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Old 19-05-2010, 10:19 AM
Mr_Ed
 
Football Terry Pratchett

I've seen Sky flogging an adaptation of his 'Going Postal' which looks a bit 'odd'.

Having never read any of his books I put it out to the forum to inform me whether a) it's worth a watch, b) his books are worth a read and c) Are his books better than Harry Potter? (Not that I've read them either)...
 
Old 19-05-2010, 10:33 AM
Gruber
 
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Originally Posted by Mr_Ed
I've seen Sky flogging an adaptation of his 'Going Postal' which looks a bit 'odd'.

Having never read any of his books I put it out to the forum to inform me whether a) it's worth a watch, b) his books are worth a read and c) Are his books better than Harry Potter? (Not that I've read them either)...
I tried to read one of his books once, I got about 10 pages in and sacked it off. f***ing drivel if you ask me.

My c*** of a lunatic ex wife thought he was the greatest writer of all time motwyw
 
Old 19-05-2010, 10:34 AM
Baron
 
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I've only read one of his Discworld books... it's not dissimilar humour to Blackadder. I appreciated the humour & some of it is quite savage as well but I'm just not into the whole wizards scene tbf kazzam.
 
Old 19-05-2010, 10:46 AM
pcp
 
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If you haven't read any of his books then the TV adaptations might seem ok-ish, not fussed on them myself as they are very childish, whereas the books are aimed squarely at adults.

His books are satire, and they're f***ing excellent, asking are they better than harry potter is like asking is a steak better than missing the last train home, not comparable.
 
Old 19-05-2010, 11:01 AM
MrBishi
 
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Originally Posted by Mr_Ed
Having never read any of his books I put it out to the forum to inform me whether a) it's worth a watch, b) his books are worth a read and c) Are his books better than Harry Potter? (Not that I've read them either)...
a) Possibly
b) Definitely
c) Infinitely

I'm not into wizards and trolls and all that stuff, and apart from the Discworld books I don't bother with it. But his books are fantastically entertaining (he's done plenty that are set int he real world, for anyone dead-set against werewolves and witches and that)
 
Old 19-05-2010, 11:28 AM
red red robbo
 
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Books are well worth a read, although you have a hell of a lot of catching up to do

The two previous TV adaptations have been pretty good and Going Postal was one of my favourite of his books.

He's not as good a writer as Douglas Adams was though
 
Old 19-05-2010, 12:54 PM
dunk
 
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Tried to get into one of his Discworld series that I was given. Just couldn't get going with it. I have been encouraged by a few people to persevere though, supposedly brilliant once you are into them.
 
Old 19-05-2010, 12:59 PM
treme
 
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He writes books about wizards ffs.

Any grown man who reads his books needs a good shoeing.
 
Old 19-05-2010, 01:15 PM
Albert Tatlock
 
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Poor guy has alsheimers iirc.
 
Old 19-05-2010, 01:18 PM
MrBishi
 
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Any grown man who reads his books needs a good shoeing.
Who'll dish it out, you?
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