The Light Fantastic
Published in Britain at the end of 1986, this and its ""prequel"" (The Colour of Magic, above) were among the top five best-selling books on the 1986 Andromeda list. Moreover, Pratchett was Andromeda's best-selling author for the same year. It was also chosen as a lead title for Doubleday's... show more
Published in Britain at the end of 1986, this and its ""prequel"" (The Colour of Magic, above) were among the top five best-selling books on the 1986 Andromeda list. Moreover, Pratchett was Andromeda's best-selling author for the same year. It was also chosen as a lead title for Doubleday's Science Fiction Book Club. ""Pratchett excels in both slapstick comedy and tongue-in-cheek wit."" - Library Journal. ""That rare event, a comedy sequel that is twistier, plottier, and funnier than its predecessor...The most hilarious fantasy since come to think of it, since Pratchett's previous outing."" - Kirkus Reviews. ""If you want a couple of hours of unadulterated fun, this is the book for you."" - Science Fiction Chronicle.
Publish date: December 1st 1987
Publisher: Colin Smythe
Pages no: 189
Edition language: English
Series: Discworld 2 (#2)
So, that's how Rincewind ended up with the Luggage! Right,..... I have been wondering about this for years. Now I know. There is no doubt that Terry Pratchett was a master at snarky humor and fantastic world building. No doubt at all. Yet, it takes me forever to get through some his books becaus...
This was another re-read which changed ratings after reading it again. It started out a little on the slow side, which is appropriate because I found the previous book ended on the slow side. Once you get past the first chapter however, the book picks up. The cast of characters from the previous boo...
This was the second book published in the Discworld series, and it concluded the story that began in The Color of Magic. I enjoyed this book a little more than the first one. It’s hard for me to pinpoint why, because it wasn’t drastically different from the first book, but I laughed more at the ...
I had considered switching to audiobooks for the rest of the Discworld series for the sake of convenience (also, I really need to finish stitching that quilt I've been working on) but this book convinced me that would not be a good idea. There are just far too many jokes and puns that would not be a...
You know these early Pratchett books get better with time.This is a wonderful look at the danger of spellcraft and magic, and rose tinted glass.Of course, everyone loves Cohen. Finally, a May-December romance that makes sense.