Wednesday, 15 October 2014

BOOK LOVE: TERRY PRATCHETT

It's been a while since I wrote a Book Love post, so here's what I've been reading lately...


It has taken me years, and a few false starts, but I have finally caught the Discworld bug and I am OBSESSED. I keep trying to read other books, but it's a struggle, and I'm somehow always left, Pratchett in hand.

They are the kind of books I wish I had read when I was wee (but I am very glad I have found them now!). They're funny and filled with a whole world of brilliant, complex, awful and insane characters. It's fantasy, yes, but it's fantasy that isn't afraid to laugh at itself, and is just so ruggedly brilliant and brave and honest that you frequently have to stop to re-read sentences - each book seems to be scattered with phrases that sum up the human condition and life just SO perfectly, it's almost a punch to the gut.

So, no matter your age, or the type of books you'd normally read, or if reading ain't usually your thing (whaaaa?), I'd hugely recommend you take a look at Discworld. I was recommended to skip the first few books (early works that can be a bit tricky to get into), so do that, and start with Wyrd Sisters - one of the witches books, which you can currently buy for ONE PENCE on Amazon (or for mega cheap in any second hand bookshop). One pence! I promise it's worth it.

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  1. I have to admit, I forced myself to read a couple of these about ten years ago, but I'm not sure I enjoyed them that much or really GOT the Discworld thing. That said, I think I'll give them another go.

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    1. Yeah, I felt like that before, but found skipping the first three books seriously helped! Let me know how you get on if you give them another go.

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