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(Onion AV Club)   An interview with Britain's most celebrated living author, the wonderful Terry Pratchett, who is responsible for the Discworld series and arguably the greatest book about the apocalypse, Good Omens   ( avclub.com) divider line
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2012-11-17 10:54:44 PM  
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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 hamburger

What books about the apocalypse would you recommend? It's looking to be a long cold winter, and I need some reading material.

I'd start with Decision Points.

Seriously, I'm going to miss him when he goes - I'm a huge fan of Pratchett.

greentea1985: 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?

If you are trying to get into Discworld, read Guards Guards! It's the start of the Nightwatch sub-series and in my opinion the best of the books to start the different sub-series. The other early books are not as good. Guards Guards! is where Terry Pratchett starts to hit his stride.

Can't emphasize that choice enough - you'll enjoy the earlier books more once you read the later books, starting with Guards Guards!
2012-11-17 08:55:01 PM  
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The road to hell isn't paved with good intentions; it's paved with frozen door-to-door salesmen.
2012-11-17 06:49:44 PM  
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AdolfOliverPanties: Awesome. I just started "Good Omens" and am only about a chapter in. Sounds like I have a helluva read in front of me.

You do. Good Omens is one of those books you keep coming back to and discover something new. Every Easter, I read Good Omens and Lamb.

kmmontandon: Is it bad that I've got that book almost entirely memorized, including (or, rather, especially) the footnotes?

Demons like Ligur and Hastur wouldn't understand. They'd never have thought up Welsh language television, for example. Or value-added tax. Or Manchester. He'd been particularly pleased with Manchester.
2012-11-17 09:38:46 PM  
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Rincewind53: All y'all who say you don't like Terry Pratchett are WRONG.

This is correct. And it wouldn't be a Pratchett thread without Rincewind.
2012-11-17 09:15:38 PM  
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All y'all who say you don't like Terry Pratchett are WRONG.
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