I read this a LONG time ago. Like, I think I bought it in an airport bookstore on our honeymoon in London in 2000, and I didn’t like it. I wasn’t ready for Terry Pratchett, and it was my first experience with Neil Gaiman. This time I was totally ready, reaching for it with both hands and a foot (the other foot was preventing a crawling Jack from reaching for the trash can), and I read as quickly as I could in an era where I’ve lost my free time. Ridiculous, absurd, and funny. I am ready for the TV show.
Reading this for the first time right now – cheated though and saw the series first. Started the Disk World series and wanted more Prachett while i wait for the next one to come back to the library in ebook format.
Cheating like that is acceptable when it brings you back to the books. 🙂 My too-early experience with Good Omens made me shy away from Pratchett alone, too, until I finally read The Colour of Magic and loved it. I can never find The Light Fantastic in bookstores (new or used), and I want to own it, so between that and my too-long list, I got stalled. I know way more about the series than can be accounted for by how little of it I’ve read.