Welcome folks to a very special edition of Friday Fav, even though it is only the second in this series. As you might have heard, (and if not, are you living under a rock?) Sir Terry Pratchett died yesterday, aged 66. Every Friday I sit down and tell you guys about my favourite thing of the week! This week is the author Terry Pratchett, but that doesn’t mean every week is going to be an author. Next week I might talk about a video game I really like or in fact I might even tell you guys about my favourite brand of coffee and how I like to make it.
Yesterday’s Daily Sketch that I posted over on my main blog Dean’z Doodlez was a tribute to the Sir himself, you can check that out, and over there I gave just a quick little info on how I got into reading his works, so if you’ll allow me, I’ll retell that tale, but add to it of course and tell you how The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic are two of my favourite books by him.
I first encountered the works of Terry Pratchett after seeing a television adaption of one of his many novels, The Hogfather. It starred several actors I recognised and the story was very enjoyable and this made me want more, and so I hunted down his books, after researching to see that The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic were the first two books in the long series of books that are part of Discworld.
It has recently come to my attention that the first book isn’t usually the first book people read by Terry Pratchett. After snooping around it appears most people are likely to say “oh Mort was the first book I read” or The Hogfather or Going Postal and etc. Which led me to thinking am I a bit of an oddball that I went looking for the very first book as opposed to just diving in head first to the first book by him that I layed eyes on. Anyway, moot point.
At the time, I bought The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic together, as they looked like very small reads, (and they were on special offer) and I could see myself flying through them easily in a couple of days. Boy was I right! In the space of a week, I had the two books devoured and I found myself wanting more and more! I even went so far as to look up online which order to read all the books in, so I kept the same characters grouped together, and then when I wanted to I could read the one-off’s like Going Postal or Hogfather.
The books Terry Pratchett writes are funny. They’re light hearted and they will leave you wanting more! The characters are obscure, the story is obscure, but I think that is what makes it so enjoyable, so likeable and so much more!
Well, thanks for letting me get that out of my system. I know it was a bit random, but I felt I had to write a blog post about the man who will now live on as a legend in the world of fiction and continue to serve as inspiration to many others as he already has.
Friday Favs was created here on WeeBitWordy on a whim, but you can join in on the fun too! Have you got something that you’re particularly favouriting this week that you would like to share? All you have to do is make your own blog post about it, no matter what it is–it could be about your favourite colour or your pet–anything! Once you have your blog post written and published on your blog, all you have to do is link back here to this post or any other Friday Fav blog post here on WBW and I’ll check it out and I may even give it a reblog if I like it that much! In fact, the first person to write their own Friday Fav post and link it to this post here, I’ll reblog it and give them an honorable mention in the next Friday Fav.
See you next week for another Friday Fav! 😉