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RIP Sir Terry Pratchett

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Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
12 Mar 2015, 07:03 PM | Post: #11

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RE: RIP Sir Terry Pratchett

I started with Mort then went to the beginning and carried on. I've not read some of his last works.
My favourite set of characters are the witches.

I rather liked Moving Pictures It's totally stand-alone
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12 Mar 2015, 07:10 PM | Post: #12

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12 Mar 2015, 07:30 PM | Post: #13

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RE: RIP Sir Terry Pratchett

Just about the only time I've felt truly sad after a celeb died Sad

First book of his I read was Maskerade.
I then went on to pick up 13 paperbacks in one go from a charity shop, then when my kids were away for a fortnight, read them all from the the safety of the settee. Hardly moved apart from food, coffee and toilet breaks Smile

I was reading Nightwatch (and took it with me) when I was going to stay for a few days with my now Hubby. We were just friends then..
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12 Mar 2015, 07:47 PM | Post: #14

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RE: RIP Sir Terry Pratchett

Night Watch will always appear in my top five on a list of the best books I have ever read. It is a contender for top place. Mort is a good place to start for anyone who has not yet had the pleasure of reading a book by the wonderful Terry Pratchett.
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12 Mar 2015, 07:52 PM | Post: #15

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RE: RIP Sir Terry Pratchett

I started at the beginning with The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic and read through in order for a while but haven't read a lot of the more recent stuff.  My favourites of the ones I've read have been Mort and Reaper Man I think I just like the DEATH character.  I really need to read more of them, from a lot of your comments Night Watch seems to a be a popular choice and its one that's been in my to read pile for a while now so I think that should be my next one.
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12 Mar 2015, 08:54 PM | Post: #16

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RE: RIP Sir Terry Pratchett

Reaper Man is my favourite of his as well. That and Good Omens.

Sad news.
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13 Mar 2015, 07:20 AM | Post: #17

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RE: RIP Sir Terry Pratchett

Thanks all for some excellent suggestions.
All I now need is a little time to read.
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13 Mar 2015, 09:08 AM | Post: #18

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RE: RIP Sir Terry Pratchett

Thud! Not the sound of me thinking but another favourite. Racial enmity going back almost forver as a result of misunderstandings. Some great humour in there. If we laugh at ourselves we realise our own folly.
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13 Mar 2015, 10:00 AM | Post: #19

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RE: RIP Sir Terry Pratchett

Such sad news. I've been on the verge of tears ever since I heard. As Ignite says, it feels like losing an old friend.
If you've never read any of his work, there are some great suggestions here and I would second Night Watch. My personal favourite is a standalone for older children - Nation.

Back around the turn of the millennium, I attended several Discworld conventions - great fun - and had the very good fortune to take part in a small discussion group with Terry. I even served him with coffee! Klatchian, of course. Wink

I was, and maybe still am, the Discworld Poet Laureate, Ameritus - and have a trophy to prove it! I had to read my doggerel,  A Lancre Lullaby, on stage at the convention's closing ceremony, while Terry stood next to me with his fingers in his ears. Big Grin Quite possibly the most terrifying thing I've ever done in my life.
So long, Terry, and thanks for all the laughs.
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13 Mar 2015, 10:05 AM | Post: #20

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RE: RIP Sir Terry Pratchett

The funny thing is, he was shunned by the literati for a long time. I remember years ago when he first came to the wider public's attention, only because he by then had become the best-selling British writer. He said in an interview at the time that his first five books to reach number one in the charts hadn't been reviewed anywhere. Talk about snobbery.
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