The Light Fantastic (Discworld #2)
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.
In The Light Fantastic, only one individual can save the world from a disastrous collision. Unfortunately, the hero happens to be the singularly inept wizard Rincewind, who wa...more
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Three years after Terry Pratchett published The Color of Magic, the first Discworld book, he published the second, The Light Fantastic, having decided convincingly that this was a worthwhile project.
Though the action in The Light Fantastic takes over immediately following the events in the first book, Rincewind has fallen off of the edge of the world, this novel seems to gather momentum from a good but somewhat shaky start and proceed ...more
y ¡Wau! las diferencias entre El color de la magia y La luz fantástica son abismales, casi todos los problemas que tuve con el primer libro se resuelven acá, este si me pareció gracioso, si es concluyente y... resuelve una incógnita del primer libro que me molestaba bastante Rincewind, a pesar de ...more
Snarky social commentary:
She is there, down below the mines and sea ooze and fake fossil bones put there by a Creator with nothing better to do than upset archaeologists and give them silly ideas.
Not for the first time she reflected that there were many drawbacks to being a swordswoman, not the least of which was that men didn't take you seriously until you'd actuall...more
The second installment in the Discworld series is a bigger, funnier delight. One heck of a Laugh Out Loud read.
Something I consider very special in Sir Terry Pratchett's works is that many authors can pull off a joke every once in a while in their stories but Mr Pratchett managed to keep the whole thing comical, while at the time satirical. Not ...more
This story has more of a quest feel to it than the last one did. It definitely builds to a strong climax. In order ...more
A moment of silence for the passing of a great man.
It's a shame it took the passing of Terry Pratchett for me to give this series a second chance. I've had numerous people tell me how much I'd like it. It was recommended again to me when I said I was in a funk and wanted something light and fun just a few days b ...more
I have been wondering about this for years. Now I know.
There is no doubt that Terry Pratchett was a master at snarky humor and fantastic world building. No doubt at all. Yet, it takes me forever to get through some his books because his adventures often end up going off in tangents...and I'm not drawn into the Discworld universe enough to necessarily want to follow those side-stories that may or may not become relevant in a later boo ...more
There were a couple times where I was a bit confused, but I really enjoyed it and thought it was funny and exciting, with a thrilling ending.
Esta es la continuación de El color de la magia, el primer volumen de la saga Mundodisco, siendo la única novela de la saga que continua directamente con los sucesos del libro anterior.
En este libro, tras salvarse de caer por el borde del mundo; Dosflores, Rincewind y el querido equipaje vuelven a meterse en muchos más líos. Una estrella roja amenaza la vida de la gran tortuga ATuin, y la Universidad Invisible (la de los magos) está tratand ...more
"Synopsisizers" (I believe I just made that word up, so bear with me, please) anyway, "the people who ...more
If you've read The Colour of Magic you'll know it ended on quite a cliffhanger as we saw our two intrepid heroes, Rincewind and Twoflower, literally fall off the edge of the world. Luckily for them Rincewind happens to be carrying a very important spell ...more
I enjoyed this more than the first book (eve though I do like that one), the pacing was better and the characters more "there" and comfortable in their own skins.
It seems/feels to me Mr. Pratchett hit his stride and had more fun writing this one (I could be wrong)... We get to see more of Rincewind's personality in here and he comes into his own some more.
Twoflower, gotta love him :)
Cohen and Bethan were fun to know, wish they would have had a bigger part though. Cohen was pretty spry for his ...more
With my awful and dreaded exercise regime continuing so too does my revisit to the early works of the Discworld thanks to the readings of Nigel Planer.
Rincewind, last seen falling off of the disc has been saved from certain death once more thanks to spoilers that won't be mentioned and now must save the disc from a fiery death and evil wizards.
The problem with going back to these early novels is that things arenlt as you remember them. It's like an altern ...more
All are things that Colour didn't have - at least not in my opinion. But I can't say that I loved Light. I'm thinking that it might just be me, though. I like humor, and I even like bizarre rand ...more
The Discworld is a Disc sitting on the backs of four elephants, standing on the shell of a giant turtle that is slowly swimming it's way through Space...
And as befits a world so ridiculous, it is filled with an array of equally ridiculous and loveable characters, includi ...more
From spending two pages arguing with the reader about why the female barbarian does not wear impractical sexy barbarian clothes, to subtle word ga ...more
This is a wonderful look at the danger of spellcraft and magic, and rose tinted glass.
Of course, everyone loves Cohen. Finally, a May-December romance that makes sense.
I read the first half of this book with a sense of dragging anticipation. I was waiting for the book to begin. It took me a whil ...more
Creo que lo mejor sería ponerlo como "libro "normal" independiente", que le doy casi las cuatro estrellas.
Comparándolo con el 1º, pese a que he leído críticas por ahí que dicen que este es mejor, yo con este me he reído menos, entonces, en esa puntuación, le daría 3.
En general, es div ...more
Geyik bir yana, Terry Pratchett'in mizahına ve bilgisine hayran olmamak elde değil. Kahkaha attıran bir kitap/seri bu.
This is a wonderful book told in a distinctly British manner. It's not really a story with plot or characters, but likeable all the same.
There are laughs and puns on every page, and it's a fun romp that shows the promise of this author and this series.
Highly recommended that you start reading Discworld. I'm a nut for always going in published order, but I ...more
Darkness isn’t the opposite of light, it is simply its absence, and what was radiating from the book was the light that lies on the far side of darkness, the light fantastic.
The Light Fantastic follows Rincewind and Twoflower after a strange, even stranger than normal, turn of events in The Color of Magic. Rincewind has gone from just being a bumbling tour guide for Twoflower to being the man that might actually have to save the world with Twoflower and Luggage ...more
Me ha gustado más que el primero, y por lo que dicen, no son los mejores libros de esta saga, así que como sólo va a mejorar, yo me muero de ganas de seguir. Lo que ocurre es que tengo la duda de si seguir el orden de publicación, o ir leyendo por subsagas... Si alguien tiene a bien darme su opinión, se lo agradecería.
Entrando en materia, este es el único libro de Mundodisco que es continuación, los demás no se siguen, de tal manera que empieza donde nos dejó El color de la magia. Sin entr ...more
*Actually, and just so I don't bring the wrath of the ghost of Olaf Quimby II down on me, I discovered Pratchett via Good Omens many years ago, but at the t ...more
And, while we're on rocks, I also loved the trolls, harking back to their glory days in earl ...more
The continuation of the story with Rincewind and Twoflower, I liked this book less than the first, even though I think I read it faster.
Mostly, the plotline with the wizards wasn't all that interesting to me. I actually liked the bits following Rincewind and Twoflower (and, of course, the Luggage) better. And Cohen is always a humorous side point.
Still, it had its moments, but I definitely prefer the knew batch of wizards which get introduced after the events of this story.
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Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, ...more