The Color of Magic (Discworld #1)
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 the now-legendary land of Discworld. This is where it all begins -- with the tourist Twoflower and his wizard gui...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
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
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
Hidden within the tongue and cheek humor and somewhat silly action is an intelligence and insightful view of not just those make believe world, but ours as well. Many references are to actual occult concepts and the magic, while loose, humorous and e...more
I read Amanda's review (This'un.) and I'm all like "Yep." This is one of those books/series that people love and it makes me want to love it and then I set crazy goals for myself, like reading them... all... in a year... just maybe not this one... and then when the first one ends up NOT being the...more
I've been meaning to read Discworld for awhile. A good friend of mine loves the series and recommended it to me over 10 years ago, but I just never got around to it.
He suggested I might be better off starting with Guards! Guards! than this book. However between picking up the first few books on a sale, and my general need to read thing in publication order.
My understanding is that while all the books are set in Discworld, there are...more
Pratchett's humor is similar in ma...more
I've been listening to this one for the past two weeks, I found myself out of shape and in need of something that would hold my concentration whilst I taught my body to exercise again. Ordinarily I'm not a fan of audiobooks but it seemed like the perfect way and the perfect time to get started on the great Discworld re-read that I've had planned for the past two years. It worked.
It's been many, many years since I last read this book,...more
“Rincewind tried to force the memory out of his mind, but it was rather enjoying itself there, terrorizing the other occupants and kicking over the furniture.”Hey, look at that! That’s what happens to my brain all the time!
Seriously though, if you like humorous fantasy there is no escaping Terry Pratchett, and the colour of magic is probably one of the staples in the genre. And for good reason! It's got word plays: the most memorable might be Twoflower working with inn-sewer-ants, although I t...more
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
That being said, these books are a blast to read, and the...more
The introduction of a cast of forgettable characters from forgettable places was rushed and confusing. I was...more
A light, silly and fantastical read that is highly original and creative. It has the feel of Disney, but made for adults and not at all predictable. I really enjoyed the author's frequent play on words which provided nerd humor throughout the book. I plan on continuing the series, but for me, this is definitely something I will have to be in the right mood/mindset in order to really enjoy it.
Favorite Quote: He wondered what kind...more
What a fun, creative, fantastical, ridiculous book. Twoflower may well be one of my favorite characters in literature- we'll see if that pans out over time- and Luggage? I WANT SOME LUGGAGE. Hee. Rincewind, also, is a wonderful creation. Pratchett's imagination, and gift for puns, is a true joy.
I can't wait...more
I just can't think of much more to say about it. I only read it because it briefly mentions the Discworld librarian, but that brief mention was one mention and no description, not worth it.
Loved the Tiffany Aching subset, so there migth be other Discworld books I'd enjoy, but this wasn't one.
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