Literary Disappointments (was: The LKH thing)

Mon Feb 17 12:17:00 PST 2003

On Monday, February 17, 2003, at 03:14 PM, David Silberstein wrote:

> On Mon, 17 Feb 2003, Baralier wrote:
>> Terry Pratchet. Discworld. I may be in the minority but after the
>> third book I was bored out of my skull. Never bothered continuing. It
>> didn't help either that a person whom I disliked thought they were
>> the best thing since sliced bread.
> When you say "after the third book", do you mean you read more than
> three, or stopped after finishing the first three books in the series?
> If you mean the latter, may I humbly suggest that you try again?
> It is generally agreed that the Discworld books improved after the
> first three.  I'd suggest "Guards! Guards!" or "Reaper Man".  If those
> don't work for you, then the stories might just have too much whimsy
> for your taste.  Oh well.

I tried reading several Discworld books but gave up. Its not they are 
bad writing, they are very good, its just whimsical, light hearted 
fantasies ain't my thing.