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    Who else loves this series

    My favourites are the ones with Vimes, because he is my book crush

    I just got Mort yesterday and I'm super excited. I've only read about 40 pages and it's already made me laugh out loud a few times

    Discuss the Discworld series

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    I haven't read any, but they're next on my list. I played the adventure games though.

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    I started the series with Going Postal, but I've also read several others.

    I really like this kind of humor, and find the books a good way to forget about things and have a chuckle.

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    I have:
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    Night Watch
    Thud!
    Making Money
    Unseen Academicals
    Small Gods
    Men at Arms
    Feet of Clay
    Masquerade
    Pyramids
    Equal Rites
    Lords and Ladies
    Interesting Times
    Jingo
    The Light Fantastic
    The Truth
    The Fifth Elephant
    Carpe Jugulum
    The Last Continent
    Soul Music
    Reaper Man
    Moving Pictures

    Several more on muh Kindle. My favorites are...well all of them, but I especially like the Mort books, and Death is a great character. Small Gods was the first Discworld book I read, and I'll soon have all the books in the series collected and read. Hmm. Might change my eoff set to Discworld.

    Great thread! Discworld rocks!

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    :monster:

    I have well over half the books and have read most of them. My favourites are Guards! Guards!, Small Gods, Night Watch, and Going Postal.
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    Rincewind fo lief!

    ..Also Cohen.

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    I've listened to a ton of them as audiobooks - there are some fantastic performances out there.

    Thud was my first, and remains my favourite.

    I'm a big fan of stories involving Ankh-Morpork, especially the City Watch. Sam Vimes is my homeboy. Sergeant Angua is adorable. Moist von Lipwig is endlessly enteraining.

    I've enjoyed all the novels I've experienced to date, though I found the witches increasingly repetitive and tedious. Furthermore, Rincewind can suck it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big D View Post
    Furthermore, Rincewind can suck it.
    rincewind.jpg
    "Okay..." said Rincewind, dejectedly. "I know when I'm not wanted. No, really, all the time is easy to figure out. It's when some people like you and some people don't that life gets confusing. And it's a lot easier to get everyone to hate you than it is to get everyone to love you."

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    Let's talk about some of our favorite scenes!

    I rather enjoyed Moist Von Lipwig trying to tunnel out of jail in the beginning of Going Postal.

    Pretty much any scene with Vimes dealing with his wife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkythesharkdogg View Post

    Pretty much any scene with Vimes
    I also really enjoy scenes with Twoflower. He is such a contrast to Rincewind and their dynamic is excellent

    I enjoy the urinating dog (not actually a urinating dog) from Interesting Times. Rincewind frustrating Death is always a good one

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    Did you guys see the Going Postal movies?

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    The final scene of Small Gods may be my all-time favourite scene from the series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    The final scene of Small Gods may be my all-time favourite scene from the series.
    Yes. That book culminates so perfectly. I love any and all scenes in the series that involve Death.

    The light was brilliant, crystalline, in a black sky filled with stars.

    "Ah. There really is a desert. Does everyone get this?" said Brutha.

    WHO KNOWS?

    "And what is at the end of the desert?"

    JUDGMENT.

    Brutha considered this.

    "Which end?"

    Death grinned and stepped aside.


    I also love the scene in Mort as Mort and Ysabell, astride Binky, are racing against the night. The descriptions of light and darkness are exquisite, imaginative, and incredibly witty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chionos View Post

    This Rincewind is better.

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    Vimes and those books following him and Sybil are the best.
    Anything with Vetinari is next.
    Susan Sto Helit takes a spot here.
    Moist von Lipwig follows in after that.
    Then Granny Weatherwax and her coven.


    I actually couldn't read the book which introduced Mort, though. I read about the first chapter, and promptly closed it and put it away. I can't stand when authors create characters just to kill to prove a point.
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