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It's about time The Boy started reading Pratchett. Where to start? Guards! Guards!, Mort?
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astillac From: astillac Date: July 20th, 2011 09:04 pm (UTC) (linky)
At the beginning! Colour of Magic! Rincewind! <3
astillac From: astillac Date: July 20th, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC) (linky)
Also YAAAAAAAY Pratchett!
jugglebug From: jugglebug Date: July 20th, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC) (linky)
I think I started with pyramids
roobarb From: roobarb Date: July 20th, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC) (linky)
try Eric, it's the shortest and about a young lad, or the Bromeliad if he's not read them already

helflaed From: helflaed Date: July 20th, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC) (linky)
The Tiffany Aching books- yes, she is a girl, but it is still a cracking story. It starts with Wee Free Men.

Nation might be another good place to start.

Don't bother with The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodent though.
tiggsybabes From: tiggsybabes Date: July 21st, 2011 05:03 am (UTC) (linky)
Kate's read Truckers.
squirrelette From: squirrelette Date: July 21st, 2011 06:48 am (UTC) (linky)
A vote for Mort. :) That was the one recommended to me as a good place to start and it's still one of my favourites to read.
huskyteer From: huskyteer Date: July 21st, 2011 09:24 am (UTC) (linky)
+1. I started with Mort and it's still a favourite.

Also, isn't it about time Ed started reading Hitch Hiker's too?

(Edit: sorry about the deleted comments. LJ was being super-flaky.)

Edited at 2011-07-21 09:24 am (UTC)
maviscruet From: maviscruet Date: July 21st, 2011 10:26 am (UTC) (linky)
Yeah I'd back the Mort one as well. It's well writen - not as fantasty focused as the earlier ones. And as people say - about young boy.
nalsa From: nalsa Date: July 21st, 2011 12:15 pm (UTC) (linky)
Anything before Mort is a bit slapdash, really. However, I'd kick off with the Tiffany Achings, esp as E is only 10.

Think about series, rather than chronology. Where do books tie in together? And go from there. Introduce Sam Vimes et al a bit later on, as the themes are a bit complex.

As seems to be common in this post; I started with TCOM the year they did the TCOM/LF/ER paperback release (85? 86? I forget) and every year since then my birthday present from my folks has been the new Pratchett.
svenskakj From: svenskakj Date: July 22nd, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC) (linky)
legosci From: legosci Date: July 22nd, 2011 09:47 pm (UTC) (linky)
the first terry pratchett i read was johnny and the bomb, i am now reading wee free men. i would recommend them both (though my personal favourite is the latter).
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