Terry Pratchett


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i think terry is the best writer of fantasy since tolkein,
he would also make an amazing comidian and within
his own rights he is a comedian and the books he
writes are his stage.

>>By dibbler   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

I am from Poland and I think, that Terry is one of the best writers in the world. Books are expencive ( at least for me) so I don't buy them every day, but when the Soul Music came to my city the first thing I did after school was buying It. Lord Vetinari for the president! And Ridcully and Death for ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

>>By Nelly   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

je trouve que cet auteur plein d'humour nous fait parvenir une exellente critique de la société( je pense notament au "grand livre des gnomes" qui m'a presque fait pleurer de rire!) ,et qu'il nous apporte en meme temps tout le rêve et toute l'évasion que je recherche dans un roman fantasy...Merci à lui!!

>>By "claque D"   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

je trouve que cet auteur plein d'humour nous fait parvenir une exellente critique de la société( je pense notament au "grand livre des gnomes" qui m'a presque fait pleurer de rire!) ,et qu'il nous apporte en meme temps tout le rêve et toute l'évasion que je recherche dans un roman fantasy...Merci à lui!!

>>By "claque D"   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

I love his books! They are just great! My favourite held is DEATH

>>By juli   (Sunday, 13 Apr 2003 11:58)

One of my favourite authors. Read the colour of magic and you'll be hooked. His books are light in subject, content and humour. One of the few authors who get me to laugh out loud while reading on the Swedish subway (a thing not to be done lightly). Fantasy and magic are mere backgound in Pratchetts books, his true field is wit and human nature.

>>By Prolific reader   (Friday, 25 Apr 2003 09:29)

In Interesting Magic, there is a lot of thruth in what most people find hilarious. In fact, in all the books, this happen's! Like when the Unseen University wizards fight about something educational. They fight non-stop.

>>By Kira   (Friday, 23 May 2003 17:56)

terry pratchett will stand the test of time as one of britains best authors long may he reign

>>By george   (Tuesday, 17 Jun 2003 17:11)

i see dead people

>>By jeff   (Thursday, 19 Jun 2003 15:34)

"Night Watch" is my FAVORITE book ever. Rincewind and Vimes rule, but so does every other charecter. And plus, right now I'm bored out of my mind. Bye, now/

>>By Angelfish   (Saturday, 19 Jul 2003 04:43)

can someone tell me about him?? i have no idea, i like harry potter though. i think i will go there now ....

>>By shiaoren   (Friday, 8 Aug 2003 05:09)

He is the most awesome author ever, or at least one of the best, up there with greats like PG Wodehouse. His style has certainly improved in the many years he has been writing. The Discworld series gets better as it goes along, but my personal favourite is Night Watch. I keep thinking they should make a movie out of it. Unless I'm wrong Monstrous Regiment is the only Discworld book (not including the Science of Discworlds) in which Death does not appear. That's ironic because it's about a war. The book was great though - keep up the good stuff.
His writing is truly artistic, especially The Thief of Time. I think I have all of his books except The Carpet People and The Bromeliad Trilogy (which I've read anyway) but I'd hate to have missed another one... My favourite characters are Rincewind, Magrat Garlick, Vimes and Susan Death.

>>By L8er Sk8er H8er   (Thursday, 23 Oct 2003 23:03)

Hi. I wish I could write something about this Terry guy, but i've never read any of his books. What would you recommend?

>>By Speial_Edition   (Friday, 24 Oct 2003 21:11)

Anything in the Discworld series is good, and you don't necessarily have to start with The Colour of Magic. That's a great book but the books do get better as they go along. I myself first read Wyrd Sisters. It's books like that that make me want to take up writing myself.

>>By L8er Sk8er H8er   (Saturday, 25 Oct 2003 14:44)

I read pretty much all the Discworld books...but the best are the ones with that idiotic wizard - Rincewind!! overall my favourite though was "Night Watch" when Mister Vimes got sent back in time and led the Revolution against the government!!

>>By Jeffers   (Thursday, 30 Oct 2003 12:44)

Pratchett roks, nightwatch definitely rules, but his new 1 (Monstrous Regiment) suks big time! Great idea but weak ending and no big surprises! Not a patch on the earlier books. Nightwatch is the only decent one he's written since Maurice and his educated rodents!

>>By offler   (Thursday, 20 Nov 2003 21:36)

I won't say I didn't enjoy Monstrous Regiment -it's a good book. But it's definitely not up to Pratchett's normal standards - a total lack of magic and the character of Vimes was underplayed.
Good storyline (except with an annoying ending), but it could have been written a lot better. Making all the soldiers turn out to be girls was rather predictable, and that "miracle of the turkey" was really stupid. The biggest question of all: Where was Death? All the other books have Death in them...

>>By Sk8a H8a   (Wednesday, 17 Dec 2003 19:46)

Perhaps Death decided to abscond to brighter pastures. I too missed the usaual motley crew of regular characters. But you must remember that like "unadultered cat" and "wee Free Men" this was no longer abt the Morporkian lives but a totally different country having internal turmoil, etc. You can't always have the same cast of characters. Unfortunately I must agree I was rather disapointed by the ending. the characters did lack a certain " je ne sais quoi".

I would recommend any newbies to start reading either the Watch series or the Wytches' one. These contain all my favourite characters.

>>By bluecrocus   (Saturday, 10 Jan 2004 16:40)

I saw Pratchett give a book talk about two weeks ago, and he exudes the same animation and wit in person as he does in his prose. He became so entangled in various rants concerning production companies continuous offers to make movies from his novels (which he rejects) and random ideas swirling about in his head for future novels that he never actually read from his new book. It is rare an author lives up to the romantic image you form of them in your head through their works, but Pratchett certainly does.

>>By granther   (Wednesday, 4 Feb 2004 00:11)

I find Prattchett's storytelling ability to be absolutley wonderful! His ability to create characters that the reader emotes with is amazing.
I do feel however that the Discworld series has gone rapidly downhill since Carpe Jugulum. Perhaps it's time to send the world-turtle and it's passengers into retirement?

>>By GothicDreams   (Friday, 6 Feb 2004 06:35)

I would recommend his book called The Bromeliad Trilogy. I think that even though its a long book and a few chapters may be boring all in all the book is very good. the characters are kind of funny sometimes and they do stupid things. I guess there just like us right. lol ha ha ha ha. he leaves you feeling like are there anymore book on that series? If so what are the books called? to end this, I think that Terry Pratchett is the best author I read so far in my 15 years of living in this world. I enjoy him and I hope that you will enjoy him just as much as me. I think they should make a movie on The Bromeliad Trilogy. It shows what human kind is all about. Jeff please tell me what the hell that has to do with this author and his book. what does that saying have to do with his books? is this just for attention? well you got it mister. to conclude everyone should read at least one of his books becasue he is one of the best authors out there alive today. don't miss your change to get one of his books today. peace dogies

>>By johnnyboy ya   (Monday, 19 Apr 2004 03:29)

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>>By johnnyboy ya   (Monday, 19 Apr 2004 03:32)

I am glad to see that Terry is writing more 'juvies', as there is desperate need for well written stories by an author that the 'tweens can grow into. Going from the Wee Free Men to The Truth will be much less jarring than going from JK Rowlings to Anne Rice (for example).

He's an author who is spanning the generations, god love'im.


>>By Ook DaLibrarian   (Thursday, 22 Apr 2004 18:56)

He's actually done a book with Neil Gaimen called Good Omens, and it was one of the funniest books I've ever read, you get some odd looks on public transport when you break into fits of laughter while reading :)

>>By Alleria   (Monday, 1 Nov 2004 05:43)

about the good omens... the best book he's written... a bit of refreshing by gaiman did him good...
the best in discworld series is mort... as to others... well i may read them once, but then never again.. nothing so very special there... it seems to me that half the series is written just to get it done with... he goes, takes a situation or a thing perfectly normal in our daily life, converts it into his world and lets his characters... who by the way really are good...handle it...
i know he can do better...i think it's time for him to pull himself together and stat writing according to his abitlilies...
oh.. a good thing is still unmentioned.. his books are quite difficult to predict... i like that...

>>By HY -   (Tuesday, 14 Jun 2005 09:52)


I always tell people to start Pratchett with MORT. It's a great little book, it stands well alone (unlike say NIGHTWATCH, or THE TRUTH where it's handy to know a bit about the discworld charachters) and it's got everything a classic Pratchett should; laughs, tears, romance, and utter absurdity!!!!

>>By docjay   (Tuesday, 14 Jun 2005 17:10)

easily the best series of books....ever

>>By Jeffers   (Friday, 17 Mar 2006 11:34)

I used to live off these books. He's a great writer.
But I think his best book is Good Omens, and that might have something to do with the fact that Neil Gaiman co-wrote it with him.

>>By Flagg   (Monday, 20 Mar 2006 14:37)

Pratchett never ceases to entertain me :-)

I'm really fond of his characters, and I love the way he parodies history and well known pieces of literature like the Trojan war.
Also Paul Kidby's illustrations are fantastic!

>>By Dreaming   (Sunday, 2 Apr 2006 00:58)

I could as many have done go on about how Terry Pratchett is ( and your very much right in thinking so ) one of the best authors ever!! He is certainly a number one for me for his imagination, wit and perspective on life - HOWEVER >>

What i'd really like to talk about are the films that have come out such as Going Postal, Hogswatch and The Colour Of Magic. NO FILM CAN PORTRAY the GENIUS of Terry pratchett and all the witty, silly and clever things he puts to the reader IN the BOOKS.

So, in conclusion, because i'm keeping this nice and sweet ( coz its quarter to 6 in the morning (( and i still need to finish Jingo :p )) ) IF you have not read any 'Pratchett before DO SO - ESPECIALLY if you the option of watching one of the movies is ahead of you! And to those who have watched a movie; please, please, please - for the love of all that it is good, right and holy in this fair world - PICK UP A DISCWORLD NOVEL AND ENJOY!!!!!!

- on a personal note - Terry Pratchett's booked have had me laughing and chuckling all over ( and i've received funny looks from fellow travellers on the train for instance ) through the good times and have kept me sane and insanely cheerful through the very worst. For this i am eternally thankful to him and with the deepest of gratitude i wish him only good things for him and those he holds dear to him and my unconditional ( peculiar ) love!!! :)

>>By E^iLKickS   (Saturday, 6 Nov 2010 06:47)

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