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Annales du Disque-Monde 09. Eric (original 1990; edition 1990)

by Terry Pratchett, Josh ill Kirby (Illustrator)

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Title:Annales du Disque-Monde 09. Eric
Authors:Terry Pratchett
Other authors:Josh ill Kirby (Illustrator)
Info:Atalante (L') (1997), Paperback, 162 pages
Collections:Fiction
Rating:***1/2
Tags:ebook, fantaisie, humour, série Discworld

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Eric by Terry Pratchett (1990)

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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 |
Not the best of the series, but ok read.
  lritchie1150 | Jan 10, 2016 |
This is the non-graphic novel version of the story as read by Stephen Briggs. I can see how this would have been a great graphic novel, but it falls into the Rincewind mode of Just One Thing After Another episodes. Rincewind is conjured up by teenage Eric who, like Faust, wants things he doesn't know how to ask for so nothing goes right. Of course, he's up against Demon King Astfgl, hell-bent (hee) on seeing Eric frustrated so that he can gain his soul. At the same time, Pandemonium, the home of the demons, is suffering from Astfgl's imposed touchy-feely version of bureaucracy and revolution is brewing. Rincewind and Eric visit parodies of Aztec civilization, the Trojan War, and the Beginning of Time until they end up in Pandemonium. Good fun, but not profound.
  marfita | Jan 8, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Terry Pratchettprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
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.
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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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