Colour of Magic (Discworld Novels)
8 journalers for this copy...
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
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
i'll buy a copy for a friend who sells insurance products.
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.
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! :)
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 fly.to/discworld and FantasticFiction, I found another useful reading order guide, with graphics, that breaks down the Discworld books into the individual mini-series at http://www.ie.lspace.org/books/reading-order-guides.
Thanks to daizysdad for sharing this book. It'll be on it's way back home to him shortly.
Released 14 yrs ago (6/11/2005 UTC) at
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
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!
Hard to believe this is an ex-ring book! It's in excellent condition.
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!