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Terry Pratchett

Updated on December 2, 2016

Introducing Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett has crafted an amazing and bizarre universe. Discworld he calls it. It's certainly not from any plane of existence I've ever visited. It's Tolkiens Middle Earth meets a world of sarcastic wit.

For the uninitiated it can be a daunting task to immerse yourself the first time into Pratchett's vivid imagination. After reading most, though not all of his Discworld series of novels I would suggest one of the most recent as an excellent starting point: Going Postal.

As well as a rollicking good romp, sharp and whimsical wit, you follow the misadventure of the unfortunately named Moist Von Lipwig. A con artist on death row offered a chance for redemption he is given the task of resurrecting the Postal Service. His journey sees him pitted against the technologically cutting edge Clacks. Towers which send messages via a semiphore system. Keep in mind Discworld is set in a land of wizards, trolls, dwarves, and sword carrying men. The most advanced weapon being the automatic crossbow. So the Clacks is to the citizens of Ankh-Morpork what the internet is to us mere mortals. During this adventure Moist also is credited with inventing the Postage Stamp.

Dive in and enjoy the controlled insanity... The beauty of a Pratchett novel is you don't need to read them chronologically in order of when they were published. Familiar characters weave in and out of the various stories, but each is a complete story arc unto themselves.

Pratchett Facts

Terence David John Pratchett OBE, (born 28 April 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England). He is an English fantasy author, best known for his Discworld series. As of February 2007 he had sold approximately 50 million books worldwide. Source

Terry Pratchett is the man!

After being knighted he had a sword made. Because knights have swords.

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      chris1402 5 years ago

      My favourite character, apart from Sam Vimes, is DEATH.

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      Edutopia 6 years ago

      I'm a life long fan of Pratchett and in fact I have Snuff sitting right in front of me as I type this!

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      julietarot lm 6 years ago

      I'm a fan of the work that Terry Pratchetts doing for others who have debilitating diseases like the Alzheimers that he has and also of his books. I love the govt. quote!

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      trotter2099 lm 8 years ago

      I am a huge fan of Pratchett. I have read almost everything he has written. I just finnished reading Unseen Academicals.

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      Alex_Webster 10 years ago

      Absolutely I am a Pratchett fan. His work is what has inspired mine :-) I hope you'll take a peak at my lens, watch my video and find out about Alex Webster and the Gods. If you do, please say hello. I'd love to hear from you.

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      Robin S 10 years ago from USA

      I love the disc world! Great lens!

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      SARASOTASWEETIE 10 years ago

      Great lens. 5 stars!

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      Arizona-Snow 10 years ago

      Pratchett is cool. But i'm getting behind with his books now.Check out my Miss Rose 2007 lens

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      daoine lm 10 years ago

      Love the Pratch!

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