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Are there are any bad ones?

  • 18-06-2005 8:14am
    Registered Users Posts: 1,064 ✭✭✭

    I'm gradually reading his books from and have yet to read one I havnt liked. Thinking about it I'd probably say Equal Rights was the weakest so far but I still enjoyed it. Is here any books that arent really that good?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,780 ✭✭✭JohnK

    I though the monster regiment one was fairly crap to be honest. It just never captured me and I cant imagine ever reading it again which for me is a very rare thing. Usually I read books 4-5 times each.

  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 11,034 Mod ✭✭✭✭Fysh

    Monstruous regiment, the truth, going postal...none of them are awful, they just re-tread old and safe ground rather than doing anything interesting and new. I didn't notice with any of them until I tried to re-read them, then I found that I just didn't care.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,309 ✭✭✭OfflerCrocGod

    Like JohnK I always re-read his books a few times but Monstrous Regiment is one I probably will never re-read. Just not that interestingo or captivating.

  • Registered Users Posts: 763 ✭✭✭Dar

    There are no bad discworld books, just books that arn't as good as the rest.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,091 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tar.Aldarion

    no bad ones.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 958 ✭✭✭Mark

    Not a Discworld but Strata was ludicrously bad

  • Registered Users Posts: 53 ✭✭Estragon

    Well Eric will never get into any Top Ten lists. Very childish, though I don't know maybe that was deliberate. Not surprising it doesn't get a normal cover though...(they're trying to hide it)

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,742 ✭✭✭Branoic

    Yeah, "Eric" is the unwanted bastard child of the Discworld series. I didn't think it was too bad to be honest, but i probably was a good bit younger when i read it.

    In my opinion, The Fifth Elephant is really quite bad. I didn't find it funny at all. That's not too bad, because there are a couple of other Discworld books i didn't find too funny but did find very clever. The Fifth Elephant was neither, unfortunately.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26 Hopeless

    I didn't really like Equal Rites or The Truth.
    Still, they are just a little worse then the rest, enjoyable enough.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,114 ✭✭✭doctor evil

    The Truth I found to be quite poor, Going Postal wasn`t too bad though nothing special. TBH the Discworld theme is becoming quite milked and tired.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4 IceDavid

    I can't say any of them are bad. Actually, I enjoy them all, even if some of them don't do anything " new "

    I rather enjoyed Going Postal. It encouraged me to respect the work of postmen everywhere. :D

    Oh, and the little stamps in the cover are lovely.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,335 ✭✭✭Cake Fiend

    Mark wrote:
    Not a Discworld but Strata was ludicrously bad

    Not as bad as Dark Side of the Sun :eek:

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 590 ✭✭✭regeneration

    To be honest, Im not sure I'll be picking up his latest one - Going Postal's stream of pointless cameos from other AnkhMorpork characters has made me jaded; the insistence on sticking with the same-bloody-characters each time is beginning to make the Discworld well look rather dry. Monstrous Regiment was a good idea spoiled by going flat about half way through the book.

    Plus for a city of supposedly a million people, parading out the same line of 6/7/8 characters + the odd new one + a token villian just makes the whole thing seem rather small, cliquey & parochial.

    When I heard the latest book would be another Vimes novel, my heart actually sank. Do I love Sam Vimes? Ab-so-lutely, but I don't want ANOTHER book of 1 man in a vast and rich world being left to rot...