the point; his mythical world contains werewolves, vampires, fairies and imps (and others I am sure I have forgotten), cheerfully blended in a delicious literary concoction which is entirely otherworldly and at the same time, just like home.  His Discworld novels (there are others as well),


though many, fall into four main categories.  I suggest reading them in this order.  You local library likely has several of them and can get more.  All are available as audiobooks and in paperback.  I liked the watch novels best, but the witches were pretty good as well, and—oh, hell, just read them all.  You won’t be sorry.  I promise.

Terry Pratchett himself is a modest, unassuming fellow who has recently been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and knighted the following year.  I feel like an underachiever.


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