Lover of books, rats, and things that are nifty. Atheist, liberal, historian, scientist.
The great thing about Pratchett’s Discworld series is that it’s really a bunch of little series tied together along with a few stand-alone books, so there are a lot of places to start.
Guards! Guards! is the start of the City Watch series-within-a-series, which is my favorite of the series-within-a-series. Dragons, secret societies, virgin sacrifices, conspiracies, and an incompetent Watch headed by an alcoholic Sam Vimes abound.
My favorite of the Discworld novels is a stand-alone: The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents. It’s about talking rats.
Here’s a nice chart detailing how the books fit together:
Out of the six library books I got, one was good and three were crap (I haven’t started the other two yet). Out of the three crapfests, two of them were so snore-rific that I couldn’t even slog through an entire chapter.
That’s the last time I go anywhere without a rodentqueen-approved book list.
and i spent way too much at the bookstore for too few books