I love the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. It’s amazing how a flat world sitting on the backs of four colossal elephants standing on a meteor-pocked planet-sized turtle named The Great A’Tuin can hold so many people in thrall. I’ve been reading it sporadically since I was a teen but it was only recently when I, along with Trish and Alet, decided to read the whole set. All the books spanning 25 years of writing. (And it’s still growing, folks!)
This is a list of what I have read so far:
|Yes||The Colour of Magic|
|Yes||The Light Fantastic|
|Yes||Lords and Ladies|
|No||Men at Arms|
|No||Feet of Clay|
|No||The Last Continent|
|No||The Fifth Elephant|
|No||Thief of Time|
|Partial||The Last Hero|
|No||The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents|
|Yes||The Wee Free Men|
|Yes||A Hat Full of Sky|
|Yes||I Shall Wear Midnight|
|13||Not yet read|
I don’t read the books in chronological order. I read them according to the characters that I want to read about at the moment. Pratchett once said that Discworld doesn’t have a map because you can’t map a sense of humor. I believe that Discworld doesn’t have a set timeline. One can jump forward, backward, stop in the middle of one, go read another, and return to others halfway and it would still make sense.
I cannot really choose a favorite because all the major characters are lovable in their own right; even the evil, lying scums who would sell you souvenirs and a sausage made of dubious parts the pig didn’t know it had. The witches, wizards, trolls, dwarves, DEATH, and dictators are strangely based on reality; just think about the people around you and you’ll understand. Pratchett successfully put into words the collective random thoughts we have whenever something ridiculous comes up. Some books instantly hit you hard with awesomeness while others only get better after two or three readings.
I planned to make a brief commentary about each book I’ve read but I only have the same thing to say for each: OMG, it’s hilarious! READ IT READ IT READ IT before your hair falls out!!!
People may get weirded out when you burst out laughing in a coffee shop while sitting alone with your Kindle, but at least you’re having more fun than that other chick who’s deep into the philosophy of White Bikini Panties.