Sir Terry Pratchett died in 2015 from early-onset Alzeimers and issues associated with the illness. What he left behind was a legacy stretching across the decades that included humor in fantasy, wonderful characters and a dedicated fan base who loved Terry as much as his memorable world of the Discworld.
I first discovered Terry Pratchett when I read ‘Good Omens, during the Christmas of 2011. I had just began my first year of art college and felt a little lost in life in general. ‘Good Omens’ was the lift I needed. I actually didn’t begin reading Discworld until the year Practhett died meaning I read the first three in quick succession. Life however got in my way and despite collecting them still I’ve only just recently returned to the world.
If you are not aware of Discworld, it is a long sprawling fantasy series that all takes place in the one world. This world is a flat disc, that rests on the back of four elephants that are on the back of a giant turtle floating through space. The turtle is called Great A’tuin, gender and journey unknown (to me, currently). The series can be read chronologically or by series, reading guides can be found online by people better at this stuff than I. The book focuses on characters and interloping storylines and often offer a humourous view of fantasy tropes.
So this is my Return to the Disc. And I recently started this journey by reading both the graphic novel adaptations of both the first books, ‘The Colour of Magic’ and ‘The Light Fantastic’. I used it as a quick refresher and also because I love comparing graphic adaptations of my favourite books.
After reading this I’ve moved on to the next book chronologically in the series, ‘Equal Rites’ which is the first in the Witches series. So it seems only natural to me to follow chronological order for my journey across the Disc. I finished ‘Equal Rites’ this weekend and will have a review posted shortly. This is a small project which will probably be long to complete but I am so excited. Keep an eye on my instagram and my new weekly reading report for updates! Feel free to join, share and discuss with me!