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.