Colour of Magic (Discworld Novels)

by Terry Pratchett | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 086140324x Global Overview for this book
Registered by daizysdad of Mexborough, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on 9/10/2004
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by daizysdad from Mexborough, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 10, 2004
Tried to read after work colleague recomended the discworld books but found it very heavy going. gave up about a quarter of way through the book.

This book is now commencing it's worldwide journey. The order is as follows.

1. Biffin44 (Nottingham)

2. Banshee (Italy)

3. GateGypsy (Canada)

4. Cherie Pie (USA)

5. Jesi (The Netherlands) return to me.

Now amending the order as Jesi would like the book for an October book club reading.

new order is as follows.

1. Biffin44 (Nottingham)
2. Jesi (The Netherlands)
3. Banshee (Italy)
4. GateGypsy (Canada)
5. Cherie Pie (USA)return to me

Journal Entry 2 by biffin44 from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 29, 2004
recieved in the post this morning, thank you very much. am just finishing up an Anne Rice book which won't take long so hopefully i'll start this one tomorrow... oooh the excitement!!!

Journal Entry 3 by biffin44 from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, October 10, 2004
sorry it's taken me so long to read this book. it took me quite a while to get through the first few chapters as it didnt really seem to be my cup of tea... however once i got into it i really enjoyed the humour and story, will post this on on tuesday. thanks for starting the ring daizysdad!

Journal Entry 4 by biffin44 from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, October 14, 2004
erm... well i didnt post this on tuesday as planned as i'm still waiting for an address from jesi... will send it on as soon as i get the info

Journal Entry 5 by biffin44 from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 18, 2004
posted this morning!

Journal Entry 6 by Jesi from Havelte, Drenthe Netherlands on Friday, October 22, 2004
Received the book by mail today, thank you biffin44! Will start on it as soon as possible and let you (both) know what I like about the book.

Journal Entry 7 by Jesi from Havelte, Drenthe Netherlands on Friday, November 05, 2004
Finally I re-read the Colour of Magic. But I couldn't really put it down, and have already started with The light fantastic.

It has been years ago since I have read about 8 or 9 books of the discworld series, and it is nice to restart again! I was nicely surprised by the cleverness of Terry Pratchett and all the vague and funny figures (who all have their place in the story) that Rincewind, Twoflower and the Luggage meet.

All kinds of concepts from 'our' world are made fun of, like Hrun the barbarian, a hero who is good at all kinds of heroic deeds, like saving princesses (boring), conquer dragons (been there, done that) and finding treasures, etc.etc. but meanwhile has the power of speech of a peanut. Sentences consisting of more than two words are way to complicated for him. If he manages to pronounce one, he is so surprised that he falls still, just as anybody around him. (akward silences occur a lot then ;-))


The only thing that disappointed me a bit was that the book was divided in three parts, each with a prologue. That meant that some parts of the story (of Twoflowers tourist trip together with Rincewind) were missing. There were some gaps in time, and for me that made it kind of fragmented at times.
Apart from this there is really nothing bad to say about this book! (not for me at least)

Thanks for letting me join the ring! The book will now be sent to Banshee

Journal Entry 8 by Banshee on Friday, November 19, 2004
found it yesterday in my mail.

Journal Entry 9 by Banshee on Monday, January 03, 2005
really amusing! characters are so funny: the wizard, the tourist and his luggage.
i'll buy a copy for a friend who sells insurance products.

Journal Entry 10 by GateGypsy from Ladysmith, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, March 13, 2005
I'm so pleased to have received this book! However, it arrived when I didn't expect it to, and I am currently striding through Gone With The Wind at a rate of 75 or more pages a day around work. I expect to have it finished comparitively quickly (though at this point Lee has just been defeated and I have quite a ways to go yet), and then I'll be able to get to this one. Thanks so much for sending it!


This was a joyful romp! What fun! I wish I could get my hands on more of Prachett's stuff. Had a marvelous time with this one, and posted it to the next bookcrosser on March 25th.

Journal Entry 11 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Woohoo! It finally made it here. I'm looking forward to starting my Pratchett reading the book that started it all. ;) I've got a couple things lined up to read before I get to this one, but it shouldn't be more than a week or two at most.

Thanks to GateGypsy for the neat postcard and note that went along with it. Besides sharing books with other BCers, I enjoy learning their other passions in life too.... Blessings on thee! :)

Journal Entry 12 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Sunday, May 22, 2005
I really enjoyed this, my introduction to Pratchett, and have now decided I'd like to read the whole Discworld series.

There were times during reading that I thought it was going to get all dry and philosophical, but fortunately, the author never took things fully in that direction. And those philosophical discussions would instead take some kind of wacky turn. The writing style seems genuinely British, and the satire is more subdued than say, Christopher Moore's style.

I enjoyed Rincewind's character, and look forward to finding out what becomes of him and Twoflower (and the Luggage) in The Light Fantastic.

Besides the list of books available at and FantasticFiction, I found another useful reading order guide, with graphics, that breaks down the Discworld books into the individual mini-series at

Thanks to daizysdad for sharing this book. It'll be on it's way back home to him shortly.

Journal Entry 13 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Tuesday, May 31, 2005
daizysdad asked me to hang on to this and release it here in the States. I'm more than happy to do so.

Journal Entry 14 by CheriePie at on Friday, June 10, 2005

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Megi53 sent me Terry Pratchett's Equal Rites as part of an earlier BookRelay trade. In her journal entry for that, she mentioned she'd like to read this book as well so I'm sending it to her as an RABCK so it can be shared with as many people as possible who'd like to read it. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 15 by Megi53 from Danville, Virginia USA on Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Got this book in the mail yesterday. The characters on the cover are so intriguing; I'm looking forward to finding out who they are and what they do in Discworld.

Hard to believe this is an ex-ring book! It's in excellent condition.

Journal Entry 16 by Megi53 from Danville, Virginia USA on Wednesday, November 16, 2005
I finished this a while back; just received a PM with the address of the bookcrosser I offered to send it to, so I am composing my journal entry.

I'm not a fantasy fan, but I have to make an exception for Discworld, and plan to read each and every one of these novels over the years! Pratchett's outstanding writing skills show how putting words together can be a fine art form in the hands of a master.

I reveled in his descriptions of the transparent dragons, the vicious chase of the Luggage through the Circle Sea, the Sea Troll, the tradition of inheritance which the lovely Liessa was pursuing, the dryads -- so wonderful, all!

The only reason I didn't give it a "10" was because of a few atrocious puns. "Inn-sewer-ants"?! ::cringe:: A lot of the plot was terribly violent, too. Rincewind and Twoflower suffered though one cliffhanger after another.

I loved the airplane scene! The travelers' ability to go from one universe to the next reminded me of the Wayne Dyer book I'm reading now, Your Sacred Self

Heading for my Cliff's Wish List to add The Light Fantastic -- and this book will be mailed off later today!

Journal Entry 17 by mellion108 from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on Monday, November 28, 2005
Book arrived safe and sound (Reverse Relay strikes again!). Thanks so much for sharing, Megi53. I've wanted to read this for the longest time, so I look forward to taking the Discworld plunge!

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