I’m probably not the only one to be a latecomer to Discworld. I tried about 3 times to get into Discworld and had very little success until I tried again this summer. I kind of want a place to discuss the books that I’ve read and maybe even get advice for which books to read next.
I have other books to read, so I’ll be taking breaks from Discworld often. However, it’s nice to have a place to come back to and discuss.
Anyone is welcome and Discworld isn’t, at least to me, very spoiler sensitive, so we can leave it open spoilers.
OK, so what book are you reading now? Thoughts? Favorite parts?
I’ve read the following in the series:
Colour of Magic - My first attempt to read Discworld. Cute, but not a great entry point or a great book. It was OK. 5/10
Mort - I felt the final 20% or so was a miss. I loved the opening 80%, though. I just felt the ending was disappointing compared to the rest. Loved Death, though. I will read a Death novel sometime soon. 7/10
Small Gods - In my top 5 novels of all time. I think it is a masterpiece from beginning to end. Easily the best Discworld book from me so far. 10/10
Guards! Guards! - Really funny. Carrot cracks me up and if you can admire a fictional character, I admire Carrot. Really fun book. I laughed a lot at the dragon summoning parts in the opening as well. I also think this book nails the ending, unlike some other Discworld books. 8/10
Men At Arms - The second guards book. Again, I really enjoyed this one. The Clown Guild was a very funny idea. I loved that the clowns are a depressing group. I mean, it’s true that clowns are not funny and never were. I also think Carrot shines in this book. I was surprised how little Vimes figured into the story. Carrot is clearly the best person I’ve read about in Discworld. I think Pratchett does a great job describing how poeple view Carrot as well. They are mystified at how he…is proud of his work, cares about the city he lives in, and how he lives his life. He’s a leader and a very well described and developed character. 8 or 9/10
I have yet to pick my next book. It will either be:
- Tiffany Aching - Wee Free Men
- Feet of Clay
- Reaper Man