I think I am comfortable with my approximately one Discworld per month reading speed. When I initially read the first few books, I read them a lot faster — and I think that is part of why I didn’t enjoy them as much. I know that, while I love and appreciate puns, I can only take so many of the British-style puns at once. Binge-reading Discworld is probably not a good idea for me. However, reading them more slowly as my bedtime reading seems to be the perfect speed. I can enjoy the stories and humor without feeling attacked by puns.
Your mileage may vary, of course. Some people *like* being attacked by puns.
I have read:
This is a highly amusing installment of the Death books in the Discworld series. I had seen the animated movie based on this book before, but hadn’t read it. I’m really glad I did; there’s a lot of fun stuff here. Yes, many of the puns are centered around rock & roll music, and I’m sure there are some that went straight over my head, but it’s still a very enjoyable book.
I also enjoyed the chance to see the wizards being silly and stuff and reminding me that I do like their books even if I don’t remember liking Rincewind much. I’ll have to re-read those books again to see if I still don’t like him now, and to see why I didn’t like him in the first place. (I don’t remember much about Rincewind, just a general dislike.)
Death of Rats is a great character. I’m glad to have met him in this book (even though his first appearance is Reaper Man I haven’t read that one yet) and I look forward to seeing more of him. And the Librarian is great as always.
And I’m currently reading:
The Watch are amusing, and I enjoy their parts in the books I’ve read. I have read this book before and I remember something about a dragon, so that’s all the incentive I need to pick it for my next Discworld read instead of selecting a different book.
Now: how about you? Let me know what you’ve read, what you liked, or what you didn’t.
And if you read a Discworld book this month and wrote a review, link it here! I’ll be drawing a random winner at the end of the year from all of the new reviews (book must have been read and reviewed in 2019) to win a fun prize!
Happy reading, and enjoy whatever journey to the Discworld you choose! I look forward to reading your reviews.