Science Fiction Fantasy  
Go Back   Science Fiction Fantasy Chronicles: forums > Books and Writing > Authors > Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett The world of Discworld and its colourful characters

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 9th June 2005, 10:39 AM   #16 (permalink)
Unreg. Mutant Moderator
 
Winters_Sorrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Tyne and Wear
Posts: 3,327
Re: Best Discworld story arc?

I thought the best story arc was Small Gods.
The philosophers made me laugh, as did the small fisherman trying to sell fish to the generals as they invade Om

not to mention the mad hermit in the desert.
But I pretty much like all of Terry Pratchett's stuff (including the Diggers series & The Carpet People).
Winters_Sorrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th June 2005, 11:48 AM   #17 (permalink)
mushroom lord
 
Azash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 314
Re: Best Discworld story arc?

I prefer the ones were Death is a primary character. The best one being either Mort or Reaper Man, even though the latter gets a bit wierd with the trolleys its still hilarious
Azash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th June 2005, 02:43 PM   #18 (permalink)
Riftsound resident
 
Thadlerian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Norway
Posts: 995
Re: Best Discworld story arc?

(spoilers)

I think Men at Arms has the best story, except for the ending, where Angua was practically resurrected. I know about werewolves and silver arrows, but the way TP described her being shot, was meant to have us think this was the end to her.

Other great stories are The Fifth Elephant, Mort and Carpe Jugulum.
Thadlerian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th June 2005, 03:13 PM   #19 (permalink)
Outside
 
Leto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,340
Re: Best Discworld story arc?

(spoilers)


Kind of logical it wasn't silver bullets. And for that, TP is is faithful to common definition of monsters.
Leto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th June 2005, 11:38 AM   #20 (permalink)
Seeker of wisdom
 
zorcarepublic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 441
Re: Best Discworld story arc?

Because of belief. We all believe that werewolvs can only be killed by silver (IIRC), and TP made it certain we knew the bullets were lead, not silver. Therefore, we should have realised that Angua was not dead...

Although I like it how TP describes trolls as a silicaceous (sp?) species, and that the slight heating effect makes their brains overheat...
zorcarepublic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th July 2006, 02:20 PM   #21 (permalink)
Scottish Roman
 
The Ace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Perth and Kinross
Posts: 4,038
Re: Best Discworld story arc?

Gotta admit, I love the Watch and Sam Vimes as a diplomat ("You told him that if the troops were not withdrawn then he, the ambassador, would be going home in an ambulance"). Don't read them in public, though.
The Ace is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13th July 2006, 05:12 PM   #22 (permalink)
resident pedantissimo
 
chrispenycate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 5,982
Blog Entries: 11
Re: Best Discworld story arc?

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Ace
Don't read them in public, though.
Why not? I got a whole seat to myself for a 45 minute bus ride by rereading a Pratchett novel; and I wasn't even frothing at the mouth.

Occasionally breaking up in unrestrained laughter for no immediately obvious reason can have a very salutary effect on social interactions.
chrispenycate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th July 2006, 06:13 PM   #23 (permalink)
Just Julie
 
CarlottaVonUberwald's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 252
Re: Best Discworld story arc?

i dont get the dont read them in public thing...
CarlottaVonUberwald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th July 2006, 06:36 PM   #24 (permalink)
Scottish Roman
 
The Ace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Perth and Kinross
Posts: 4,038
Smile Re: Best Discworld story arc?

Start laughing on a bus full of drunkenDundonians, and you'll carry your ears home in your hat.
The Ace is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 24th July 2006, 11:55 AM   #25 (permalink)
Smile, Harry Rocks!
 
bookaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: UK: ENGLAND:
Posts: 60
Re: Best Discworld story arc?

the watch is my fav but the rest are great too. i like the rest the same!
bookaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.