- Aug 10, 2005
- West Sussex
I suspect (from comments you've made on other threads) that you're right. The centre of the discworld universe is its humour, not its mindless violence (although there is no shortage of characters ready to deliver that, the writing tends to be clever, rather than graphic. Frequently the footnotes are more interesting than the main story line, and I have been known to literally LOL in a bus or aeroplane, to the surprise of my fellow travellers, at some juxtaposition of ideas he has delivered.Whether or not it's like Potter, I wouldn't be able to read it. I've tried reading the Potter series and it just doesn't go with me. Potter is just to slow for me, not enough action or anything like that. I highly doubt I'd be able to read this DW series.
As you might have gathered, I'm extremely fond of them and attempt to get others who enjoy playing with language to discover them, but I don't consider them universal.