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Any Terry Pratchett fans able to answer a question?

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VagueButlmportant Wed 24-Feb-16 19:20:34

Which is the book that features the wizard who is so lazy he goes to the gym every day so that long term he doesn't have to exert any energy?

And is it a good one to read first, or would it make more sense to read others before it?

It's for DD (14). I think she would really enjoy TP now, and I also think it would be a good thing for her to realise that sometimes a bit of effort now will save a big load of hassle later on!

LaContessaDiPlump Wed 24-Feb-16 19:22:28

It's Moving Pictures smile

I think it would be fine to start with, but I started with Mort and so prefer that as a starting point. Has she read any of the Tiffanys?

Gisla Wed 24-Feb-16 19:24:29

I started with the Tiffany Aching ones (Wee Free Men is the first one), then read Mort, then the rest of the witches ones, then I explored the rest of the discworld.

BossWitch Wed 24-Feb-16 19:24:54

Moving Pictures the one you're thinking of (I think!).

Should be fine to read without having read the preceding ones, she might miss a few jokes but that's all.

CMOTDibbler Wed 24-Feb-16 19:31:22

I like Moving Pictures, but a lot of the humour in it is around working out which films they are talking about which might be a bit beyond her.

If I was starting now (and I started when there was just the colour of magic and the light fantastic), I think I'd go for the Guards story arc, or Tiffany

VagueButlmportant Wed 24-Feb-16 20:54:53

Yes I'm also old enough to have eagerly awaited each paperback release (and occasionally stand in WH Smiths reading the hardbacks!)

I've forgotten a lot now. Haven't read them for years. I've just been thinking a lot about that character and how I have based my life's philosophy on him! I think DD needs that influence in her life, to stop her raging against the machine and exerting unnecessary headspace trying to fight every school rule!

Thanks all. I'll dig it out.

Zampa Wed 24-Feb-16 20:58:18

How about Equal Rites? It's one of the earlier ones and all about girl power!

scandichick Wed 24-Feb-16 21:04:06

I think the early ones might be a bit dicey to start off with, second the suggestion to start with Guards or Tiffany Aching instead. Or the Lancre witches, come to think of it. Or Equal Rites.

I'll stop now...

AdriftOnMemoryBliss Wed 24-Feb-16 21:08:12

Equal rites was the first one i read, but i think Mort & Reaper Man are also a good place to start, as is Guards Guards.

Grifone Thu 25-Feb-16 12:43:55

My DD is 12 and she has read all the Tiffany books, Equal Rites and is now on Wyrd Sisters. She also read Maurice and his Educated Rodents.

cdtaylornats Wed 09-Mar-16 22:25:16

You could also try them on Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

stravagante Sun 20-Mar-16 08:52:27

I'd say start with Wyrd Sisters and then work through the witches. Then guards guards and the guards books which are amazing. Then equal rites, mort etc.

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