The Color of Magic with Bonus Material: A Discworld Novel (Discworld #1)
This special e-book edition of The Color of Magic includes an excerpt of Terry Pratchetts latest novel, Snuff!
Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.
The Color of Magic is Terry Pratchett's maiden voyage through th...more
Filled with ambitious wizards and ruthless assassins, the city of Ankh-Morpork has survived many dangers in the past, but now it faces an even more destructive force...TOURISM!!! When a rich but bored outsider named Twoflower decides to explore the city in search for adventure, it soon becomes an adventure for...more
Funny is a deeply personal thing. The "funny peculiar" and the "funny ha-ha" might not be the same from person to person or even to the same person depending on their mood or their place in life. So knowing something is funny ahead of reading it really doesn't tell me much.
I'd read Terry Pratchett's & Neil Gaiman's Good Omen...more
Pratchett's humor is similar in ma...more
After finding this one dull, a friend suggested I try one of his later books, so I started Moving Pictures, which was better craft...more
So I was a bit disappointed by The Color of Magic. Just a bit.
See, when I read a bunch of different people saying a bunch of great things about a book, movie, or show, I tend...more
"What is your name?"...
"My name is inconsequential."
"That's a pretty name."
The Color of Magic- Terry Pratchett
Part one of a complete reread of Pratchett's Diskworld series. As such the style will be a little different from other reviews. The "review" portion will be shorter. Following the short review will be my thoughts of the book from a rereading standpoint, on how it holds up to expectations, the evolution of the series, and other musings.
The Color of...more
Since then, I've read several books in the Discworld series. I figured it was high time I started at the (sort of) beginning. Like the books, the rea...more
I just love the details that Pratchett has created for Disc...more
Unfortunately now I'm curious what that spell is that Rincewind has stuck in his brain. :-S I might check out some of the other Discworld bookss. I bought this one on a whim in the Chicago O'Hare Airport.
For Amazon's deal of the day, Sept. 17, 2013, this book (and the next 4 in the series) is on sale for $1.99 on Kindl...more
Según he podido leer, la novela surge como una parodia de las historias tradicionales basadas en juegos de "Dragones y Mazmorras" y como tal sin duda cumple su papel. Sin embargo este esfuerzo paródico no me...more
Despite that however, this is classic fantasy at it's best. I have encountered a lot of people who would choose to judge me and my reading tastes because I enjoy Pratchett's novels, however I think they're, for lack of a better word (and because I stayed up stupidly late to finish the book), brilliant. Immediatel...more
I found the story line and universe created by Pratchett to be well written and inventive (especially the use of the English language itself wa...more
* I hate prologues, so having a second prologue dropped on me a third of the way through the book was almost enough to make me toss my Kindle across the room. However, it did make it apparent that instead of a novel, this is really a collection of four short stories featuring the same two main characters. This was both good and bad -- good in that it skipped potentially uninterest...more
I never read The Disc World series when I was younger, because shamefully I thought the books were more for boys. Maybe that was down to their covers? But, how very wrong I was. In The Colour of Magic you are not just thrown into a...more
Quello che più mi ha meravigliosamente conquistato di questo romanzo è il "senso del meraviglioso", quello che a volte si può trovare anche nella fantascienza; quel senso del "stupire" il lettore ad ogni pagina, ad ogni riga e non voglio dimenticare certo quei sorrisi alla descrizione di certi personaggi, all'evolversi degli accadimenti.
Un Libro dove puoi lasciarti andare alla più pu...more
I've actually read TCOM about 3 times before but it's been a while and I couldn't r...more
By having a slightly skewed view of fantasy conventions, Pratchett points out the strengths and the fallacies of the genre. And he always does it with a story that has more than its share of laugh out loud moments. Pratchett is also a master of construction language to come together in interesting ways. It's not jus...more
The book tells the tale of Twoflower and Rincewind. Twoflower is a care-free tourist from a rich land, and Rincewind is a wizard who Twoflower hires to be his tour guide, since Rincewind is the only one who he can communicate with.
Each character has issues. Twoflower came from his land with a magical walking chest filled with gol...more
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