I have been curious about the Discworld series for a long time, but I've always been a little intimidated by the amount of books available. Essentially, I don't know where to start.
I would like you to recommend me one book which:
1) Is a good starting point for someone who has never read Terry Pratchett. Should introduce his common themes and concepts.
2) Is representative of the series. If I like this one, I will probably like the rest. If I don't like this one, chances are the Discworld series is not for me.
3) Gets me hooked on Discworld and makes me want to read more.
I've read that while The Color of Magic might be the logical choice, it is slow to start and is more fun for people who already love The series. So maybe not the best first choice for someone who has never read one of his books.
- Here is the illustrated "Discworld Reading Order Guide".