Sunday, April 28, 2013

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Might Be The Highest Form of Literature on the Planet | Tor.com

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Might Be The Highest Form of Literature on the Planet | Tor.com:

Here’s the core of my argument, then. Pratchett isn’t just funny, Pratchett is transcendent. There are lots of funny writers. Some are hilarious. A few are good at making you think at the same time. But most humorists, while brilliant, have trouble with story. If I put their book down, I remember the laughter, but feel no urgency to return. Those narratives don’t get their hooks in me—they don’t have that pull, like gravity, that a good plot builds. In short, they don’t make me think—bleary-eyed at 3:00 a.m.—that I need to read one more chapter.

Pratchett, on the other hand, routinely makes me lose sleep.

Couldn't agree more.