The Colour of Magic



The Colour of MagicOn A World Supported On The Back Of A Giant Turtle Sex Unknown , A Gleeful, Explosive, Wickedly Eccentric Expedition Sets Out There S An Avaricious But Inept Wizard, A Naive Tourist Whose Luggage Moves On Hundreds Of Dear Little Legs, Dragons Who Only Exist If You Believe In Them, And Of Course THE EDGE Of The Planet

Born Terence David John Pratchett, Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, i

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • The Colour of Magic
  • Terry Pratchett
  • English
  • 09 April 2018
  • 9780451451125

10 thoughts on “The Colour of Magic

  1. Mark Lawrence says:

    I haven t reviewed this because I read it so long ago that all I can remember is I loved it.I 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 memory.RIP, 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 review I ve just read this in slightly over 24 hours which is extraordinary for me I normally take a month to read a book It is, to be fair, both a very readable and a very short book 65,000 words a short fantasy these days is 100,000 words.I was surprised to find how much of this I remembered, especially as I last read it 28 years ago It 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 sea And this from the character Twoflower was poignant When I think that I might die without seeing a hun...

  2. David - proud Gleeman in Branwen& says:

    Reading The Color of Magic is akin to eating an entire bowl of ice cream just a little too fastsure, it may cause your head to hurt at times, but the sweet rewards make it all worth it Filled with ambitious wizards and ruthless assassins, the city of Ankh Morpork has survived many dangers in the past, but now it faces an even destructive force TOURISM When a rich but bored outsider named Twoflower decides to explore the city in search for adventure, it soon becomes an adventure for everyone around him, too Twoflower s well meaning but careless ways earn him the attention of pirates, dragonriders, and various supernatural entities, all looking to rid Twoflower of his treasurenot to mention his life Soon failed wizard Rincewind reluctantly becomes Twoflower s guide, and as Twoflower explores and of Discworld looking for the adventure of a lifetime, Rincewind tries desperately to make sure his lifetime lasts for than five minutes This was me for about 80% of this book Annnnnd here I am for the other 20%.What I loved most about this book was definitely the humor Some authors can only come up with a great laugh out loud moment once or twice in a book, but Pratchett is able to pull one off in just about every page There are oodles of wit...

  3. Brad says:

    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 The funny peculiar and the funny ha 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 knowing something is funny ahead of reading it really doesn t tell me much I d read Terry Pratchett s Neil Gaiman s Good Omens quite a while ago, so I expected at least a hint of satire and politically conscious wit, but I had no idea which of the authors to blame for the smart laughs in Good Omens, and my recollections really shed no illumination on what was to come So I read The Colour of Magic with as open a mind as I could and hoped for some laughs I didn t laugh much and that surprised me I smiled an awful lot, though But I didn t laugh No out loud snickers no full out belly laughs no snorts no giggles But I did smile Pratchett s kooky tale really four tales to make one of Rincewind, the one great spell, wizarding failure, Twoflower, the in sewer ants adjuster tourist, and his Luggage was smart often than it...

  4. Lyn says:

    And so it begins Sir Terry Pratchett s wildly imaginative Discworld series begins with the 1983 publication of The Color of Magic.I have been reading science fiction and fantasy for a long time and somehow I managed to not read any of his works until I came in late to the party A friend suggested I try one, I d like it and so I read the fourth in the series, Mort and I thought so much that I decided I would climb the hill and enjoy every step.Begin with a heaping portion of British humor humour , mix in a share of Douglas Adams, sprinkle liberally with Monty Python, throw in a fantastic amount of fantasy from the Piers Anthony brand of fiction and top with a wink and a nod and you have Terry Pratchett Discworld embarkation The Potent Voyager has set sail and much mirth and irreverence is...

  5. Lindsey Rey says:

    I will officially be reading the entire Discworld series

  6. Markus says:

    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 In Discworld, that simply doesn t seem to be the best solution Everyone seems to suggest that 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 not.That 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 c...

  7. Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Color of Magic Discworld 1 , Terry PratchettThe Color of Magic is Terry Pratchett s maiden voyage through the now legendary land of Discworld This is where it all begins with the tourist Twoflower and his wizard guide, Rincewind 2016 01 1391 287 1392 9789646807853 20

  8. Jamie says:

    I m pretty sure people have told me about Pratchett and his Diskworld series before, usually working in the phrase He s the Douglas Adams of fantasy into the description But the problem was that I always felt that I had had enough of Adams after the third Hithiker s Guide to the Galaxy book, and whenever I scanned Pratchett s section in the bookstore I was immediately put off by not knowing where to start reading among the approximately five hundred thousand Diskworld books I m glad I finally took the time to find out that these two books, The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic, jointly comprise the first tale in the series, and that they were definitely worth reading.The Diskworld books are essentially satire of the high fantasy genre, or at least that s the foundation upon which everything else is built This pair of books follows the misadventures of Rincewind, a utterly inept and thoroughly cowardly wizard, and Twoflowers, a clueless traveler who happens to be in possession of both endless optimism and a magical suitcase that s always wandering off and messily devouring people who get in its way Things go from bad to worse for the two as divine powers both deliver them into and yank them out of all kinds of fantastic peril...

  9. J.G. Keely says:

    This series is much beloved of my friends, both here on Goodreads and out in the wilds of meatspace he s even been referred to as Fantasy s answer to one of my favorite authors the superlatively funny and insightful Douglas Adams As such, I was excited to start the series at the beginning, hoping the wit and wisdom would overcome the warts of this early outing Unfortunately,the jokes drew groans than guffaws, reminding me of Mark Twain s comments on the book of friend and fellow American treasure Ambrose Bierce There is humor in Dod Grile , but for every laugh that is in his book there are five blushes, ten shudders and a vomit The laugh is too expensive Pratchett has none of the wry, oddball musings of Adams, and seems to me to be less the Fantasy version of that author and the British version of endlessly punny wri...

  10. Adrian says:

    Oh what fun, review to follow So here is my review I first read this I m guessing some time around 1990, and then went on to read the sequels as they were released,until sometime around the millennium, when for various reasons I moved house and lost around 5000 books Anyway I haven t read another Terry Pratchett Discworld novel since then So when I was bought the first twenty in the series earlier this year I did a little mini dance similar to the Floss ha ha and looked forward to when I could start Well that time is now and so I ve started on the series.In my opinion this book is really Sir Terry getting into his stride and is not as good as a lot of the later entries in the series Having said that it features Rincewind and the luggage as well as a few appearance from DEATH so it has a lot of redeeming features The ...

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