Pdf Kindle [The Colour of Magic] Author Terry Pratchett
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was pretty a tie Being a generally evil person I opted for the lower optionI often see Pratchett compared to Douglas Adams and just as often hailed as the Douglas Adams of fantasy And so far he unfortunately does not come close You may be a legend Sir Terry but it takes a lot to be a Douglas Adams 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 Thestars was pretty
Funny Peculiar And The Funnypeculiar and the funny 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 nowing something is funny ahead of reading it really doesn t tell me much I d read Terry Pratchett s Neil Gaiman s Good Omens uite a while ago so I expected at least a hint of s I haven t reviewed this because I read it so long ago that all I can remember is I loved itI 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 memoryRIP 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 reviewI ve just read this in slightly over 24 hours "which is extraordi. Sition in the halls of parody next to Mark Twain Kurt Vonnegut Douglas Adams and Carl "is extraordi. Sition in the halls of parody next to Mark Twain Kurt Vonnegut Douglas Adams and Carl Color of Magic is Terry Pratchett's maid.
Terry Pratchett ¸ 9 ReadNary for me I normally take a "Month To Read A Book It Is "to read a book It is be fair both a very readable and a very short book 65000 words a short fantasy these days is 100000 wordsI was surprised to find how much of this I remembered especially as I last read it 28 years agoIt s a very funny book with some GREAT one liners I particularly liked one that said about men falling foul of the thieves guild I paraphrase men who wouldn t be going home again unless they happened to live near the river and their corpses floated by on the way to the seaAnd this from the character Twoflower was poignantWhen I think that I might die without seeing a hundredth of all there is to see it makes me feel he paused then added well humble I suppose And very angry of course Anyway incompetent and cowardly failed wizard Rincewind falls in with Twoflower the naive tourist with an impossibly optimistic attitude oodles of gold and an indestructible vicious and implacable treasure chest on legs to defend himHilarity ensues as Twoflower tries to see everything Rincewind tries not to die and the gods play games with them We get a great tour of the Discworld its geography magics and inhabitants all of which are so fantastically imaginative and amusing that even geography becomes a joyThis isn t Terry Pratchett s best book but it s full of all the great stuff th. En voyage through the now legendary land of Discworld This is where it all begins with the tourist Twoflower and his wizard guide Rincewi. This series is much beloved of my friends both here on "Goodreads and out in the wilds of meatspace he s even "and out in the wilds of meatspace he s even referred to as Fantasy s answer to one of my favorite authors the superlatively fun 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 #ve been adamantly advocating reading series in publication order whether a coherent story or a set of standalones Discworld that simply doesn t seem to be the
BEST SOLUTION EVERYONE SEEMS TO SUGGESTsolution Everyone seems to suggest 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 by the legendary Terry Pratchett Granted the wild descriptions of the cosmology and topography of the Disc are indeed interesting the writing is good and there are a few funny lines However I expected a lot going on While the total lack of a coherent plot is understandable in a series based on humour the lack of humour is really notThat does not mean I didn t enjoy the book This rating may be a bit harsh but it does seem to mean that I found the book to be okay I am not discouraged from reading books in the series and I both hope and choose to believe that they are of a much higher uality than this first one For the style is there It Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent novels are consistent number one bestsellers in England where they have garnered him a revered po. .