And don't even ask how that sounds. Something like tombstones closing over graves, I think, or something equally...well, DEATH-like.
Naw, here's a quote from Terry Pratchett himself about the sound of Death's voice...
"Death isn't on line. If he was, there would be a sudden drop in the death rate. Although it'd be interesting to see if he'd post things like: DON'T YOU THINK I SOUND LIKE JAMES EARL JONES?" -- (Terry Pratchett, alt.fan.pratchett)
Of course, I've always pictured Christopher Lee, but that may have also been warped by the animated Discworld movies/tv series Wyrd Systers and Soul Music.
Gotta say... I love the wizards. Post Sourcery, and Pre The Truth. This is because I like the looney Bursar best. The wizards in general have a sort of incompetent competence. Get them together, and they're useless. But they do accomplish things.
One of my favourite conversations starts with the phrase: "Although, botanically, the banana is a type of fish." I can never remember exactly which book it's from.
The Nac Mac Feegle just make me giggle.
And if you've never read the Bromeliad (Truckers, Diggers, Wings trilogy) then I suggest picking it up.
I have made the...mistake, if you will, of going through the APF recently. And now I want to reread many of the books. But I can't, because I'm two hours away from home and my collection. And the only ones I have here, I've read severaly times. ^_^;;
the Discworld is just the most brilliant series i have had the pleasure to read. I have read most of the books more than once, and it's one of my goals in life to own all the books, tho not necessarily hardback.
Fave character: toss up between Granny Weatherwax and Vimes. My favourite wizard is by far and away Archchancellor Ridcully! You do not get funnier than Ridcully!! The Death of Rats is hilarious, as well.
Two hours away from your books is still close... mine are a fourteen hour plane ride away. The joys of being an international university student....
Moving Pictures, Guards Guards , Mort and Hogfather are my favorites (so far), closely followed by all his other books that I've read. They are favored above all others in my library :)
I especially love it that Death's horse is named Binky and that he was once a skeletal horse, but Death got tired of wiring the bits back on. I have a soft spot for Mort because it was the first Discworld book I read, and it was the first book my husband recommended I read (before we got married - shortly after we met).
On the judging a book by it's cover subject, I hated the old artwork on the covers. I really hated the way the people looked. I can't explain it, but I was repulsed by those ugly people on covers. As long as it wasn't people, it was ok. I really hate the cover for Pyramids. It didn't stop me from reading the books, but I still hated the covers. I much prefer the new artwork.
i don't actually like any of the cover art for the pratchett novels. The old ones were almost childish and comical... sausage people, really. The new ones... they are obviously trying to strike a middle ground between properly drawn accurate drawings, and still maintaining that whole "this is not a serious book" impression. What i definitely dislike is the alternative publication, the one where the cover is mostly black with a symbol or something on the front- similar to the lord of the rings ones. They imply the books are far more serious than they actually are!
I'm in the middle of Night Watch right now. It's going kinda slow, also I don't know why he keeps using the Procratinators and the Monks of History. But, meh, I like Lu-tze anyway, so everything is good I guess.
The Patrician using rats to bring him food and wine,and also being locked up in the most secure building in Ankh Morpork while the dragon is outside - brilliant .Mind you,nothing would get me to eat one of Dibbler's pies.
Rincewind is my absolute favorite character ever. He's just so damn well put together; the perfect coward. He's the one that makes me laugh the most (given, I haven't been able to read all of his books, because the library is too far away, and books cost money! I have bills! *cries*), and Interesting Times is my favorite book (out of what I've read). Has anybody read The Last Hero[/], which is a big illustrated book?? That one's great too. I love the Wizards at Unseen University...oooooo....and Cohen and the Silver Hoard ROCK!!! GO CROTCHETY OLD MEN!!!!