A series of fantasy/satirical books by author Terry Pratchett
, taking place on a disc shaped worls carried on the back of the star turtle, Great A'tuin. Discworld has parallels galore with the "real world" while still being entirely fantastical, and as a result, are really fine works of satire.
For several years now, talks have been on for a Discworld movie, and animated adaptations have already been done of the Discworld books "Wyrd Sisters" and "Soul Music" by Cosgrove Hall (I believe).
"You've got to read some 'Discworld' books ... Start with Reaper Man, and I guarrantee you'll fall in love with Death. "
Probably the wittiest set of books known to man. Douglas Adams, of the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy fame, had he been more prolific, would have nearly matched the wit of the Discworld's author, Terry Pratchett. A greatly amusing set of stories.
The best character in all of Discworld is the Luggage.
Possibly the greatest concotion known to man, about a world carried around by four elephants riding on a turtle. Pokes fun at everything. Features characters like Rincewind, Vimes, Granny Weatherwax, and DEATH, the sentimentalist who talks in all capital letters (not as annoying as it sounds).
That Discworld book where Granny Weatherwax fights the Elf Queen was Godly!
Thw world's best series of books. The discworld is a flat disc ("like a pizza but with less pepperoni and more mountains") carried on the back of four elephants, carried on the shell of a huge turtle (called great A'tuin) which swims through interstellar space. Characters include, Nanny Ogg, Rincewind, Ridcully, DEATH (a seven foot tall skeleton who talks in capitals all the time), and the luggage ( a trunk that walks around on hundreds of tiny feet). As you can guess, this is a pretty random set of books, but it has loads of parallels with our world for a flat disc on the back of four elephants on the back of a giant turtle, which is complete comedy.
If you want to start reading these, a good one to start with is "reaper man" mentioned by someone else I think or "The colour of magic" Long live terry pratchett!
Very popular book series by Terry Pratchett
, about a world shaped as a disc, that is carried by four elephants who again stands on the back of a gargantuan turtle. The discworld is home to many strange people, like Rincewind
Go read a book! buy discworld!
A brilliant bit of British farce--written by the wonderous and genius Terry Pratchett--that pokes fun at everything from street vendors, to over-zealous dieties, to modern musicians. With over 30 books (more still being written as we speak) it's a great bit of literature that everyone should sink their teeth into. Scifi/Fantasy mostly, but also some historical fiction and political farce.
Discworld: It's a lot like our own...but different.