Welcome to Pratchat! In this special 10-minute introductory episode, Liz and Ben talk about their first Pratchett experiences, introduce the Discworld, and put forward their cases for which book they should read first, Mort, or Men at Arms, before announcing the winner of the closely contested public poll. If you want to go in not knowing which one it will be, then don’t look below!
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Okay, I think all the spoiler-concerned have looked away now…
It was Men at Arms! So get yourself a copy and get reading, as we’ll be discussing it on the very first proper episode, which will be released on November 8th. We’ll probably even have art and a theme tune and everything by then! In the meantime, you can watch this site for more info about the book itself, and our plans – including some thoughts about our long-term reading order. But if you have thoughts on anything we mention in the intro, please leave a comment and let us know!
At last an excuse to read my backlog collection of TP books. Looking forward to this
I am much more in the “Liz” camp for my Discworld introduction! I started with Pyramids, Night Watch, then The Fifth Elephant, and at some point connected the dots to realise that I’d seen bits of the Wyrd Sisters cartoon miniseries in as a kid, before deciding I just had to start reading everything from the beginning, and struggling to slog through the first couple of Rincewind books. Fortunately I knew what was to come, so I persisted!
Choosing a starting book for the podcast was tricky, but I picked Men at Arms given my love of Vimes. I look forward to rereading it (for probably the third time) in prep for the first episode! Nothing like some Pratchett to have me giggling to myself within a page of reading!
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