Nov 5, 2012

Have you ever wondered where to start reading Terry Pratchett?


If so, I’m here to help! Today I’m over at The Estella Society with a post that suggests six entry points into Pratchett’s work and explains why trying to read Discworld in order of publication is really not the best idea. Do stop by! Many thanks to Andi and Heather for inviting me over.

15 comments:

Bookgazing said...

Break free from tyrannical order and all will be well :D Very true indeed. What a good reminder that I should pick up Maurice soon.

Kristi said...

Loved your post at The Estella Society. I'll have to check out the young adult ones. I'm always on the look out for books that will interest my boys.

Abigail@The Story Factory Reading Zone said...


Wow, that's a big topic to consider! I'm going over now to check out your post.

bermudaonion said...

I'm going to check it out. I do wonder if Pratchett isn't too fantastical for me.

Zibilee said...

I have the first three books in his Discworld series, and my husband just loved them. I think I will start there!

Andi said...

Thank you SO much for writing this, Ana!

Heather said...

Yes, thank you dahlin'! :)

Chris said...

Loved your post...I've tried SO HARD to force myself to read these out of publication order :p And I've somewhat succeeded as I've read The Wee Free Men...now I just have to finish that mini series. And yes..Nation...oh I love that book so damn much...maybe I should reread that one soon!

Ana @ things mean a lot said...

Book Gazing: Does that mean you've never read Maurice before? FIX IT! FIX IT NOW :P

Kristi: Fingers crossed that they'll enjoy these :D

Abigail: Yep, and of course there's no one right way and etc. But I still hope people will follow my advice :P

Kathy: Maybe the first few Discworld books, but after that, not so much. At the event I attended recently he said that while his setting is a fantasy world, his plots are usually very realistic, which I think is an excellent point.

Zibilee: Just promise me you won't give up if you can't get into them. I really worry that those first few books will put off new readers.

Andi and Heather: My pleasure :D Thank YOU for having me!

Chris: Yes, good Chris. In this case, publication order is just not your friend. The same goes for Dorothy Sayers :P

Joanna said...

Yes! I have wondered this many, many times and have The Colour of Magic waiting for me, but now see that maybe that's not a good idea. I'll head on over to your post!

Charlie said...

Great idea for a post, and I agree, starting with The Colour of Magic isn't recommended.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

I asked you about this a couple years ago and you gave me such wonderful recommendations. You're just awesome!

claire said...

Thank you, Ana! I have often wondered. My son and I could take the journey together..

Ana @ things mean a lot said...

Joanna and Charlie: There's no wrong way to do it, of course, but I worry a lot about those first few books putting off potential new fans. They're really very different from what Discworld was to become.

Melissa. Aww. I was happy to be able to help!

Claire: I think that would be a lot of fun for you both :D

Sarah Reid said...

Only last week I was thinking that I really ought to read some Terry Pratchett after realising how often "Nation" had been taken out of the library here - this will be useful, thank you.

Sarah.

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