The Colour of Magic
The Colour of Magic is Terry Pratchett's maiden voyage through the bizarre land of Discworld. His entertaining and witty series has grown to more than 20 books, and this is where it all starts--with the tourist Twoflower and his hapless wizard guide, Rincewind ("All wizards get like that... it's... show more
The Colour of Magic is Terry Pratchett's maiden voyage through the bizarre land of Discworld. His entertaining and witty series has grown to more than 20 books, and this is where it all starts--with the tourist Twoflower and his hapless wizard guide, Rincewind ("All wizards get like that... it's the quicksilver fumes. Rots their brains. Mushrooms, too."). Pratchett spoofs fantasy clichés--and everything else he can think of--while marshalling a profusion of characters through a madcap adventure. The Colour of Magic is followed by The Light Fantastic. --Blaise Selby, Amazon.com
Publish date: December 31st 1990
Publisher: Colin Smythe
Pages no: 206
Edition language: English
Series: Discworld (#1)
I guess this would, or should be 'The Colour of Magic', but us Americans are stingy with our "U's". I thank you all here at BookLikes for getting me back to where I wanted to read this. No review from me on this book. I imagine anything that could be said about this book has been said many times...
I tried. I really did. But this book was not for me. It dragged. It had a lot of people and things happening and I felt like I needed to read a prequel book in order to understand everything that was going on. Maybe I just didn't get the funny parts of the book. I just felt lost through most of this...
I never know how to review the discworld books. They're sort of impossible to describe to anyone who hasn't already read them, and likewise, they're hard (for me) to review. Generally, having read a few of the later discworld books in a couple of the sub-series, I found this one to be the weake...
This is my first Pratchett, and I had so much fun. It was all the elements: the zanny world, all the stabs at our world's and several sub-types of fantasies usual conventions, Rincewind's quality of "Luck's *shhhhhhhh!* The Lady's plaything" and Twoflower's perfect embodiment of the "too oblivious...
... in the order in which they're appearing on my card (not the order in which they've read them). Soooo ... in this year's twist on RL doing its best trying to throw a spanner in the works of Halloween Bingo fun, I've been spending the better part of the month either sitting around in conference ...