Well, I've always enjoyed the Watch novels and the Rincewind ones. At the moment I'm re-reading Sourcery and I can't help thinking how good a TV series / movie it would make. I would never say outright that I have a favourite, but at the moment, it's Sourcery.
I don't think there is a definitive answer to this question. I can probably say it is one from this list. No doubt I will change my mind tomorrow.
Mort Reaper Man Small Gods Lords & Ladies Fifth Elephant The Truth Night Watch Going Postal
The first book of the series that really reeled me in was Equal Rites. I had read the first two instalments and enjoyed them hugely. It was when I read Equal Rites and began to see the vastness of the Discworld and the characters that inhabit it that I became totally ensnared within it. Mort managed to cement that feeling. I now feel like a better person for having read the enter series. 3 times through at least.
As a huge fan of The Blues Brothers, my fav TP book has to be Soul Music - "We're on a mission from Glod". Read in the papers that David Jason is playing Rincewind in The Colour of Magic...hmm, should make interesting watching.
Yess - definitely! Good Omens is my all time favorite book. I usually don't compare it to the discworld novels though. For those, my favorite depends on my mood. I enjoy the Vimes series very much, and the witches. I also like the later ones better, as the characters have grown over time. I miss something in them when I now read the earlier ones. I still enjoy them immensely though. But yes, if you make me choose, it's Good Omens!
I totally agree, its a book apart, my favourite but like you don't class it as a discworld book. I adore the witches, and wish he'd write about them again, I know he talks about them in wee free men etc, but its not the same
I must admit I am a huge Vimes fan and fully intend to name my child (due 21 Oct) Sam if it's a boy. Having said that, I also love the Witches series and will follow in Magrat's footsteps by naming my baby Esme if it's a girl!
My godson loves "where my cow?" - he giggles his way through the whole thing and joins in on the "that's not my cow" - I've preordered the illustrated wee free men and I'm currently on Jingo - Vimes rules I wasn't sure at first but he's definitely grown on me.
To Mrs APG Pye best of luck to you and especially little Sam/Esme (he/she is due on my birthday)
I think my all time favourite Pratchett novel has got to be Interesting Times, I laughed all the way through that one, but they are all good, I especially like Pyramids, Small Gods, Moving Pictures, Witches Abroad & The Fifth Elephant.
They (the Discworld books) are all excellent, but if I was forced at gunpoint to pick just one book as my favourtie it has to be Night Watch. It might not be the funniest of the discworld series, but it has a darkness to it that is absolutely delightful, and it's good to see the city of Ankh-Morpork before the Patrician took over and how everything (including the Watches) are falling apart in the hands of an incompetent, and paranoid, ruler.
Characters: Death, Vimes, Lu-Tze, Susan,Vetinari and Leonard Da Quirm - I live in Florence so I am surrounded by his inspiration's works! I also see Florence as a big influence on Ankh Morpork - I know it's London but come here and you would see what I mean!
I think all the witches books. For one thing, my nan is is the living embodiment of Esmerelda Weatherwax. Scary, but very, very true. Her whole reaction to the kitten in the wee free men books was the same reaction as I got from my nan when I presented her with a kitten (With a smirk from me, of course!) And no, I don't want any congratulations with my nan being like Weatherwax. Commiserations would be more apt :D This goes to show how life-like TP's characters are. Although I'm convinced that he's met my nan. It's uncanny! It really is! I'm scared and I'm 25, but around nan I feel like I'm 5 years old again, caught in the middle of raiding her pantry!!