The Color of Magic
In the beginning there was…a turtle. Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different. Particularly as it’s carried though space on the back of a giant... show more
In the beginning there was…a turtle.
Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different. Particularly as it’s carried though space on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown). It plays by different rules.
But then, some things are the same everywhere. The Disc’s very existence is about to be threatened by a strange new blight: the world’s first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land. Unfortunately, the person charged with maintaining that survival in the face of robbers, mercenaries and, well, Death, is a spectacularly inept wizard…
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Pages no: 287
Edition language: English
Series: Terry Pratchett's Discworld: The Illustrated Screenplays
Lets see now.....how do I review this book? It is certainly special.... and humorous in a strange sort of way. There´s a lot of adventure and you should be sure to strap on some protective gear. Oh, and be ready for a test at the end. You will be expected to remember how to spell all the names o...
This book was slow, dull and the least bit funny. I had to give up. It had unlikable characters that were wooden. I was expecting a richly described world, that is not what I got. I could not visualise any of the world that was being created. Unfortunately these books are not for me.
this was interesting, and I'm definitely looking forward to reading the other Discworld books
This was my first experience with Terry Pratchett, although I’d seen enough comments about Discworld to have a general idea of what to expect. I was skeptical about reading it, because I knew it employs the type of humor that I just don’t seem to properly appreciate, but I was also curious about it...
I've read The Color of Magic a total of three times and each time I've rated it differently. The book starts out strong, but near the end it kind of fizzles out. After three readings however, the ending isn’t as much of a letdown as it was previously. It’s not laugh out loud funny, but it is humorou...