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The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
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The Color of Magic (original 1983; edition 2000)

by Terry Pratchett

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Title:The Color of Magic
Authors:Terry Pratchett
Info:HarperTorch (2000), Edition: Reissue, Mass Market Paperback, 210 pages
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The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett (1983)

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3.75 ( )
  Bibli0mane | Aug 22, 2018 |
Need to find another copy of this book. This one is second hand and has an unfortunate odor. Have put it aside
  bookczuk | Aug 15, 2018 |
I love Terry Pratchett's books. And as a tribute to his unique and wonderful writing I am reading his books for the millionth time. They will never get boring and I will probably reread them when I'm 100 years old and still laugh out loud at the typical Pratchett humor ( )
  Emmie217 | Jun 27, 2018 |
Not as strong as his later novels (even on the sentence and paragraph level it's not quite so polished) but perfectly readable and enjoyable. ( )
  zeborah | Jun 17, 2018 |
Many years ago I started reading Discworld books, starting with "The Colour of Magic" and have now worked my way through around 20 or so of the Discworld series. This first entry was funny but the series ended up all sounding the same storyline with names and faces changed.

It turns out that Pratchett is the author I have read the most and "The Colour of Magic" introduced to a different way of looking at the world as Prachett satirically covers the introduction of the Discworld's first tourist, and his sentient luggage, as well Rincewind the wizard (who has become one of the main characters in the Discworld series) and the fact that Discworld is flat and carried by a group of large elephants who in turn sit upon a giant turtle.

Probably still my favorite Discworld book and perhaps I might even read it again one day in memory of PTerry. ( )
  MiaCulpa | Jun 14, 2018 |
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Terry Pratchettprimary authorall editionscalculated
Brandhorst, AndreasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Callori, NataliaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kantůrek, JanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kirby, JoshCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Macía, CristinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Planer, NigelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Player, StephenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Robinson, TonyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rockwell, Scottsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In a distant and second-hand set of dimensions, in an astral plane that was never meant to fly, the curling star-mists waver and part...
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Tourist, Rincewind decided, meant "idiot".
Let's just say that if complete and utter chaos was lightning, he'd be the sort to stand on a hilltop in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armour and shouting 'All gods are bastards'.
Rincewind sighed again. It was all very well going on about pure logic and how the universe was ruled by logic and the harmony of numbers, but the plain fact of the matter was that the Disc was manifestly traversing space on the back of a giant turtle and the gods had a habit of going around to atheists' houses and smashing their windows.
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Terry Pratchett has invented a phantasmagorical universe in which a blissfully naive interplanetary tourist called Two-flower joins up with a drop-out wizard whose spells only seem to work half of the time.

Together they undertake a chaotic voyage through a crazy world filled with monsters and dragons, heroes and knaves. Pratchett has taken the sword and sorcery fantasy tradition and turned it in its ear to create an entertaining and bizarre spoof.
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The Colour of Magic is Terry Pratchett's maiden voyage through the bizarre land of Discworld. His entertaining and witty series has grown to more than 20 books, and this is where it all starts--with the tourist Twoflower and his hapless wizard guide, Rincewind ("All wizards get like that ... it's the quicksilver fumes. Rots their brains. Mushrooms, too."). Pratchett spoofs fantasy clichés--and everything else he can think of--while marshalling a profusion of characters through a madcap adventure. The Colour of Magic is followed by The Light Fantastic. --Blaise Selby

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A slightly disorganized and somewhat naive interplanetary tourist named Twoflower joins up with a bumbling wizard and embarks on a chaotic voyage through a world filled with monsters and dragons, heroes and knaves.

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