The Light Fantastic
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.... show more
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 was last seen falling off the edge of the world.
Publish date: September 13th 2005
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Series: Discworld 2 (#2)
It's that time of year again! Happy Holidays to everyone! Or rather, a belated Merry Christmas, as this review came out a few days later than I'd planned. Of course, it also gave me a chance to include my 100th read book this year, Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets. This is a feature I've been hop...
The first thing that comes into my mind thinking about this book is "meh". I liked The Light Fantastic even less as The Colour of Magic. The story is quite similar in both books with its "the protagonist is going from point a to b to reach point c" approach, but what The Light Fantastic lacked was P...
The Light Fantastic is a direct sequal to The Colour of Magic. The Discworld needs saving and only Rincewind can do it - something to do with one of the 8 Great Spells slinking around in his head. The adventures of Two Flower, Rincewind and The Luggage continues in this entertaining romp through t...
Series: Discworld #2 In which we experience more Rincewind and Twoflower shenanigans and we learn the Librarian's origins. Alright, so at this point the Librarian hasn't been previously introduced, but he becomes such an iconic Discworld character that I feel he's worth a mention. Oh, and we meet ...
The book where we learn how the Librarian of the Unseen University ended up as an orang-utan. (This happens on the very first pages and anyone who's read at least one Discworld book knows this anyway, so I'm officially not considering it a spoiler.) Other than that, more fun with Rincewind, Twoflo...