A Complete Discworld Re-Read Project

I’ve recently decided to…   OK, so I actually started this almost a year ago. It took about six months to realise I should probably put them all on one page for the sake of convenience. Aaand another little while to actually do it. Don’t hold your breath, there’s plenty of opportunity for something to go wrong yet between now and when I hit the ‘publish’ button… … but, assuming that this does actually get published, here we go. It’s pretty self-explanatory, I’m re-reading Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels. In order (mostly). All of them. I got this idea a few years ago when Adam (see! not just me that fails to put up helpful index pages! On the other hand, unlike me, his blog is easily searchable by author name…) came up with it (hopefully, unlike him, I’ll actually finish…), and then finally got spurred into action when I saw that Nathan was doing it too (both more quickly than me and in a far more organised fashion). So, here you can find reviews for: The Colour of Magic The Light Fantastic Equal Rites Mort Sourcery Wyrd Sisters Pyramids Guards! Guards! (read out of order because I couldn’t find my copy) Eric Moving Pictures Reaper Man Witches Abroad Small Gods Lords and Ladies Men at Arms Soul Music Interesting Times (finally found and read after Feet of Clay…) Maskerade Feet of Clay Hogfather (temporarily skipped; however, I did write this review of it a few years before I started this re-read) Jingo WE INTERRUPT THIS RE-READ TO BRING YOU A HALFTIME REPORT The Last Continent Carpe Jugulum The Fifth Elephant The Truth Thief of Time The Last Hero The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (Never Yet Read) Night Watch The Wee Free Men (Never Yet Read) Monstrous Regiment A Hat Full of Sky (Never Yet Read) Going Postal Thud! Wintersmith (Never Yet Read) Making Money Going Postal Unseen Academicals (not technically part of the re-read, but I have reviewed this before, way back in ’09) I Shall Wear Midnight (Never Yet Read) Snuff (again, I reviewed this when it came out) Raising Steam (Never Yet Read) This may take a while… In the meantime, those interested in Pratchett may want to check out my other Pratchett reviews. So far, that means reviews of all three Johnny Maxwell novels, and of The Carpet People. Shortly after Pterry’s death, I also put up my eulogy/analysis, ten reasons why people are so upset about his death. Oh, and in case you haven’t noticed, you can find all of my book reviews on this page here.

7 thoughts on “A Complete Discworld Re-Read Project

  1. […] Midnight Snuff Interesting Links- Not exactly Discworld, but Ana has a nice review of Good Omens -Wastrel has begun to embark on a complete reread of his own. Check it out for another opinion. -A great […]

  2. […] mid-March something I thought I would have read by Christmas.  The fact is I just didn’t care.  Wastrel is slowly catching up to me and will no doubt tell me everything I missed in quite a lot of detail […]

  3. […] Raising Steam Interesting Links- Not exactly Discworld, but Ana has a nice review of Good Omens -Wastrel has begun to embark on a complete reread of his own. Check it out for another opinion. -A great […]

  4. […] hardly the first to do this – the Vacuous Wastrel complete Discworld reread project has been a neat way of pushing me into embarking on the same journey. I’ll start with The Colour […]

  5. jshupac says:

    Hey, I’m loving your reviews, thanks for taking the time to do this project! I haven’t read any Pratchett in a long time, except for Snuff when it came out (which was sadly the first of his books that I wasn’t able to finish, though like you I did enjoy it), and I’ve actually never read any of his pre-Small Gods Discworld novels outside of Pyramids, Mort, Guards Guards, and The Colour of Magic. I had always just sort of assumed that Pratchett’s best run came in between Feet of Clay and Going Postal (so I am to read your future reviews), but you are making me doubt this assumption. I think now I will have to buy Lords and Ladies, to see what all the fuss is about!

    …on a totally unrelated note, I have a blog as well, on a totally unrelated subject. Check it out: future-economics.net

  6. jshupac says:

    *(so I am excited to read your future reviews)

  7. Thanks!
    Spoiler: my assumption going in is that his best run was from around Reaper Man through to around Feet of Clay. But we’ll see. [My memories of later Pratchett are also distorted by the fact I never read the Tiffany novels]

    (And who doesn’t like geopolitical and geoeconomic forecasting? I’ve spent quite a lot of time thinking about it for my worldbuilding hobby – although the questions that interest me are usually further in the distance)

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