Guards! The Discworld books can be split up into several mini-series, based on the main characters: The Rincewind books (featuring Rincewind and The Luggage.) Every day, Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch would be home at six o'clock sharp to read to Young Sam, who was one year old. Fate wins. They might. They fought the dogs and killed the cats, and -. I'm late to the party, but Interesting Times has a great opening: Fate always wins. The bees of Death are big and black, they buzz low and somber, they keep their honey in combs of wax as white as altar candles. I've always loved the opening from Equal Rites. The ten thousand year prologue from Going Postal, in which are discussed the flotillas of the dead. They say that the prospect of being hanged in the morning concentrates a man's mind wonderfully; Sam Vimes sighed when he heard the scream, but he finished shaving before he did anything about it. “No, what he didn't like about heroes was that they were usually suicidally gloomy when sober and … It was a warm spring night when a fist knocked at the door so hard that the hinges bent. "However, it is primarily a story about a world. ... the sound the heavy club made as it connected with the head. This is where the gods play games with the lives of men, on a board which is a one and the same time a simple playing area and the whole world. The rumor spread through the city like wildfire (which had quite often spread through Ankh-. 1970 UC: Susan Sto Helit born to Mort and Ysabell: 1974 UC: Sourcery. I can't imagine it has the same effect on someone who hasn't seen him grow. Equally surprisingly is the finding that the first few pages of Witches Abroad, a book which that would probably only just make my top 1/3 of favorite disworld books, is crammed with humor, hook, and whit. In other words, wasn’t it just a story for children, to explain away some interesting natural occurrences? The Witches books (featuring Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg et al). In doing this, I've been paying special attention to the first couple pages and opening lines of each book, as they seem to have a pretty dramatic impact on whether or not the person continues to engage. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. What are your favorite opening passages, pages, and chapters of Discworld? Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Nothing but stars, scattered across the blackness as though the Creator had smashed the windscreen of his car and hadn't bothered to stop to sweep up the pieces. Rats! They say the world is flat and supported on the back of four elephants who themselves stand on the back of a giant turtle.