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The Batlord 01-29-2019 02:53 PM

Terry Pratchett vs. Douglas Adams?
 
Man I don't even know. I've been rereading Hitchhiker's Guide recently but it's been like a decade since I read it and I never read much of Discworld.

OccultHawk 01-29-2019 02:56 PM

No poll?

I say Pratchet

The only Hitchhiker book worth a **** is the first one

Pratchet has all kinds of funny clever stuff

The Batlord 01-29-2019 02:57 PM

There is in fact a poll. The thread goes up before the poll. I do not know why this happens but it does.

Janszoon 01-29-2019 02:57 PM

Coincidentally, I’m reading Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett right now. I was underwhelmed by the first book I read by him (Mort) but he’s really growing on me. That said, I still think I prefer Adams at this point.

windsock 01-29-2019 02:58 PM

I thought the thread was Patch Adams vs. Douglas Adams. Disappointed it's not.

OccultHawk 01-29-2019 02:58 PM

Oh I think I was pre-poll or something

Exo 01-29-2019 03:18 PM

I prefer Adams but I haven't read too much of the Discworld series tbh.

The Batlord 01-29-2019 03:50 PM

It's easy to like Adams more but come on, after the first couple Hitchhiker's books it starts to get depressing. I actually hated the last book cause it was so miserable.

OccultHawk 01-29-2019 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dharma & Greg (Post 2038817)
It's easy to like Adams more but come on, after the first couple Hitchhiker's books it starts to get depressing. I actually hated the last book cause it was so miserable.

It was crap writing

Compare their bibliographies

The Batlord 01-29-2019 04:14 PM

The "last" Hitchhiker's book written by someone else actually got laughs from me and felt better even if it was clearly there to give a better-feeling ending to the series.

The last Adams book didn't even have ****ing Zaphod! How can you end the series wondering where the **** Zaphod is for several hundred pages?!

OccultHawk 01-29-2019 04:18 PM

Hogfather is better than anything Adams wrote

And Pratchet was so prolific I’m sure there’s mountains of superior **** I’ll neber even get around to

OccultHawk 01-29-2019 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dharma & Greg (Post 2038837)
The "last" Hitchhiker's book written by someone else actually got laughs from me and felt better even if it was clearly there to give a better-feeling ending to the series.

The last Adams book didn't even have ****ing Zaphod! How can you end the series wondering where the **** Zaphod is for several hundred pages?!

When I finished “fish” I knew I was also done with Adams

elphenor 01-29-2019 04:54 PM

Pratchet for sure

OccultHawk 01-29-2019 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elphenor (Post 2038857)
Pratchet for sure

Thank you

Ffs people

elphenor 01-29-2019 05:21 PM

itt people who just haven't read Discworld stuff

HGTTG was hilarious though

The Batlord 01-29-2019 05:25 PM

I've only read a bit of the first Discworld book but I guess I need to read more. I have the first three so...

elphenor 01-29-2019 05:32 PM

I'm not sure I even read Mort

I recall the first, Colour of Magic

then ones about witches Equal Rites

for some reason the 33rd entry "Going Postal" which was so great, and got made into a 2 part TV movie that I haven't seen yet

some other stuff that I can't remember, I was maybe 14

OccultHawk 01-29-2019 05:47 PM

People who haven’t read both don’t vote

Janszoon 01-29-2019 05:48 PM

Wait, is the question Adams vs. Pratchett or HHGTTG vs. Discworld? Because The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul and Last Chance to See are two of Adam’s best books.

The Batlord 01-29-2019 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OccultHawk (Post 2038904)
People who haven’t read both don’t vote

Which is why I haven't voted.

windsock 01-29-2019 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Janszoon (Post 2038905)
Because The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul and Last Chance to See are two of Adam’s best books.

#Truth

elphenor 01-30-2019 09:46 AM

The Great Janz comes in with a game changer


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