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RE: Best Pratchett book - 12/10/2007 1:49:17 PM   
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Reading making money at the mo adn enjoying it.

IMO Gary Oldman would make a good Veterani

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 14/10/2007 2:57:07 PM   
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Is it me or are Pratchetts books getting less LOL(y). Just finished Thud and only remember smiling at some of the jokes/scenarios and never actually laughing. Read Small Gods again a few months ago and was in stitches.

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 29/10/2007 12:40:39 PM   
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Making Money was ok. I've loved Pratchett for years but recently I have to say he's going downhill a bit. Saying that though his recent discworld childrens books like Wintersmith and A Hat Full of Sky have been excellent.

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 4/2/2008 12:08:48 AM   
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The best Pratchett book is always the one I've read most recently.
So - Making Money.

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 4/2/2008 8:18:44 PM   
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Making Money is an OK book, picking off where Going Postal left off.  Obviously it's Pterry trying to inject some new characters in a setting that's 25+ books old.  It works to a certain degree, but it really isn't as funny as older works.  Maybe trying to comment a bit too much on today's world? Who knows.

In any case, for my money, Men at Arms is my favourite book, if only for the bit where Vimes goes to the Assassins Guild and well, I'll let Pterry tell you the rest:

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The Master of Assassins was white with rage, contrasting nicely with the extreme black of his clothing.
'No-one sent for you!' he said.  'What gives you the right to be here, mister policeman? Walking around as if you own the place?'

Vimes pause, his heart singing.  He savoured the moment.  He'd like to take this moment and press it carefully in a big book , so that when he was old he could take it out occasionally and remember it.

He reached into his breatsplate and pulled out the laywer's letter.
'Well, if you would like the most fundamental reason,' he said, 'it is because I rather think I do.'


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edited to correct some rather egregious typos

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 9/9/2008 6:22:17 PM   
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Anyone read Nation yet?  Or the Folklore of Discworld?  Just got my copies from Amazon and am about to start! 

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 18/9/2008 10:35:08 PM   
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Not got Folklore yet but I really enjoyed Nation - damn fine story!

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 19/9/2008 10:10:35 AM   
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Liked Nation a lot - very different texture to his normal stories (mostly; there were Pratchettisms on a regular basis), but very good with it.

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 19/9/2008 1:44:42 PM   
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Am currently re-reading the whole lot of the Discworld books again. I love them so so much! To pick a favourite is a toughie. on re-reading them (some of which i haven't read for years) its the lesser known ones that seem to strike me as deserving of a mention, e.g. Small Gods, Pyramids, Witches Abroad, but I'd have to say top 5 in no particular order:

Soul Music
The Truth
Thief of Time
Feet of Clay
Reaper Man

but that will probably change when i've actually finished them all, because to be honest every single one of them is genius. GENIUS I SAY!

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 19/9/2008 1:47:35 PM   
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quote:

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The best Pratchett book is always the one I've read most recently.



A very good point siegfried.

also are the discworld for kids books any good. i haven't actually read any of them cos i wasn't a massive fan of truckers etc. and i thought they might be along the same lines...

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 19/9/2008 10:06:53 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: bobbydee

quote:

ORIGINAL: siegfried

The best Pratchett book is always the one I've read most recently.



A very good point siegfried.

also are the discworld for kids books any good. i haven't actually read any of them cos i wasn't a massive fan of truckers etc. and i thought they might be along the same lines...


The kids ones are good, and not really that kiddified to be honest - I really liked The Amazing Maurice and the Tiffany Aching books.
Mind you, I am a total Pratchett junkie so my opinion is entirely and unashamedly biased.

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 21/9/2008 10:20:33 AM   
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nothing wrong with being unashamedly biased. i will check them out

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 2/10/2008 12:54:39 PM   
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Just started reading Making Money I really enjoyed going Postal so i'm hoping i'll enjoy this one. I also liked the truth.

I don't have a favourite book but I definitely prefer the Watch ones, Sam and Carrot are two of his best creations and you tend to get a lot of the Patrician in the watch stories so that's always good.

Still haven't read them all though, can't seem to get into the witches stories.

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 14/10/2008 12:58:48 PM   
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Without scrolling through the rest of this thread, I'm wondering peoples opinions.

I've read upto Faust Eric, in order but I'm wondering do I need to?

Would people recommend reading in order or should I just read any I can get my hands on?


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RE: Best Pratchett book - 14/10/2008 1:04:58 PM   
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My personal advice would be to read Guards Guards first, the colour of magic's not to my particular liking and the watch are my favourite characters.

Ideally you'd go through in order to get all the in jokes but if youi follow a few of the stories based on the characters first you may find it easier to get into.

The main ones are - the watch
the witches
death
the wizards

in no particular order but some of the one off's like 'Pyramids' and 'Small Gods' are great too.

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 14/10/2008 1:07:01 PM   
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Like I say, I've ready upto Faust Eric in order and I can see no major benefit of reading in order but I wanted peoples opinions who have read more than me.

I explained myself badly!


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RE: Best Pratchett book - 14/10/2008 1:10:22 PM   
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sorry, I don't read them in order. I jread them through the character plots so guards guards/men at arms / feet of clay / jingo / fifth elephant / nightwatch / thud! would be the watch and then maybe i'd read the death ones.

think that's right

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 19/10/2008 1:14:34 AM   
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yeah, you don't have to read them in order but perhaps keeping more or less to the order of the main charcters' books would be a good idea (if you know what i mean) but not essential. The other ones though like Small Gods, The Truth, Thief of Time etc and probably the Death ones I would say you can read in any old order...

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 3/6/2009 8:05:57 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: richCie

back on my choice of topic....
mckenzie crook as nobby...perfect!!!! how could i not think of that???
philip gleinster as vimes, yeh with weight loss he coukld do it. oh and none of the suggested weatherwax actresses are right, they dont have the real witch look to them.


I think Sian Phillips for Granny.

The Witches are probably my favourites. Granny and Nanny rock, what a great double act.

I love the wizards too though. Reading Hogfather at the moment.

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 7/6/2009 9:56:53 PM   
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Probably my favourite but not for the best read is "Only You Can Save Mankind!".. purely because it is a signed copy!.. personnalized too!!

My fave is either Colour Of Magic (for introducing Discworld) or Mort..

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 19/6/2009 10:21:41 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Hemlock

Read it at the weekend as usual some hilarious moments I particularly enjoyed his description of a dog eating toffee pudding.


I'm looking forward to see how Vadim Jean does Going Postal.
The Colour of Magic/Light Fantstic was good but Sir David shouldn't have played Rincewind if he'd already been Albert.

That said, Mr Sidney (Nigel Planer) was the Astrozoologist so I guess their casting department was running out of ideas!

Who would you like to play Moist von Lipwig? - Sorry if that question has been asked already

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 24/6/2009 10:59:08 PM   
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I've been thinking, Jean Marsh would make a good Granny



Or Eileen Atkins,



Or, even better, Phyllida Law,



Daisy Haggard as Magrat



And I still think Dawn French would make a great Nanny Ogg

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 25/6/2009 12:39:00 PM   
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Half way through re-reading Night Watch, this was the book that moved Sam Vimes to top of my favourite characters list, nudging out death.

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 15/7/2009 9:09:35 AM   
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has to be night watch for me

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 15/7/2009 9:32:33 AM   
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I heard a rumor that TP is going to kill off Sam Vimes.

I really hope that's not true.

I've just read my least favourite Discworld Book - Pyramids.
Don't get me wrong, it wasn't bad, I don't think any of the Discworld books are bad, but it certainly wasn't as good as the others.

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 15/7/2009 1:00:17 PM   
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Equal Rites. Just tickles me the most, love the characters, the storyline, everything. Great book.

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 15/7/2009 1:56:59 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: blackduck

Half way through re-reading Night Watch, this was the book that moved Sam Vimes to top of my favourite characters list, nudging out death.


If he is going to kill of anyone it should be the witches. I really dislike the books with them in.

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 5/1/2010 5:15:36 PM   
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ORIGINAL: MBeard

Like I say, I've ready upto Faust Eric in order and I can see no major benefit of reading in order but I wanted peoples opinions who have read more than me.

I explained myself badly!



When I started I made the decision that I was going to read them strictly in order. I think that's a good way. You see how the world grew and evolved with each story.

I've finished up to The Amazing Maurice now. What about you?

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 11/1/2010 9:28:13 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Wedge
Daisy Haggard as Magrat





she would be a pretty cool magrat
think Kathy Burke would be a good Nanny

i go thru phases with the discworlds, sometimes i'm about Rincewind, sometimes its all the witch stories, right now i'm goin thru the political ones, jus finished fifth elephant.

not had much Rincewind lately think i mihgt go thru all thems again


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RE: Best Pratchett book - 12/1/2010 9:24:55 AM   
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I have always been fond of Mort cos it's the first Pratchett I ever read.......

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