Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Terry Pratchett: A Reading Guide


Here's an admission: I've only read 1.5 Terry Pratchett novels  - The Thief of Time and Dark Omen's (which I only read because of Neil Gaiman's name on the cover) - I've always had a vague sense that Pratchett's books were twee and provincial, just a tiny bit precious, and marbled with a particular brand of English humour where one makes a joke but winks at the reader to let them in on it, making them feel all smart and pleased with themselves at the same time.

Then I learned that Karen Miller, an author whose work I like muchly, considers Mr. Pratchett a great author of female characters, so now I have to find an entry point into his huge body of work. Do I start with the Rincewind novels?  Or the Witches novels?

Well, the folks over at The Onion A.V. Club have got that sorted for me and produced a handy guide to reading Terry Pratchett.  Now I just need to find a place to refill my time tank so I can squeeze all these books into my reading schedule.

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1 comments:

l said...

Hmmm....interesting.wish i could get something like this for Martin.

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