io9 Guide to Discworld
Discworld is one of the most wonderful book series out there.
It’s perfect for a few reasons:
- You can read pretty much whichever book, whenever, and not worry about the order.
- There’s a book for everyone. Every genre is covered.
- It’s got a lot of books in the series. 40+, depending on who’s counting what.
- Each book is pretty reasonable on time it takes to read.
Here we have a well thought out break down of where to start and a much deeper look into the Discworld Universe.
- Which book to start with. (Harketh votes Mort or Small Gods)
- A break down of what might interest you in each rough grouping of books.
- Rincewind and the Wizards- More Straightforward Fantasy
- The Witches- Romance and Fairy Tales
- Death- Philosophy
- The City Watch- Crime and Social Constructs
- Moist von Lipwig- Con Men and Politics
- Tiffany Aching- Coming of Age and Scottish Pixies
- Standalones- Everything. Ever.
- A quick summary for most of the novels.
- Cool pictures.
- Terry Pratchett’s background.
- The “What Is” of discworld.
The io9 Guide to Discworld via io9