Comments: 6
Granny Weatherwax ... just gotta love her. :D
BrokenTune 4 years ago
She's brilliant.
Peregrinations 4 years ago
So, if I'm going to expand my horizons and venture into Discworld, where, friends, do you recommend I start?
BrokenTune 4 years ago
I've not read that many books in the series, and I did not enjoy the first book Colour of Magic much (nor the second Rincewind story The Light Fantastic) much but, as you can tell, I love the Witches subseries. Oh, and DEATH is brilliant, too, and also has a subseries. I have only read one of them, tho (Hogfather).

I'd seriously recommend the Witches series. I started with the second book (Wyrd Sisters) which was brilliant.

I'm sure others who have read more of Pratchett will chime in with more recommendations, but it seems there are aspects or subseries in the Discworld books that appeal to different tastes.
Any of the Witches books. I've yet to encounter the person who doesn't love Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg (but especially Granny, at least in my case). Haven't read "Equal Rites," which is officially the first book of the series, but judging by BT's review (and what I hear elsewhere), it's really more a prequel and not strictly core to the series. That would argue for "Wyrd Sisters" (Pratchett's take on "Macbeth") or possibly "Witches Abroad" (Pratchett's take on a potpourri of fairy tales, superstitions, and Southern (U.S.) lore and life).
BrokenTune 4 years ago
Yeah, Equal Rites is more of a prequel and not needed to enjoy Wyrd Sisters or the following. It does give a brilliant insight into Granny and the position of witches within the Discworld society, tho, and also describes the actual structure of discworld.

But, yeah, given a choice to start, I'd go with Wyrd Sisters again.... Granny in combination with Nanny Ogg....that was hilarious....