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12:01 AM ET (US)
Merci d'avoir un blog interessant
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Stefan JonesPerson was signed in when posted
04:36 PM ET (US)
The Discworld books vary in quality. Some are brilliant, funny, and original (Small Gods comes to mind).

Most are . . . well, not badly written, or unfunny, but uninspired and formulaic. ("I could swear I'd read this before, but the hero was a ____ and the Big Catastrophic Menace was a _____.")
CPGPerson was signed in when posted
01:59 PM ET (US)
Yes, you would.

Like you, I was first introduced to Pratchett by way of Good Omens. Loved GO, so when I saw Thief of Time on the library shelf, gave it a try. In retrospect, this was not the best book in the series to begin with, but I enjoyed it all the same. I got hold of a list of Discworld books in order, and started reading.

Some 28 books or so later, I can confirm that Pterry is a comic genius.
Edited 08-06-2003 02:01 PM
Red Headed Ba*dPerson was signed in when posted
01:49 PM ET (US)
The only Terry Pratchett I've read is "Good Omens" (which was hilarious in a Douglas Adams sort of way), written in colllaboration with Neil Gaimen (whose other books, while intriguing in a Tim Powers sort of way, are NOT hilarious).

So, given that Douglas Adams has ascended to a higher plane and any further work by him is unavailable to us mortals, would I find the hilarity I so desperately seek in Discworld?

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