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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
Collections:Your library, finished
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Tags:discworld, wizards

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Eric by Terry Pratchett (1990)

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    The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett (jpers36)
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    The Infernals by John Connolly (JanesList)
    JanesList: Both of these books have interesting portrayals of Hell.
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Another hilarious entry in Discworld by one of the masters of satire. Rincewind finds himself accidentally traveling through time and visits a rather humorous version of Hell. Again, I found myself laughing out loud while reading this. ( )
  utbw42 | Dec 10, 2014 |
he... he... heee... quite a laugh.... ( )
  Gregorio_Roth | Dec 5, 2014 |
Nachdem es Rincewind, den erfolglosen Zauberer der Scheibenwelt, bei seinem letzten Abenteuer in eine Kerkerdimension verschlagen hat, unternimmt er alles um zurückzukommen. Dabei kommt ihm Eric, ein kleiner Junge, wider Willen zu Hilfe. Dieser wollte eigentlich einen Dämon heraufbeschwören, statt dessen bekam er - Rincewind. Ehe sie es sich versehen, sind sie schon auf einer Reise durch Zeit, Raum und sonstige Dimensionen statt einfach nach Ankh-Morpork zurückzukehren.
Ein ungewöhnlich kurzer Roman, was vielleicht auch eine der Ursachen ist, dass er gegenüber den anderen zurückfällt. Zwar lässt Pratchett auch hier seiner Phantasie freien Lauf, doch sind die historischen Begegnungen und Erlebnisse nicht ganz so überbordend phantasievoll wie in den vorhergehenden Büchern.
Dennoch: Schlecht ist 'Eric' nicht, nur nicht ganz so gut :-) ( )
  Xirxe | Dec 2, 2014 |
I found it funny and original at first, but soon after all the main characters were introduced I gradually grew tired of it. After a while it seemed like a lot of tedious silly nonsense, and at worst, silly, irreverent nonsense. ( )
  HowHop | Oct 1, 2014 |
Funny as expected. Rincewind..hes not one of my favorite characters of Discworld however he has his moments.
A good quick read ^_^ ( )
  JazMinderr | Jul 31, 2014 |
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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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