I was in a reading lull when I first picked up a Terry Pratchett book. I had just finished the latest Harry Potter (I think it was OotP) and as usual...moreI was in a reading lull when I first picked up a Terry Pratchett book. I had just finished the latest Harry Potter (I think it was OotP) and as usual had left a bit of a void. My best friend, and book fiend, Fiona recommended that I try some Pratchett. Fi and I had such a random sense of humour and she thought that I would love the humour in these books. She lent me Mort, her all time favourite of his books. With one of the oddest covers I had seen I took a chance with a book that I would never have picked out myself. And I feel in love with The Discworld.
Terry Pratchett has such a unique way of telling his stories, but then again when you are writing about the Discworld it’s kind of hard to not be unique when the very place is a large disc that rests on the back of 4 elephants that ride on the shell of a gigantic turtle that swims through the universe.
I am still yet to find a Pratchett book which hasn't made me laugh on the very first page. I highly recommend picking up a Discworld book, I tend to lean towards the ones with Death - one of the funniest characters because of his lack of understanding the human way and being devoid of thought or emotion but logic. Rincewind - the world’s biggest non-hero who blunders his way to victory by running away, doing everything in his power to not do anything and to hide from the quests to save the world that seem to fall into his lap. And with Rincewind usually come the Luggage - the funniest and most animated inanimate objects, a bottomless chest that runs around on hundreds of legs that protrude from its base. It can strike terror into the most harden criminals with just a look from its beady lock. The Luggage has one mission, to be with his owner, which is a hard task when it is the wizard Rincewind who has a knack for getting thrown into different dimensions and randomly being transported through the very fabric of time.
I don't know how anyone could not enjoy a Terry Pratchett novel. I tend read them after finishing a highly emotional book, when you need to read but you are not yet ready to become emotionally involved in another story. For something light and easy to read, for a book that you can pick up every now and again, for something that will make you laugh at other peoples misfortunes - pick up my favourite Pratchett book Mort, and follow his adventures as he becomes Deaths Apprentice with failing limbs and the heart of a hero in puberty. (less)
Harry Potter. There isn't much else to say. The first two movies finally convinced me to read the books... and from there, there was no stopping me. T...moreHarry Potter. There isn't much else to say. The first two movies finally convinced me to read the books... and from there, there was no stopping me. This series is what got me into read books. They will make you laugh out loud, make you heart pound and tears to stream down your cheeks(I still remember several points where I could no longer keep reading because my vision was too blurry from the tears)
J.K.Rowling has brought to life books for a generation who is swept away with TV and Films. Harry's story will forever remain in my heart for the rest of my life. I do not see how anyone could miss reading this enthralling tale. Go out and read it! The movies don't do it justice!(less)