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  • I too love Terry Pratchett's writing. I heard of him in one of your journals (yes use.perl.org must take the blame for many things), and stumbled across the Gnome series in our local library. The family loved them, and I was hooked!

    Not too many of the discworld series are translated into danish, so I would love for someone, who has access to the whole lot, to point out the major works - so I can pester the library to get them for me. OK I could read them in english (and I do prefer it myself), but the rest
    • Honestly, everyone has a different favouriate. The classics you should read are: "Equal Rites" (which introduced the witches), "Mort" (which really fleshed out Death's character, so to speak), "Guards! Guards!" (which introduced Vimes), and "Small Gods" (which was Pratchett's first foray into the very weighty topic of religion). "The Color of Magic" started it all, and is well worth reading (the contrast between early Discworld and late Discworld is very interesting to observe), and it's a good introduction to Rincewind.

      I didn't enjoy "Moving Pictures", and I felt that "Interesting Times" was a bit of a low point that the series didn't recover from until "Jingo". In general the early books in a particular thread (wizard books, watch books, witch books, ...) are better than the later ones, just because the obvious jokes are the easiest to laugh at. The exception there is the Watch series which (in my highly biased opinion) is gold from start to end.

      This reading list [netcomuk.co.uk] is very good.

      Good luck!

      --Nat