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I just picked up a couple of the discworld books. I asked at the bookstore but they couldn't tell me if they were a series. Should they be read in some kind of order?

Which ones? Some books are completely stand-alone, most can be enjoyed even when you haven't read the other books in the series, but a few would be better read in order.

All the Discworld books rely on the reader understanding a few basic principles:-

- The world is flat and carried through space on the back of 4 elephants who ride on a giant space turtle.
- Magic is real, and can be a career choice.
- So is psychic ability.
- Death is quite a kind personage, really. He likes parties.
- Eight is the magic number.

- Pam (did I miss anything out?)
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