revered authors

Paul Andinach pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Fri Mar 15 02:27:53 EST 2002


On Thu, 14 Mar 2002 Philip.Belben at powertech.co.uk wrote:

> On the subject of other people's revered authors, Pratchett seems
> to come up a lot.  I was put off Pratchett when my brother
> discovered the Discworld books as a teenager, and started
> re-telling episodes over the dinner table.

Yirk.


> However, I read "The Dark Side of the Sun" the other day, and did
> enjoy it.  It reads so like early Piers Anthony, though, that once
> or twice I found myself thinking it was actually by PA.  So I may
> try Good Omens (I've never read any Gaiman), but I fear that I
> shan't enjoy the Discworld books now that I'm no longer a Xanth
> fan :-)

Early Pratchett is a bit like early Anthony, but after that they head
off in different directions. Try some Discworld regardless.

(And definitely read _Good Omens_.)


Paul
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