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The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
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The Light Fantastic (original 1986; edition 2000)

by Terry Pratchett

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Title:The Light Fantastic
Authors:Terry Pratchett
Info:HarperTorch (2000), Mass Market Paperback, 241 pages
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The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett (1986)

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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Nikkles)
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    The Sheriff of Yrnameer by Michael Rubens (ogingero)
    ogingero: both have witty satirical humour in an original fantasy.
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Early Discworld novel, and one of the best.

Rincewind, Discworld's most incompetent wizard, has inadvertently become home to one of the eight Great Spells, and may hold the key to prevent the destruction of the world. Meanwhile, Cohen the Barbarian, Death, the Sentient Luggage, and the Librarian play their parts in a madcap romp. ( )
  LyndaInOregon | Dec 14, 2018 |
The second Discworld book is much better than the first. While Pratchett's writing is still not up to the later books, the brilliance shines much more brightly - I just love the witty little scenes. The story is rather messy as usual, but it is highly entertaining - Rincewind gets to save the world, although he'd rather have cheese and clean socks. I loved diving into Discworld again! ( )
  Gezemice | Oct 29, 2018 |
My interest continues! Still COMMENCERER! ( )
  morbusiff | Sep 20, 2018 |
Just as good the second time around. Rincewind, Twoflower, Cohen the Barbarian, and The Luggage. With such great characters, you can't go wrong. ( )
  JanetNoRules | Sep 17, 2018 |
I cannot express how much I adore and love Terry Pratchett's writing. His sarcastic tone and the voice and language of the characters just resonate with me in a way I never would have expected. One should not be discouraged by the fantasy genre, this is funny, clever writing with an amazing plot to boot, as well as quite a bit of sometimes subtle and sometimes not so much, social commentary. I can't wait to start the next one! ( )
  marie2830 | Sep 2, 2018 |
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Pratchett, Terryprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brandhorst, AndreasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Couton, PatrickTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kirby, JoshCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Planer, NigelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The sun rose slowly, as if it wasn't sure it was worth all the effort.
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It looked like the sort of book described in library catalogues as "slightly foxed", although it would be more honest to admit that it looked as though it had been badgered, wolved and possibly beared as well.
"What is it that a man may call the greatest things in life?"
- "Hot water, good dentishtry and shoft lavatory paper."
You can talk about tramps. You can talk about garlic. You can talk about France. Go on. But if you haven't smelled Ankh-Morpork on a hot day you haven't smelled anything.
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As it moves towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, the Discworld has only one possible saviour. Unfortunately, this happens to be the singularly inept and cowardly wizard called Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061020702, Mass Market Paperback)

Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent novels are consistent number one bestsellers in England, where they have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.

In The Light Fantastic only one individual can save the world from a disastrous collision. Unfortunately, the hero happens to be the singularly inept wizard Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world...

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The one individual who can save the world from a disastrous collision is "the singularly inept wizard Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world."--Cover.

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