I will start off by saying that my only familiarity with Terry Pratchett is from Wikipedia’s page on him (first looked at a scarce minute or two ago) and from the, shall we say, rabid support of many fans who can’t seem to grasp that I really have never – no, not ever – no, never EVER EVER – I haven’t read a single one of his books.
It’s not because I dislike his work; I have no idea what he writes or how he writes it, and for whatever reason I’ve yet to pick up one of them. That’s it. I’m about as unbiased as you could ask for.
Anyway, what prompted this is a gift. An inheritance, would be more accurate. My uncle passed away a year or two ago, and with this and that, it’s taken a while for the estate to be processed (I won’t go into the petty infighting my relatives have been engaging in). It was all settled a short while ago and the dust seems to have died down. While I was visiting over the weekend, my mom said my uncle wanted me to have ‘a few books’ and handed me a large plastic bag literally bulging with paperbacks and hardcovers.
Most of which were Pratchett. I haven’t gone through them yet to find out exactly which ones they are – I’ll post a list later if anyone’s interested – but, my god, there are a lot of them. He’s a prolific author, heh.
So. Tell me about Pratchett, would ya? Should I bother cracking them open, or are they better served on eBay or a friendly neighborhood used book store?