"41st Pratchett" Topic
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| ochoin ||27 Aug 2015 5:56 a.m. PST|
The renowned fantasy novelist's 41st tile is on posthumous sale.
I won't be buying it. I tried to like his books but failed.
Undoubtedly its me but, "Pratchett: no thanks."
|Winston Smith ||27 Aug 2015 5:58 a.m. PST|
Some of them I have read several times. Some I couldn't finish.
| Andrew Walters ||27 Aug 2015 9:02 a.m. PST|
Pratchett was very capable of different "voices", different styles. Some of his books I couldn't put down, others I couldn't finish. This alone gave me cause for much reflection about what it means to enjoy a book, and what it is that books have to do well and what doesn't matter.
So try a Tiffany Aching, if you haven't. If you only tried the "wizard" books with stupid Rincewind try one of the Watch books or one of the Witch books. Some of his novels were "Young Adult" so if you didn't like Johnny And The Bomb, well, there you are.
I couldn't finish Dodger. I will someday. Haven't tried Nation yet. Rincewind ruins some books for me. I like the Moist Von Lipwig books much more than some of the others.
|britishlinescarlet2||27 Aug 2015 11:53 a.m. PST|
One of my favoutie authors, there is a thread of commmon sense social commentary through his books that makes him stand head and shoulders above most writers in the last 20 years. I also can't think of another male author that has managed to write convincing female charachters quite as well as Terry, in particular his Tiffany Aching books are an astounding piece of writing. But that of course, is my opinion.
|Buff Orpington ||28 Aug 2015 8:26 a.m. PST|
Rincewind was very much a vehicle to drive the early Discworld stories and pretty much dropped into the background even in the later stories from the Unseen University.
|nazrat||29 Aug 2015 1:10 p.m. PST|
I have pretty much loved everything he has ever done, though there was a little less affection for the last few.
|kyoteblue ||02 Sep 2015 7:50 p.m. PST|
I bought it today for my oldest Grand Kid.