[AlmightyPyro] wrote:So I just finished The Life the Universe and Everything, and I got to tell you, I personally think Adams makes Pratchett look campy. So I just had to know from those of you who have maybe read more Pratchett than I, am I wrong or am I right?
Honestly, I would advise you to read some of Terry Pratchett's later stuff before you decide that.his early works are great, and loads of fun, but he has definitely matured as a writer since then. His later stuff is less helter-skelter and a little more profound. they use disk world to comment about our own society, but without shoving it down your throat. Satire at its finest. Unfortunately, there are a lot of books between his early works and his later works to get through. Well, this is actually a good thing since they're fantastic, but it does mean that it's hard to get a taste of his mature style right away. I suppose you could read Nation. It's not a Discworld book, but it is a good example of this style I'm talking about and is one of my favorites of his.
As for Adams, I love this stuff, of course. That is, I love the first two hitchhikers guide books... after that they become kind of... depressing? I don't know.they just really changed and I wasn't a big fan of where it was going.
Also, along with thief of time I would suggest Mort. I think it was his first book where he really started to get into the new style. Plus it has Death! And as has been mentioned before, Death is awesome. Night watch is also awesome, but you really can't pick it up without reading the previous books.