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Pratchett, Terry. Book - 2002 Fantasy / Pratchett, Terry, Adult Book / Fiction / Fantasy / General / Pratchett, Terry 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.7 out of 5

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my beloved diskworld submitted by ferdoble on August 11, 2011, 3:55pm To describe Terry Pratchett’s books is a difficult thing to do. The disc world series is in a word fantastic. Terry Pratchett, would seem to use the disk world, to take any theme, or know story and then twist it in his own very humorous way. These are not always laugh out loud funny (sometimes they are), bur rather the sort of funny that just sort of lifts your spirits a little bit.

I will say that in some cases there isn’t always a really strong story, sometimes its just his characters moving through one of those twisted themes. I like them all, you may want to start with the Most Von Lipwig story line (“Going Postal” and then “making money”) as at least the first one has a really great story line.

I love to pepper my reading queue with these books to keep all those books that take themselves seriously fresh and interesting.

I recommend reading them ALL.

OR listening to them. The two main narrators of Terry Pratchett’s books are Stephen Briggs & Nigel Planer and they take Terry Pratchett’s phenomenal writing to a whole new level.

The revolution's here submitted by Jen Chapin-Smith on August 16, 2012, 4:35pm The 29th in Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, "Night Watch" again brings us the adventures of Ankh-Morpork's City Watch or police force. Like all Pratchett's books, audiences love it. BBC turned this novel into a five-part radio series starring Philip Jackson.
On the anniversary of the city's Glorious Revolution, City Watch Commander Sam Vimes gets caught in a magical time storm that sends him back 30 years to the days of the revolution and so he must lead the revolution while acting honorably enouogh not to corrupt his younger self.
The novel deals with such disturbing topics as torture, which are important for people to understand and contemplate, but younger readers may not be able to handle it. Nonetheless, for those who can stomach it, the novel is engrossing and I highly recommend it and Pratchett's other novels.

Best Discworld Ever submitted by Allison B on June 26, 2013, 7:29pm Yes, I said it. Read this to start the series and you will be hooked. Not sure how it currently has 4 stars. Sam Vimes is INCREDIBLE in this book (as in all most of the others), and it will make you think.

Worth the yearly reread submitted by hduke on July 30, 2018, 9:12pm I reread this book at least once a year (at the end of May) - a truly wonderful book with so much heart and profound meaning wrapped up in a highly engaging story - highly recommend.

One of my favorites submitted by Bakalm on August 31, 2018, 11:08am It's difficult for a Watch book to be one of my favorite Discworld books, but this is fantastic. After the events of Thief of Time, Sam Vimes is sent back to Ankh-Morpork's June Revolution. It's not an introduction to the series at all--a good number of character beats depend on our knowledge of their future behavior--but it's an amazing culmination.

I love this book! submitted by danibersche on June 17, 2020, 4:31pm Terry Pratchett manages to be laugh out loud funny and keenly insightful at the same time.

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Discworld series

New York : HarperCollins, c2002.
Year Published: 2002
Description: 451 pages ; 19 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

Lexile: 720


Vimes, Samuel (Fictitious character)
Time travel -- Fiction.
Discworld (Imaginary place)
Postal service -- Fiction.
Civil service -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.