Tag: discworld

The Last Hero

The Last Hero is a little different than all of the other Discworld books. It’s shorter, but it was published in a larger format and beautifully illustrated on every page. It also has one of my absolute favorite Discworld stories,…

Thief of Time

Consider this – the anthropomorphic personification of Time is having a child. Her first child. In the moment, she freaks out and panics, and – because she is Time – gives herself a little do-over. This results in two children…

The Truth

The Truth is one of the few stand-alone Discworld novels – it’s not part of a major sub-series, and although some of the main characters make appearances again later on, they’re never the focal point of any later books. It…

The Fifth Elephant

I don’t even know where to begin with this book. This book is a lot to handle. It covers a lot of territory. Fairy tales, the Cold War, gender identity, royal succession, religious extremism, labor unions, the importance of bread.…

Carpe Jugulum

Carpe Jugulum is not only one of my favorite witch books, it’s one of my favorite Discworld books overall. In my bizarre system of folding down the bottom corners of pages to mark my favorite passages, this book has the…

The Last Continent

I know The Last Continent wasn’t the first Discworld book that I read, but I feel like it was the first one I really “got”. A lot of these books flew right over my head on initial reading, because I…

Jingo

So, I definitely did not “get” Jingo the first time I read it. There’s a lot of things that flew over the head of politically-unaware 14-year-old me. And the crazy thing about this book is, while it was written about…

Hogfather

Hogfather is, if I recall correctly, the first Discworld book that my brother lent to me when I was younger. Surprisingly enough, I didn’t find it life-changing at the time. I liked it, I thought it was a fun book,…

Feet of Clay

So, Feet of Clay is one of my very favorite Discworld books. This may be evident in the fact that my very first blog post is about Feet of Clay, almost exactly two years ago now. The book gives me…