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Terry Pratchett, are there any similar authors?

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itsallinmyhead Tue 06-Nov-12 12:49:07

I absolutely adore all of Terry Pratchett's offerings, including his young reader collection.

I'm currently reading Dodger and have treated myself to 'The World of Poo', for my next read.

Can anyone suggest any other fantasy/ comedy authors that have a similar 'light, yet witty' feel? I'm getting ready to go into hospital to give birth and I'll be there a few days, so I'm looking for something I don't need to concentrate hard on & can pick up when I have a spare five mins (yeah, who am I kidding? Haha).

Thanks in advance

AuntieStella Tue 06-Nov-12 13:26:37

Try Tom Holt (especially "Who's Afraid of Beowulf?") and Dan Aaronovitch.

AuntieStella Tue 06-Nov-12 13:29:12

Sorry, that should be Ben Aaronovitch; a supernatural/magical branch of the Met should appeal if you like eg Guards, Guards.

StrawWars Tue 06-Nov-12 13:31:53

Robert Rankin

Teddimac Tue 06-Nov-12 13:46:28

Jasper Fforde

Emandlu Tue 06-Nov-12 13:49:58

I was coming here to say Tom Holt, Robert Rankin and Jasper Fforde, but i see that i have been beaten to all 3.

itsallinmyhead Tue 06-Nov-12 14:42:45

Then I shall have something from all three.

Thanks everyone!

Nigglenaggle Tue 06-Nov-12 19:46:04

Try Neil Gaiman who collaborated with Terry Pratchett on 'Good Omens' (which is a good read in itself). Neverwhere is my favourite of his but lots of people like American Gods.
I also recommend the Nightwatch books by Sergei Lukyanenko - suernatural going on in our world there.

Nigglenaggle Tue 06-Nov-12 19:46:29

*supernatural doh

CMOTDibbler Tue 06-Nov-12 19:48:53

Jasper Fforde is ace - I think he's the closest thing to TP.

I enjoyed the Lukyanenko books too, which is strange as I really don't usually do vampires

JollyJack Tue 06-Nov-12 19:51:38

I was going to say Neil Gaiman and Robert Rankin. I think Rankin is hilarious and more laugh out loud funny than Pratchett, although not as clever.

I shall.try the other suggestions on this thread too. My kindle could do with some new books.

itsallinmyhead Tue 06-Nov-12 20:46:52

I've read Neil Gaimen and was also impressed with 'Good Omens'. I love Coraline but will definitely look at his other work.

Jasper Fforde will be the first of the suggested authors I'll be trying.

I really appreciate this and I'm actually very excited, thanks again everyone!

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