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The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
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Oct 07, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy
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Much better than The Colour of Magic.

Death was toned down from a malicious agent towards the more gentle and implacable figure he would later be. The Librarian was introduced, if briefly, and it contains the pun "Horse D'oeurves", which is frankly outstanding.

The plot rattles along at a fair old pace, and we get the first look at what Pratchett really considers the only antogonist worth writing about, what he termed "The death of the mind". How people respond to fear and adversity by abdicating what it is that makes them worthwhile.

That and it manages to have a conclusion that is both funny and exciting.
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