Eric (Discworld #9)
But Eric isn't even good at getting his own way. Instead of a powerful de...more
Pay attention, there is a lot going on and less than two hundred pages of large type to get it all in. Rincewind needs out of the Dungeon Dimensions, a young demonologist wants some wishes granted (and needs a cold shower), and several different demons have their own ideas of what should be done. So watch closely, and you will see how the trick is set. Young Eric calls on a demon, Rincewind slips through into the occult circle, and something unknown makes sure Eric gets...more
So. This was written at a time when he was on fairly good grips with parody, but not yet satire. When a series of small adventures were easier to string together than, say, an engrossing novel-length plot. Rincewind and his Luggage are stock characters, and thu...more
Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. The trouble is, he's not very good at it. All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff. But what he gets is Rincewind, and Rincewind's Luggage into the bargain. Terry Pratchett's hilarious take on the Faust legend stars many of the Discworld's most popular characters in an outrageous adventure that will leave Eric wishing once more - th...more
When Rincewind was last seen, in Sourcery, he was sucked into a Hell dimension and it seemed like it was the end for him. This story opens with a teenage boy called Eric attempting to summon a demon, only to bring back Rincewind from the Hell dimensions (nevertheless, Eric spends the whole book thinking he has summoned a demon).
The rest of the book is written in an episodic nature similar t...more
Ok, so Faust Eric is a parody of the book Faust. Or at least, a parody on the premises (where you exchange your soul for ___). I can't go into specifics because I've never read Faust (I feel like a huge gap in my reading life has been exposed.......). But still, Faust is such a famous book that you'll know what Terry Pratchett is referencing f...more
Honestly, the Rincewind sub-series has always been my least favorite of the Discworld sets. I just don't particularly enjoy central characters of the "befuddled bystander and hopeless loser" sort. Arthur Dent of the Hitchhiker's series is another (stronger) example of the type. I always prefer a...more
Anyway. Eric isn't quite as weighty - literally or figuratively - as some of the other Pratchett books i've read but it's a good, fun read with one of the most harrowingly awful depictions of Hell to come out in... well... centurie...more
Encontré este libro en la tienda del aeropuerto y al llegar a mi destino ya lo había devorado. Terry Pratchett [TP] juega a reescribir la Historia y los clásicos. Un jovenzuelo llamado Eric invoca al demonio para que le conceda tres deseos, pero en su lugar aparece nuestro infatigable Rincewind, que hará lo posible por concedérselos. Durante las aventuras que corren tenemos oportunidad de observar cómo eran en realidad los aztecas, o cómo se invadió Troya (no fue con un caballo de madera), o cóm...more
Лошо е да си герой на Пратчет. Лошо е и да си хормонално необуздан тийнейджър. Най-лошо е да си от Анкх-Морпорк, най-шантавото място на Диска. А направо кошмарна е комбинацията от трите.
Това е Ерик. Приличен на Фауст. Но е тийнейджър. Разгонен е, макар и да не е никак наясно какво следва от това. Живее в споменатия град и е още жив, постижение само по себе си. Занимава...more
Good to see Rincewind is finally out of the Dungeon Dimensions again, though what he’s been dragged into isn’t much better. Eric, a 13-year-old demonologist, is cute in his naivety about the wider world. Yet he still insists on his three wishes and what happens next is just hilarious.
First we get him wanting to be ruler...more
Eric, Rincewind, Luggage and Eric's parrot time travel from the present to the past. They go all the way back to the beginning of time. Along the way Rincewind takes a t...more
In relation to the rest of Pratchett's work though, I'd say this...more
If you've read the older books revolving around the inept wizard, you already know that he has vanished to the dungeon dimensions in Sourcery. Now he gets a chance to come back - a one in a million chance, to be exact. They alw...more
Even though it’s probably the shortest Discworld novel (197 pages in large font), it took me weeks to read. This might have had something to do with the obscene amount of schoolwork my teachers decided to heap on me at the time, but usually I will willingly give up homework, television and social life for a new Pratchett book, and I will do it with a grateful and reverent smile on my face.
This one, however . . . not so much.
For one thing I think I may be the only...more
Eric seems to exist soley to resolve the cliffhanger ending of Sourcery, and it does so with a moderately amusing Deus Ex Machina. The rest of the book is more like a Family Guy episode than a coherent novel.
The situations they end up in are on the more lighthearted side of satirical. None of them were very thought-provoking, but they did get a few laughs out o...more
Ein ungewöhnlich kurzer Ro...more
Maybe I'm being more lenient towards this than his other books because of it, but Eric was really funny. It's also -I think- the last time Pterry let his personal life (rather than personal beliefs, crucial difference) colour a book so thoroughly. It's short and snappy, the jokes are constructed with that meticulous, engineered zeal that he has, and the idea of torturing...more