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Discussion » Questions » Books and Literature » A question for Terry Pratchett fans:

A question for Terry Pratchett fans:

I read and enjoyed Pratchett's "Empire" and wanted more. So I started with "The Colour of Magic", the first of the Discworld stories. I gave up. Are all the Discworld stories as silly as that or did I just pick a bad one?

No, I'm not rubbishing him: I'd genuinely like to read the series but that came across as nonsense. 

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  • 1094
    1) Yes, they are all as silly as that
    2) But if you read them you discover that they are not really all that silly. Or maybe rather: that even the silliness have a more serious purpose.

    PS: the 'really first' book in the diskworld series was "Strata", just as silly but it makes it easier to recognize point 2 above :-))
      January 11, 2017 7:22 PM MST
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  • 665
    Thanks, Jakob. I'll see if my library has a copy. Appreciate the reply. 
      January 11, 2017 8:00 PM MST
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