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rita

Read the Pratchett sub-series starting with Guards! Guards! and follow the character Vimes. You will love thud when you get to it, but you'd need some backstory.

And yah, Nation was really good (although not a discworld book)

Rosemary

Actually, the fact that you don't care for his other books may mean you'll like Nation. (Does that make sense?) I found that I didn't care for it as much because I was expecting something along his usual lines. Personally, I've read his Wee Free Men books several times each - definitely my favorites! Never tried Amazing Maurice - it never really looked that good.

jess

The only other Pratchett I've read is Wee Free Men, and I was a little underwhelmed - but I LOVED Nation.

tanita

It took me two or three tries to get into Pratchett -- I think you'd like Tiffany from Wee Free Men. If you read no more than that and A Hat Full of Sky, I think you could call yourself well-Pratchett-ed.

I haven't yet read Nation, but that's because I'm pouting that it isn't Discworld.

Brooke

I second (third? fourth?) the motion on trying out the Tiffany Aching series before giving up on Pratchett.

Also, hie thee to The Knife of Never Letting Go, pronto. It's just been nominated for the Carnegie Medal as well, and the sequel is due out soon. Probably my favorite YA of last year (although it's probably a tie with Tender Morsels).

Whitney

Flora's Dare was fantastic, even better than the first and I /loved/ the first one. I can't wait for the last one!

And I echo the Tiffany books, although the most recent one was the weakest, in my opinion.

Elfarran

Pratchett's oeuvre is an acquired taste. I had to slow down and learn to read them because I am a gobbler, and you cannot gobble Pratchett. But Nation is NOT typical Pratchett. YOU MUST READ!!!!

Ahem.

Ditto the Tiffany Aching books (Wee Free Men, Hat Full of Sky, Wintersmith) but AFTER NATION!!!

Elfarran

Electric Landlady

Yeah -- in particular I wouldn't go by just Colour of Magic. His books changed A TON after the first couple, and I am not especially fond of Rincewind. If you want more Death books, the main ones are (in order) Reaper Man, Soul Music, Hogfather, Thief of Time.

And I LOVE the Witches books. And the City Watch books. (OK, I love 'em all, I admit it...)

Heather

Nation was fantastic, I'm not your typical Pratchett fan. While I think you would probably like the Tiffany Aching books, I think you should also read Going Postal. It's a Discworld book but falls more under the Vimes series than the death or magic series. It's more stand alone and doesn't try so hard to be cute as do his other books.

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