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The Color of Magic By Terry Pratchett The Color of Magic 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

  • Title: The Color of Magic
  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN: 9780060855925
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Color of Magic By Terry Pratchett 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 guiTerry 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 guide, Rincewind.On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle sex unknown , a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out There s an avaricious but inept wizard, a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course THE EDGE of the planet
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    1. Mark Lawrence on said:

      I haven t reviewed this because I read it so long ago that all I can remember is I loved it.I ll take our very old and battered copy bought in 1987 to the hospice this weekend when I go with Celyn and see if I can t refresh my memory, Sir Terry DON T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death, JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH So to the review I ve just read this in slightly over 24 hours which is extraordinary for me I normally take a month to read a book It is, to be fair, both a very [...]

    2. David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party on said:

      Reading The Color of Magic is akin to eating an entire bowl of ice cream just a little too fastre, it may cause your head to hurt at times, but the sweet rewards make it all worth it 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 destructive forceTOURISM When a rich but bored outsider named Twoflower decides to explore the city in search for adventure, it soon becomes an adventure for everyone around [...]

    3. Brad on said:

      Before picking it up, I d heard that The Colour of Magic was funny Now that can mean just about anything because, let s face it, comedy is the most subjective of arts 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 Omens quite a while [...]

    4. Lyn on said:

      And so it begins Sir Terry Pratchett s wildly imaginative Discworld series begins with the 1983 publication of The Color of Magic.I have been reading science fiction and fantasy for a long time and somehow I managed to not read any of his works until I came in late to the party A friend suggested I try one, I d like it and so I read the fourth in the series, Mort and I thought so much that I decided I would climb the hill and enjoy every step.Begin with a heaping portion of British humor humour [...]

    5. Markus on said:

      This must be the exception that proves the rule For years I ve been adamantly advocating reading series in publication order, whether a coherent story or a set of standalones In Discworld, that simply doesn t seem to be the best solution Everyone seems to suggest that a new reader should not start with the first book, so this must be partially my fault for doing it anyway.The Colour of Magic is at best a mediocre introduction to what is supposedly the best humourous fantasy series ever written, [...]

    6. Jamie on said:

      I m pretty sure people have told me about Pratchett and his Diskworld series before, usually working in the phrase He s the Douglas Adams of fantasy into the description But the problem was that I always felt that I had had enough of Adams after the third Hithiker s Guide to the Galaxy book, and whenever I scanned Pratchett s section in the bookstore I was immediately put off by not knowing where to start reading among the approximately five hundred thousand Diskworld books I m glad I finally to [...]

    7. Bradley on said:

      If I hadn t already read the entire series, and if I was judging this book just by its own merits, I d still be saying that it harnesses the lightning and even finds a way to make it go side to side rather than up and down.It s really fantastic as a straight fantasy with tons of humorous elements, with a good deal worldbuilding than all the later books, obvious and harsher tongue in cheek elements, and a great setup for the Great Wizzard Rincewind.Honestly I love Rincewind I love the shard of [...]

    8. Helen 2.0 on said:

      Terry Pratchett is a genius, as usual This man can do no wrong He reminds me a lot of Douglas Adams, my favorite in the realm of satire Look at this similarity In the beginning the Universe was created This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Disc philosophers agree that the First Men, shortly after their creation, understandably lost their temper Terry Pratchett, The Color of MagicThe Color of Magic [...]

    9. J.G. Keely on said:

      This series is much beloved of my friends, both here on and out in the wilds of meatspace he s even been referred to as Fantasy s answer to one of my favorite authors the superlatively funny and insightful Douglas Adams As such, I was excited to start the series at the beginning, hoping the wit and wisdom would overcome the warts of this early outing Unfortunately,the jokes drew groans than guffaws, reminding me of Mark Twain s comments on the book of friend and fellow American treasure Ambrose [...]

    10. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      The Color of Magic Discworld 1 , Terry PratchettThe 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 guide, Rincewind 2016 01 1391 287 1392 9789646807853 20

    11. TL on said:

      A charming and sometimes tedious novel, Rincewind grew on me quickly and I enjoyed watching him get into and out of scrapes along the way Death s and Fate s frustration with him was hilarious I kept imagining them as toddlers stomping their feet D.Two Flower I was so so on sometimes he charmed me and others eh His optimism seemed misplaced sometimes, but he had good intentions.A nice start to the series, plenty of action and some humor The scenes with Krull and near the edge of the world were on [...]

    12. Anne on said:

      It had some funny moments, but I really struggled to get through it In all fairness to the people who suggested I read the Discworld series, this is not one of the ones they said I should start with I think I mostly had a hard time slogging through all of the world building and made up words Fantasy has never been my thing, because I m not someone who enjoys reading descriptions of the characters surroundings I m not giving up on the series, though I think I ll just go back through my book recom [...]

    13. Maria Clara on said:

      Tengo que decir que me ha sorprendido agradablemente pues no esperaba que fuera a gustarme ni que disfrutara tanto con las locas aventuras de Rincewind.

    14. Frogy (Ivana) on said:

      Zasto sam ovoliko dugo cekala da zakoracim u Disksvet I ako bi neko od starosedelaca mogao da mi kaze kako da nabavim Prtljag od kruskovog drveta mudrosti, cini mi se da je pametno imati jedan

    15. Amanda on said:

      Meh It just didn t do it for me Unfortunately, this book has been recommended to me so many times by well meaning friends who know my love of absurd British humor that it couldn t possibly live up to the hype It suffers from The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy syndrome For years, everyone I knew friends, family, students, co workers would ask me if I had read Hitchhiker s and their mouths would drop when I admitted no, I hadn t yet Their response was always the same, Oh, but you have to It s l [...]

    16. Trish on said:

      The very first Discworld novel The one it all began with.I ve been a fan of Sir Terry s for a long time I ve even read a few other of his books some standalone, some of the Fairy Tales or later volumes of this series and loved them all.Fans have given me two pieces of advice ever since I first heard of Discworld 1 Stay away from the first 3 books 2 Read them all What are you, a savage lol You can see how this made me undecided for the longest time.Thus, I did what every self respected bookworm w [...]

    17. Phrynne on said:

      I first read this book many years ago and I remember I fell in love with the Disc World as soon as I read the first few pages I loved the idea of the turtle swimming through space and the elephants and the rim fall and the eighth colour in the spectrum called octarine Twoflower and Rincewind were the first of many of Pratchett s characters I would meet who are so helpless and yet who blunder successfully through mishap after mishap And as for the Luggage That has to be one of the best inventions [...]

    18. Antonio on said:

      suspira.Mientras mas alto pongo mis expectativas, mis ca das son peores, y al parecer con esta caer , caer y seguir cayendo Amo la magia, los dragones, y reconozco la creatividad y humor de Pratchett entonces Qu paso una l gica tan profunda como Alicia en el pais de las maravillas, unos saltos de trama que me desenfocaban, y el final view spoiler Toda la Creaci n estaba esperando que Rincewind cayera Y lo hizo No parec a tener otra alternativa hide spoiler ese final pens que a mi libro le faltab [...]

    19. Becky on said:

      I dunno if this is going to be a proper review heh, as though any of the things that I write in this space are , it ll likely just be a bunch of randomness and ranting So, like my usual offerings.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 fucking greatest thing s [...]

    20. Anuradha on said:

      Precisely why all the above below, in this review, I guess should be so is not clear, but goes some way to explain why, on the disc, the Gods are not so much worshipped as blamed.Have you ever wondered about what would happen if you were merely a pawn in a game played by gods Have you ever wondered about how living in a Flat Earth would be Would you like to learn about what failed wizards do in their free time Are you curious about how dragons are born and how they rest Do you want to understand [...]

    21. Lindsay on said:

      Back to where it all began I think this is my third time reading this, but that does show how long ago my introduction to this series was I have a huge affection for this entire series and the author as a human being, but I m actually quite glad that I wasn t a sophisticated reader when I was first exposed to this If this had been my first exposure to his work today, I m not sure I would have continued with them.In summary, the Discworld experiences its first tourist, Twoflower, from the incred [...]

    22. Evelyn (devours and digests words) on said:

      Magic never dies It merely fades away I first visited the world of Discworld at the age of twelve when I was still wolfing down picture books and fingering through easy peasy written books Then one day, I saw a friend prancing around with this book to classes I have a sharp eye on colourful book covers and this one s won me over I demanded asked to borrow this and right on the spot, he let me.Back home I immediately flipped to page one Upon the first few paragraphs however, my brain went dead.Ha [...]

    23. Forrest on said:

      I read this book way back in high school, when I lived in England Having forgotten everything except for the fact that there was a trunk that liked to eat people, I bought the book again to see how it stood up these many years later As I ve read I ve received messages and been spoken to by several people who have warned me that Pratchett was just warming up with this one, that he hadn t reached his highest form yet I still have to read of his work I m planning on Mort and Guards Guards , so I h [...]

    24. Alex Ristea on said:

      Zany, wild, preposterous, and oh so fun I understand the Discworld hype and see why it s such a fan favourite.But underneath all the light humour is clever trope subversion and a sense that Pratchett knows exactly what he s doing, so than just a few laughs.This first installment isn t an immediate favourite, but it s a promising start to a series I m looking forward to reading I know there are a ton of Discworld reading guides out there, but I m a stickler for published order and I m going with [...]

    25. Petertpc on said:

      This was the perfect pick me up after the depressing, depressing, depressing downer if The Road by Cormac McCarthy I laughed out loud reading this and that is not something I do very often Rincewind is a new favorite character and Terry Pratchett is a new favorite author I m not sure I would have loved this as much I I hadn t been in the perfect mood for it But, I was in the perfect mood and I did love it.

    26. Mangrii on said:

      Por fin me he puesto con el reto que ten a entre manos, comenzar desde el inicio la saga Mundodisco del fallecido Terry Pratchett aunque ya hab a le do alg n volumen suelto porque en esta saga poco importa el orden en realidad , en esta ocasi n quiero seguir el orden de publicaci n.En este primer volumen nos narran a trav s de cuatro cap tulos la historia de Dosflores, un singular turista de una lejano Imperio que desea conocer a los famosos h roes de Mundodisco, vivir emocionantes aventuras y r [...]

    27. Mike (the Paladin) on said:

      Ahh, the story of Twoflower and the failed wizard Rincewind Although calling Rincewind a failed wizard is possibly not really fair to him as he s only a failed wizard because having sneaked a look at a forbidden spell book one the 8 Great Spells has taken up the room in his brain that would be needed for other spells and he can t get it out, at least not without casting it, and since neither he nor the other wizards know what it will do.roy the world, the universe, the multiverseor possibly some [...]

    28. Gary on said:

      This was a fun, quick read I enjoyed it and plan to read my way through disc world This somewhat cartoonish seeming universe is populated by colorful and unlikely characters The author created an original and interesting mythology and multiverse 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 entert [...]

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