Help me read things like Discworld
August 6, 2012 7:51 AM Subscribe
What light, humorous, and humanist genre fiction should I read after I finish the Discworld series?
posted by X-Himy to media & arts (24 answers total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
I'm nearing the end of the Discworld series (including all assorted YA stuff, short stories, etc), and I'm looking for more books or series in that vein. I don't lack for other books to read, but I like to have something a bit lighter and more humorous in between the heavier stuff as a palate cleanser. I am aware of this thread
, but it doesn't quite cover what I'm looking for. I'd like suggestions for books, or especially series that not quite as depressing as the stuff I normally read, funny even. And the other thing I really appreciate about Discworld is its incredible humanist (even if that human is a troll or dwarf) streak, and I'd like a bit more of that.
The only non-Discworld Pratchett I've read is Good Omens, which I enjoyed. Is it worth seeking out more of non-Discworld Pratchett? I've heard suggestions for the Dresden Files, but I was under the impression that was more snarky than humorous. And I've also had the Thursday Next stuff suggested to me. Can anyone help me?