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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Well, the number would have been higher if the author hadn't died.
    I thought there were only 36? He has been on my check out list, however I never have found a list of his work in either the order it should be read, or the order written (the one discussion group that was getting there, went off the rails and started mixing authors, were people were getting confused).
    I also understand that some of them were children's books, specifically.
    What would you recommend I start with?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    I thought there were only 36? He has been on my check out list, however I never have found a list of his work in either the order it should be read, or the order written (the one discussion group that was getting there, went off the rails and started mixing authors, were people were getting confused).
    I also understand that some of them were children's books, specifically.
    What would you recommend I start with?
    Thanks
    I did them in chronological order which can be found on the Discworld Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discworld

    While each book stands alone, they are all interconnected with recurring characters. I think the weakest stories dealt with the Wizards of Unseen University and the strongest ones dealt with the City Watch and their commander Sam Vines, followed by the stories around the witches led by Granny Weatherwax.
    Pratchett fleshed out a younger character in the witches storyline for the youth market featuring a young witch and her band of protectors, the Wee Free Men which was very entertaining. And then there was the Death storyline featuring his adopted granddaughter Susan (seen in your clip), both of those characters show up in several other storylines.
    If you should commit to reading them all, I'd start in chronological order. If you're not willing to make that commitment, I'd start with the City Watch storylines.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    I'm always afraid to name a favorite; many have died too young; Randy Shilts, Thomas Thompson, Michelle McNamara. It'd depressing, I tell you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    I did them in chronological order which can be found on the Discworld Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discworld

    While each book stands alone, they are all interconnected with recurring characters. I think the weakest stories dealt with the Wizards of Unseen University and the strongest ones dealt with the City Watch and their commander Sam Vines, followed by the stories around the witches led by Granny Weatherwax.
    Pratchett fleshed out a younger character in the witches storyline for the youth market featuring a young witch and her band of protectors, the Wee Free Men which was very entertaining. And then there was the Death storyline featuring his adopted granddaughter Susan (seen in your clip), both of those characters show up in several other storylines.
    If you should commit to reading them all, I'd start in chronological order. If you're not willing to make that commitment, I'd start with the City Watch storylines.
    Thanks, going to start putting on my Amazon/used book store lists.
    With the amount of time I currently have, the last sentence Death says here, made me think series:

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