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The color of magic : a novel of Discworld (original 1983; edition 2005)

by Terry Pratchett

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Title:The color of magic : a novel of Discworld
Authors:Terry Pratchett
Info:New York : Harper, 2005.
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Does for fantasy what "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" did for science fiction, and does it rather imaginatively. I may have read this when it was originally published and probably thought then that it was hysterical. Now, I still find it funny, but am better able to recognize the fantasy conventions that it mocks. ( )
  themulhern | Sep 30, 2015 |
@color_magic +good_omens ( )
  Lorem | Sep 4, 2015 |
Free flight of fantasy. Let them meet some robbers, then a troll, and then a selfish hero, and then a wicked dryad, and then some dragons, and so on. And don't worry, they will always prevail, mostly by sheer improbable luck. It is entertaining, but over-hyped in reviews if you ask me. ( )
  valdanylchuk | Aug 26, 2015 |
I enjoyed this! Looks like I'll be reading a new series now :) and a long one at that. ( )
  Diamond.Dee. | Jul 3, 2015 |
Not really my sort of book. ( )
  gwhittick | Jun 25, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Terry Pratchettprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rockwell, Scottmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Callori, NataliaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kirby, JoshCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Macía, CristinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Planer, NigelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Player, StephenCover artistsecondary 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...
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'."
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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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