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Discworld Companion

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3.92  ·  Rating details ·  2,519 ratings  ·  21 reviews
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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Andy
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Was gibt es da mehr zu sagen als das, was schon auf dem Cover steht: "Der ultimative Führer - handlich, praktisch, unverzichtbar. ...more
David Melbie
Dec 24, 2010 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!
John E
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
In the tradition of Sir Terry I read this book from back to front. It turned out to be a great book to read before sleep each night since the encyclopedic entries are nice and short that you can get a number read before falling asleep (and having the book fall on your face). It's not all here so it is still required that you actually read the books to even try to understand Diskworld, if that is even possible. Now it is time to get back to reading the rest of the books that I haven't read. Good ...more
Katka Olajcová
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pratchett
Veľmi pekný sprievodca svetom Zeměplochy. Pripomenul mi mnoho miest a postáv, na ktoré som zabudla a osvetlil niektoré detaily zo života ľudí v tomto úžasnom svete.

Lilly
May 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although a bit dry at times it was cool to see which ideas Pratchett put into reality and which never made it into the Discworld. I also liked revisiting some of the older books and I loved the last part that talked about his fan community.
Heather
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Essential to keep the cast of characters straight. Unfortunately only covers half the collection.
Manu Boado
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Si llego a tener esto antes de mi TFG todo habría sido mucho más fácil.
Adam Cleaver
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Additional reading with regards to the Discworld Universe
Patricia Ferreira
May 30, 2013 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
Jan 06, 2009 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. ...more
Angelsouth
Nov 10, 2009 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.
Bettie
The Discworld A-Z
Kars
Jan 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Invaluable for the true Discworld fan...
Maria
Nice overview of all the characters, destinations etc. there are to be found in the wonderful world of Discworld.
Chris The Story Reading Ape
Dec 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-reviewed
This book is an invaluable Must Have for all tourists of the Discworld.
Jenny Burridge
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: terry-pratchett
Excellent.
Roy
Aug 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
To think that somebody actually waded through the Diskworld novels and compiled a compendium.
Lindsay
Jul 10, 2008 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. ...more
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 :)
Philip Whiteland
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Essential reading for any Discworld fan. Great fun, and makes you want to read the books all over again.
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Born Terence David John Pratchett, 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, i
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