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Eric (1990)

by Terry Pratchett

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Series: Discworld (9), Discworld: Rincewind (4)

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and getting better again. still think I should read this in English.
  EdwinKort | Mar 23, 2017 |
Technically speaking, Eric isn't part of the Discworld series. Guards! Guards! calls itself the ninth book and Moving Pictures the tenth, but Eric is always listed in between them. It's more of a novella than a novel and seems to be aimed at more of a young adult audience, as an inept teenage demonology hacker finds his summoning rite answered by the worst possible 'demon' in the world: the eternally inept wizard Rincewind...

For the rest of the review, please see my blog:
https://theidlewoman.net/2017/01/29/eric-terry-pratchett/ ( )
  TheIdleWoman | Jan 29, 2017 |
Yet another Discworld novel. While I liked this one, I didn't love it. Rincewind the wizard didn't seem quite up to his usual cowardly form and the title character was rather one dimensional. Still, a mediocre Terry Pratchett still has twice the wit and humor of most fantasy writers' best efforts.
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  kaitanya64 | Jan 3, 2017 |
Rhincewind is mistaken for a demon by a 14year old Demonologist. Hilarity ensues ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
i think this book should be read in schools. a perfect way to make old stories live again. and also, as in WYRD SISTERS, this is fanfiction done really well. i loved it. ( )
  anukrose | Nov 2, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Terry Pratchettprimary authorall editionscalculated
Blomqvist, MatsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brandhorst, AndreasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Briggs, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Calvo Perales, JavierTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Calvo, JavierTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ittekot, VenugopalanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kirby, JoshIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sweet, Darrell K.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The bees of Death are big and black, they buzz low and somber, they keep their honey in combs of wax as white as altar candles.
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No enemies had ever taken Ankh-Morpork. Well technically they had, quite often; the city welcomed free-spending barbarian invaders, but somehow the puzzled raiders found, after a few days, that they didn't own their horses any more, and within a couple of months they were just another minority group with its own graffiti and food shops.
It was true about the time measurement as well. The Tezumen had realized long ago that everything was steadily getting worse and, having a terrible little-mindedness, had developed a complex system to keep track of how much worse each succeeding day was.
- "There's a door"
- "Where does it go?"
- "It stays where it is, I think."
- "So we're surrounded by absolutely nothing. There's a word for it. It's what you get when there's nothing left and everything's been used up."
- "Yes. I think it's called the bill."
- "What're quantum mechanics?"
- "I don't know. People who repair quantums, I suppose."
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0380821214, Mass Market Paperback)

Discworld's only demonology hacker, Eric, is about to make life very difficult for the rest of Ankh-Morpork's denizens. This would-be Faust is very bad...at his work, that is. All he wants is to fulfill three little wishes:to live forever, to be master of the universe, and to have a stylin' hot babe.

But Eric isn't even good at getting his own way. Instead of a powerful demon, he conjures, well, Rincewind, a wizard whose incompetence is matched only by Eric's. And as if that wasn't bad enough, that lovable travel accessory the Luggage has arrived, too. Accompanied by his best friends, there's only one thing Eric wishes now -- that he'd never been born!

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Discworld's only demonology hacker, Eric, is about to make life very difficult for the rest of Ankh-Morpork's denizens. This would-be Faust is very bad-at his work, that is. Eric wants to fulfill three wishes: to live forever, to be master of the universe, and to have a hot babe. Instead of conjuring a demon, Eric brings forth a wizard whose incompetence is matched only by Eric's. All he wants is to fulfill three little wishes:to live forever, to be master of the universe, and to have a stylin' hot babe. But Eric isn't even good at getting his own way. Instead of a powerful demon, he conjures, well, Rincewind, a wizard whose incompetence is matched only by Eric's. And as if that wasn't bad enough, that lovable travel accessory the luggage has arrived, too. Accompanied by his best friends, there's only one thing Eric wishes now-that he'd never been born!… (more)

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