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Discworld Companion (Discworld Companion Books)

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For the newcomer and old hand alike the Discworld can be a fatally confusing planet. From the great city of Ankh-Morpork, featuring a river you could skateboard across if it wasn't so knobbly, to the distant Ramtop Mountains and mysterious Counterweight Continent, the Discworld is a place where Death waits around every corner... For safety's sake, you need a guide. And her ...more
Paperback, First Vista Edition, 477 pages
Published 1997 by Vista (first published 1994)
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David Melbie
Dec 24, 2010 David Melbie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: GOFAD!
Recommended to David by: I'm a big fan
This is essential for fans. Others? You need to get with it!
Patricia Ferreira
May 30, 2013 Patricia Ferreira rated it it was amazing
Uma espécie de enciclopédia com todos os termos, personagens, cidades, elefantes, tartarugas e demais criaturas do Discworld. totalmente excelente! e engraçadíssimo, claro. ainda conta com uma entrevista com sir Terry de 1992, mas que ainda está muito atual, afinal são perguntas sobre o Discworld, que não ficam velhas nunca!
Sharakael
Mar 02, 2009 Sharakael rated it really liked it
Nothing much to say except that this edition is the older version. I think this Companion only covered up to 20th+ books, so if you read this one you won't be spoiled with the stories of the 25th+ books.
Lindsay
Jul 10, 2008 Lindsay rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, z2008
For an encyclopaedic style collection of facts on a fantasy world this is an excellently written book, which I've read completely a number of times.
Duncan Wilson
a great book to browse through. the edition I read only went up to soul music so if be intrigued how an updated version looked :)
Angelsouth
Jan 04, 2010 Angelsouth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, academic
A must for all obsessive Discworld fans. More characters than you could shake a stick at and all in delightful detail.
Philip Whiteland
Jan 25, 2013 Philip Whiteland rated it it was amazing
Essential reading for any Discworld fan. Great fun, and makes you want to read the books all over again.
Roy
Aug 21, 2008 Roy rated it it was amazing
To think that somebody actually waded through the Diskworld novels and compiled a compendium.
Chris The Story Reading Ape
Feb 01, 2013 Chris The Story Reading Ape rated it it was amazing
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This book is an invaluable Must Have for all tourists of the Discworld.
Kars
Jan 13, 2013 Kars rated it liked it
Invaluable for the true Discworld fan...
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Excellent.
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Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe.

Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel,
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