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I Don't Read Books!

That's what I kept saying, until I started reading some of the Discworld novels. Throughout highschool I never enjoyed all the reading assignments the teacher gave me. 1984, Shakespeare, To Kill A Mockingbird, I never got any enjoyment out of books. The only books I enjoyed were the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice, you know, Interview with a Vampire and so on.

Then one day, Kendall came with these Terry Pratchett books. Terry who? I started reading the first one "Reaper Man", and finished it in 24 hours. That's a 300+ page novel in 24 hours including sleeping at night. I got the next one from him, and kept going until he ran out. Now Kendall's in America, just told me he has tons more that he'll be bringing back here.

The good thing about these books is that it doesn't really matter in what order you read them. Most characters come back in other stories, and you get to know and like them. The plots are done really well, there isn't ever really a bad guy, the protagonist in one book may be the antagonist in another book, or just for another character. Also, there aren't really chapters, just page breaks, which happen more frequently that regular chapters, so you can stop reading when you've finished taking a dump, wipe, move to the next location, and keep going (don't need to sit around to read till the end of the chapter).

So if you believe that you're not a book-reading person, give the Discword books a chance. You'll love them!



Also have a look at:
Terry Pratchett Quotes (part 1)
Terry Pratchett Quotes (part 2)
And after one of the suggestions from the comments:
No Omens like Good Omens



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Comment by Kendall Meade

Posted on 11 January, 2008
you're gonna love the book "good omens".

Comment by Nathalie van den Berg

Posted on 13 January, 2008
1984 was a good book!! =)

Comment by Jeroen Reypens

Posted on 3 April, 2008
You should read the Science of The Discworld too. Its written by Pratchett and 2 scientists and covers our current ideas of the evolution of the planet and a story about how the mages created it all.

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