optikeye: "Going Postal" was a good starting point for me
Shadowtag: HighZoolander: I got through about 30 pages of Good Omens before I started hating it. I think it's only the second book (out of hundreds if not thousands) that I've ever started and not finished.What bothered me most were the incessant "x, y, funny" examples and elaborations that I didn't see the humor in.Why do people love it?You read a satirical novel and didn't get that it was satire? I think it isn't so much something is wrong with the book, as something is wrong with you.
alienated: optikeye: "Going Postal" was a good starting point for meIf I may interrupt- try Making Money, next. I think that you will thank me later. And then Feet of Clay.
bobbette: To start off with... Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Oryx & Crake, World War Z by Max Brooks, Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, and Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland. I think you'd also probably like Y: The Last Man.
deaccessioned: bobbette: Good Omens is a pretty good book, but it's been overhyped by nerds worse than Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I wouldn't even say it's the best book I've read about an apocalypse. It wouldn't even crack my top 10./Sacred cows make the best hamburgerWhat books about the apocalypse would you recommend? It's looking to be a long cold winter, and I need some reading material.
NeoCortex42: So I've been thinking of getting into the Discworld books. I read Colour of Magic a few years ago and did like it quite a bit. For the reading order of other books, is it good enough to simply pick a series (Rincewind/Death/Watch/Witches), and just read those books in order? Or is it necessary to read certain series/books before other ones?
The_Philosopher_King: If you start with the Death series now you could be reading Hogfather around Dec 25 which would work out pretty well.
kmmontandon: Is it bad that I've got that book almost entirely memorized, including (or, rather, especially) the footnotes?."
Prank Call of Cthulhu: I'm ashamed to admit this, but I'm trying to slog through "Color of Magic," and I just don't think it's very good. It's not clever or amusing or entertaining. I don't see what the attraction is. Is there a better Discworld book I should be reading?
PirateKing: /"You dwarves really love gold, don't you."//"We only say that to get it into bed."
deaccessioned: bobbette: To start off with... Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Oryx & Crake, World War Z by Max Brooks, Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, and Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland. I think you'd also probably like Y: The Last Man.Thanks, I've read Handmaid's Tale, World War Z, and Cat's Cradle, but I'll give Oryx and Cake and Girlfriend in a Coma a try, probably Y as well. Although the new Dresden book is soon and has priority./And +5 cool points for not recommending The Road
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