If you’re still taking first time stories. My introduction to Pratchett was Good Omens. So I then hunted down Pratchett at my local library. My first Disc books were Thud and Going Postal. It was a whole new experience for me. I’d never read a book like it before.
It’s funny, it is hard to think of books like Discworld. They can certainly be compared to plenty of books – Hitchhiker’s Guide, Lord of the Rings; my dad compares him to Dickens regularly – but they aren’t really enough like any of those to make it a fair comparison. And even within the series the books are so different from each other – the Witches from Rincewind from Moist, and so on. How did he make something so transparently satirical of our world but so different from anything else?