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Eric (Discworld, Book 9) (original 1990; edition 2000)

by Terry Pratchett

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Title:Eric (Discworld, Book 9)
Authors:Terry Pratchett
Info:Gollancz (2000), Paperback, 155 pages
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Eric by Terry Pratchett (1990)

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I have a love/hate r'ship with the Discworld books.
I enjoy every encounter I have with Rincewind, the Luggage, and the Librarian.
Carrot is mildly interesting
Bits of concepts throughout the series are clever.
Pretty much the rest of the characters, and books, annoy and/or frustrate me. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
meh ( )
  GeetuM | Jun 3, 2016 |
Definitely not my favorite of the Discworld books, but still fun to listen to.
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 2016 |
While I am a Terry Pratchett fan, this did not grab me as much as his others. ( )
  starwolvie | Jan 17, 2016 |
Eric, a teenage demonologist wannabe attempts to summon a demon into his bedroom and ends up with Rincewind, the incompetent and hapless wizard, instead. He demands that Rincewind grant him three wishes, and somehow, he gets exactly what he asked for, although not exactly what he wanted.

This book is much like the other books in the Discworld series: it has it's moments of utter brilliance and laugh out loud hilarity that you have to read out loud to whoever else is in the room with you; it also has a rather serious fault in that while Pratchett seems to know exactly what he's talking about, he doesn't always do a good enough job of explaining to the reader exactly how these things are happening. In between these two extremes, I just enjoy reading the books. ( )
  AmandaL. | Jan 16, 2016 |
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Terry Pratchettprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blomqvist, MatsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brandhorst, AndreasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Briggs, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Calvo Perales, JavierTranslatorsecondary 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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