The Light Fantastic

by Terry Pratchett | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 9780552128483 Global Overview for this book
Registered by grrrda of Berlin (irgendwo/somewhere), Berlin Germany on 4/19/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by grrrda from Berlin (irgendwo/somewhere), Berlin Germany on Sunday, April 19, 2009
Sehr unterhaltsam!

Journal Entry 2 by grrrda at Admiralbrücke in Kreuzberg, Berlin Germany on Sunday, April 19, 2009

Released 11 yrs ago (4/19/2009 UTC) at Admiralbrücke in Kreuzberg, Berlin Germany

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Stimmte gar nicht - habe das Buch auf speziellen Wunsch von tacx doch nicht freigelassen, sondern aufgehoben. Morgen beim Frühstück wird es weiter gegeben.

Journal Entry 3 by tacx from Berlin (irgendwo/somewhere), Berlin Germany on Sunday, June 28, 2009
Was soll ich sagen? Scheibenwelt! nur auf Englisch, eine Herrausforderung.

Wird sich demnächst als Ring auf die Reise machen:
Wenn Euch gerade eine Ringschwemme erreicht hat, packt dieses Buch nicht einfach noch obendrauf. Ich schiebe Euch gerne später wieder ein. Einfach eine Nachricht an mich...
Falls es doch mal länger dauert (bitte auf jeden Fall nach zwei Monaten) editiert das Journal mit einem Hinweis und Datum. Danke.
Ich bin uf Eure Meinungen gespannt...

1. eimer42, Germering, Bayern
2. LilyKlip, Leipzig, Sachsen
3. Liondancer ?, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen
4. Kiki66, Gauting, Bayern
5. Charly83, Nordhorn, Niedersachsen
6. erinacea, Berlin
... zurück zu tacx

Journal Entry 4 by tacx at Wedding, Berlin Germany on Sunday, April 11, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (4/11/2010 UTC) at Wedding, Berlin Germany

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Dieses Buch macht sich auf den Weg zur ersten Station: eimer42.
Gute Reise, liebes Buch! Viel Spaß beim Lesen!

Journal Entry 5 by eimer42 from Germering, Bayern Germany on Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The book arrived yesterday. Thanks a lot for this Bookring!

08-Jul-2010:
Nice read, but I like the later Discworld novels more.

Journal Entry 6 by eimer42 at Germering, Bayern Germany on Sunday, July 11, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (7/10/2010 UTC) at Germering, Bayern Germany

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Sent to LilyKlip.

Journal Entry 7 by LilyKlip at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Tuesday, July 13, 2010
angekommen, danke. Muss allerdings noch etwas warten.

Journal Entry 8 by LilyKlip at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Thursday, August 05, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (8/5/2010 UTC) at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany

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reist nun an Liondancer

Journal Entry 9 by Liondancer at Braunschweig, Niedersachsen Germany on Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Der 2. Scheibenwelt-Roman, zugleich der 2. der Rincewind-Reihe.

Vielen Dank für den Ring und fürs Schicken. Das Buch ist heute gut angekommen :o)

Journal Entry 10 by Liondancer at Braunschweig, Niedersachsen Germany on Saturday, October 23, 2010
Back from hospital, I can now say thanks for sharing. My favourite in this story was Cohen the Barbarian.

I will now ask Kiki66 if she wants the book at once or - together with another Discworld novel - a couple of days later.

Released 10 yrs ago (11/19/2010 UTC) at Mailed to next BC member of the Bookring, Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Leider hat es unvorhergesehen länger gedauert. Aber jetzt ist das Buch auf dem Weg zu Kiki66.

Journal Entry 12 by kiki66 at Gauting, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Kam heute an...

Danke erstmal - zwei Buecher sind noch davor zu lesen! :-/

update Jan11: I am reading it now... having a bit of a hard time - not sure
whether I am into Pratchett right now...

Journal Entry 13 by kiki66 at Gauting, Bayern Germany on Thursday, January 27, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (1/27/2011 UTC) at Gauting, Bayern Germany

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Sorry - I give up.. I am not in the mood for Pratchett at the moment :-(

The book is on its way to the North...

Journal Entry 14 by Charly83 at Nordhorn, Niedersachsen Germany on Wednesday, February 09, 2011
The book arrived in the last week. I was not at home so I'm writing the JE pretty late, sorry. Thanks to Kiki66 for sending.

Journal Entry 15 by Charly83 at Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Germany on Thursday, March 17, 2011
I think that his later books are better. I'm not sure but is it possible that this novel is just one volume of a longer story? Usually Pratchett is just writing one-shot novels, isn't he? Nevertheless, I liked it. I guess I only read too much discworld novels in a very short time and are becoming very critical.

The book will move on as soon as I get the next adress.

Journal Entry 16 by erinacea at Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Arrived today, when I was just getting worried. You see, I couldn't access my mailbox the past few days because the corridor was being painted and all mailboxes had been covered in tape. I don't know what they actually did, but it looks like they stored the incoming mail elsewhere because today I found the last three days' newspapers and this (luckily small) book in my mailbox. The package and papers got a bit squashed but the book itself came to no harm.

I'm looking forwards to reading this.

Journal Entry 17 by erinacea at Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Sunday, April 10, 2011
I first heard of Pratchett in a computer game I used to play that included quotes from various (mostly geeky) books - the ones that stuck with me were the quotes from Tolkien's "The Hobbit" and Pratchett's first two books. That was 15 years ago, and now I finally got to meet Rincewind, Twoflower, and the Luggage for real. I opted not to read "The Colour of Magic" because I sneaked a look into it in a book store and wasn't interested, and I figured that "The Light Fantastic" would be readable on its own, and it wasn't a problem at all.

I'd heard that the first two Discworld books are quite distinct from the rest of them, but though I felt it wasn't as good as some of the later ones, it was nonetheless quite enjoyable. I was a bit disappointed by the ending, though. It felt a bit anticlimactic to me because (Spoiler!) there wasn't any reason for specifically Rincewind to save the day. I liked how Twoflower explained his involvement by a desire for some adventure (to tell on his return home) - as if he hadn't had an ample amount of them before. My point is, that, characterwise, Twoflower's involvement made sense, but it remained a bit unclear why the Spell picked Rincewind and why Rincewind, according to his personality, did what he had to do.
What made the book fun to me was that I learned about the backstory (or at least the early planning stage) of various characters that turn up later in the DW stories. The trolls, for example, appear to be something at a middling stage between the Tolkienesque version described in the "Hobbit" and the later Discworld species. It had not been clear to me before that Pratchett's version of trolls was influenced at all by Tolkien, but the common ground is there, though much less visible in the later incarnations. (Or would that be inlapisation? insilication?)

When I checked this book's journal yesterday (with the intention of sending a PM to the next reader, seeing how I was half-through already), I was surprised that its next station was tacx, so I sped up my reading pace a notch, so I could hand it over during today's meetup.

Unfortunately, page 167 or thereabout has become unstuck and fluttered out when I reached the hind parts of the book. I dutifully stuck it back but am at a loss how to reattach a single page.

EDIT: The Colour of Magic, Equal Rites, Mort and Sourcery are not on my shelf, but starting with Wyrd Sisters, I'm adding reviews for all other DW books.

Journal Entry 18 by tacx at Wedding, Berlin Germany on Monday, April 11, 2011
Wieder zurück bei mir.
Dieses Buch wird keine wilden Reisen mehr machen, denn die hinteren Seiten sind komplett eine Lose-Blatt-Sammlung geworden. So darf es in meinem Regal verbleiben.

Journal Entry 19 by wingOBCZ-Mensa-TU-Bwing at Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany on Monday, March 04, 2013
Dieses Buch liegt jetzt hier im öffentlich zugänglichen Regal bereit, um mitgenommen zu werden. Dem Finder wünsche ich viel Spaß beim Lesen.
Ich freue mich, wenn Du es anschließend wieder weitergibst.

Essenszeiten sind wochentags von 11:00-14:30 Uhr, danach ist der Raum noch bis 17:30 Uhr offen, man muß dann allerdings die hintere Treppe nehmen. Es handelt sich um eine OBCZ - eine offizielle Bookcrossing-Zone mit vielen weiteren rgistrierten und unregistrierten Büchern, Link: http://bookcrossing.com/myshelf/OBCZ-Mensa-TU-B .

Liebe/r Finderin/Finder,
wenn wir Bookcrosser Bücher freilassen, dann tun wir das, um anderen eine Freude zu machen!
Und das allerschönste am Bookcrossing ist, wenn eine Finderin/ein Finder einen Eintrag zu dem Buch macht und wir so eine Rückmeldung bekommen: wo das Buch gefunden wurde, wie es der Leserin/dem Leser gefiel und wie die Reise des Buches anschließend weitergeht.

Die Finderin/der Finder kann dabei völlig anonym bleiben!!

Wenn Ihr Euch anmeldet und so auch direkt mit uns in Kontakt treten, gezielt nach Büchern fragen könnt, bekommt dabei niemand die E-Mail-Adresse. Sie ist nur zum Anmelden. Angeschrieben werden kann man nur über ein Kontaktformular auf dieser Internetseite über den Nick-Namen (auch das kann man "ausstellen")

Doch nun wünsche ich dem Buch eine gute Reise und Dir eine schöne Zeit beim Lesen!

Journal Entry 20 by jjjulia at Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany on Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Ich habe dieses buch in der tu mensa gefunden und war sehr froh, denn ich finde terry pratchett großartig. ich werde es, denke ich, in zürich wieder freilassen. da kommt es ein bisschen herum.

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