I finished reading Monstrous Regiment last night, after starting it on Saturday evening. It took me about 10-20 pages to get hooked on this story, and quite a few more for me to figure out what was going on. (Is this a fantasy novel? Science Fiction? Some weird alternate fantastic history?)
This was my first experience with the Discworld setting, and I think it would have been helpful for me to have some background before reading this book. As it was, I enjoyed it enough to go hunting for more Discworld novels — it turns out there are plenty to choose from! Terry Pratchett has been working on this series since 1983, so I guess that’s no surprise.
Now I’ll have to peruse the list of Discworld novels and figure out what to read next. I’ll probably go back and read some of the early books, just to get a feel for this universe.