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DISCWORLD DISCUSSIONS: Night Watch (2002)

You’ll have to forgive me if I get too excited in this article. Quite aside from the fact that ‘Night Watch’ is the book I was most looking forwards to on this re-read, I finally got to it at a time when the subject of revolution and…

DISCWORLD DISCUSSIONS: The Last Hero (2001)

‘The Last Hero’ is a bit different, as far as Discworlds go, and very exciting. It was published as a ‘Discworld fable’, shorter than the other novels but still the official number twenty seven. The most exciting thing is the fact the book…

DISCWORLD DISCUSSIONS: The Truth (2000)

My much read and battered version of the ‘The Truth’ tells me two things; firstly, the banner on the front cover proudly reminds me it is the twenty-fifth Discworld novel, the first published, appropriately enough, in the new millennium.…

DISCWORLD DISCUSSIONS: Carpe Jugulum (1998)

As I get further into this mad challenge, I find myself having to go back and remind myself of what I said in the last article I wrote about a particular set of characters. I am doing this partly to check that I don’t repeat myself too much…

DISCWORLD DISCUSSIONS: Jingo (1997)

Halfway down page two hundred and thirty one of ‘Jingo’, in the middle of a paragraph about Sam Vimes having an argument with his personal organiser, I reached a milestone in my Discworld re-read. I was halfway through the series and, now I…

DISCWORLD DISCUSSIONS: Hogfather (1996)

‘Hogfather’ is the book that many people consider to be the jewel in the crown of the Death Arc, perhaps beaten only by ‘Reaper Man’. It certainly has one of the easiest to follow plots of the Death books, which I am supremely grateful for…

DISCWORLD DISCUSSIONS: Maskerade (1995)

Before I begin talking about ‘Maskerade’, I should probably admit something to you all; I completely and unashamedly love ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, which this novel parodies quite explicitly. I tell you this because you should probably…

DISCWORLD DISCUSSIONS: Small Gods (1992)

‘Small Gods’ is, like ‘Mort’, one of those books that is constantly recommended to new readers as one of the best places to start with Discworld. It contains the most in-depth treatise on religion that Pratchett had written in the series so…