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A Good Place To Start

The Colour of Magic 3
Guards! Guards! 2
Reaper Man 1

A Bad Place To Start

The Carpet People 1
Lords and Ladies 1
Feet of Clay 1
Jingo 1


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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Terry Pratchett

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tbug February 8th, 2006 11:45 AM PST

Eric was originally published in a large format with lavish illustrations by Josh Kirby. Many bibliographies list him as a co-author, but the text was written entirely by Terry Pratchett.

Marian November 10th, 2006 09:52 PM PST

You might like to know:

In 2001 there was an auction to raise money for the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture. Authors -- including Kin Follett, Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, David Lodge, and Ian McEwan -- pledged to write fans into their next novels for the auction. KEN FOLLETT was the high bidder for a role in a Pratchett book.

"I want to appear as a giant but Terry is making no promises," Follett said in a statement. "All he asked me is how I want to die, which is a little disconcerting." (source: BBC on line news)

wijmlet September 1st, 2009 03:35 PM PST

His 2009 novel, Nation, is a good starting place. Very accessible, unlike Discworld series, about a Victorian era English girl who washes up after a storm on a South Pacific island and meets the remaining people who live there.

Wonderful commentary on societies in contact.

Soon to be a movie!


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== Bestselling author Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular writers. His first short story was published when he was 13, and his first book was published when he was 23. Mr. Pratchett's novels have been translated into over two dozen languages, and have sold more than 45 million copies. He received Britain's highest honor for a children's book, the Carnegie Medal, for THE AMAZING MAURICE AND HIS EDUCATED RODENTS. Mr. Pratchett has one grown daughter and lives in England with his wife and several cats. ==

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