What is your favorite Discworld book?

@BunGirl (2639)
United States
December 9, 2006 12:56am CST
Discworld is a humorous fantasy series by British author Terry Pratchett. There are somewhere around 40 books currently in the series, and several other peripheral titles. I think my top three would have to be Carpe Jugulum, Mort, and Hogfather, though not necessarily in that order. Which from this series do you prefer?
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@misskatonic (3727)
• United States
9 Dec 06
You mean people can actually choose a favorite? ;) Oh man... I love every Discworld book, I really do. I think if I had to pick favorites... Hogfather, definitely. I need to read that, actually. I read it every December! Jingo - best political satire I've ever read. The Fifth Elephant - I adore Carrot and Angua, and Vimes is love. The Last Continent - Rincewind is my favorite character, and I think that book showcases him perfectly. That and Interesting Times. And of course Small Gods - best religious satire I've ever read. Masquerade was really good, too. Nanny Ogg wins. Have you ever played the Discworld video games? They're hilarious. And Rincewind is voiced by Eric Idle!
@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
9 Dec 06
No! I didn't even know there was such a thing!!! Are they downloadable or should I look for them on Amazon.com?
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• United States
9 Dec 06
Should be able to get them on Amazon. They're for original Playstation. I got the first one right when PS's just came out - it was one of the first games made. I got the second one on Amazon. There is a computer game, too, Discworld Noir. I haven't played that one yet. There's also a Discworld artbook, GURPS roleplaying guide, cookbook and various 'tourists guides'. Why yes, I am a Discworld addict!
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I have the GURPS book. Nanny Ogg's cookbook is on my wishlist. Have you seen the DVDs? I have Soul Music and another (can't think of which at the moment). Not nearly as good as the books of course, but good for a chuckle or two!
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• United States
9 Mar 07
I love all of them but I think "Nightwatch" was probably the best written. Starting to seriously get into the Tiffany Aching books though. Wee Free Men, Hat Full of Sky and Wintersmith are all wonderful. I just finished reading them (re-reading Wee Free Men) and have started re-reading Going Postal :) Hehe...
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
9 Mar 07
Wee Free Men was fabulous. I still haven't gotten around to snatching up the other two of those though, probably ought to do that soon!
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
9 Mar 07
Well I've always been a fan of the Nac Mac Feegle, so it's no surprise that I loved Wee Free Men. I guess my reading list is just too long -- I keep meaning to read the others!!!
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• United States
11 Mar 07
I just found out about the Tiffany Aching books by accident not long ago. My library had them when the bookstores here didn't. Hmmph!I now have copies of my own thanks to Amazon though.Hehe
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@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
11 Feb 07
I can't say as I have read that many, so far just the ones concerning the city watch. I really liked Thud the latest one, though I think Guards! Guards! is still my favorite.
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• Malta
13 Aug 08
Guards!Guards! was the first one I read - it was a gift. It's still my favourite, though Hogfather is probably better
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
9 Dec 06
i love pyramids, i travel in Egypt and its such a wonderful funny and close observation of this land. Also, i think equal rites is a beautiful parody of sexism in higher education, as a result of reading this book i called my first born daughter Eskarena. Also i agree with you about carpe jugulum. Truth be told i dont think he has done a bad book
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
10 Dec 06
I haven't read Pyramids... keep meaning to get to that one! I agree about Equal Rites though. Fabulous book.
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• Australia
10 Dec 06
There are just too many to pick a favorite! Probably the closest I could get would be Nightwatch, Going Postal and Thud... lol I'm definitely looking forward to reading the latest one though! I'll come back and revise this once I have =) About to start reading through them again from the start...probably about the 8th or 9th time round! lol
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@Foxfire1875 (2011)
7 Feb 08
I would say my favourites are Hogfather, Reaper man, Wyrd sisters and Thief of Time but there are none I dislike.
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@blueman (16513)
• India
9 Dec 06
nopes, never read them.
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