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The Colour of Magic (Discworld Novel) (original 1983; edition 1985)

by Terry Pratchett

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On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle, a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There's an avaricious but inept wizard, a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, and of course 'the edge' of the planet.
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Title:The Colour of Magic (Discworld Novel)
Authors:Terry Pratchett
Info:Corgi Books (1985), Edition: New edition, Paperback, 283 pages
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Extremadamente gracioso ( )
  gustavoberman | Jun 29, 2022 |
A rollicking grand ride. Delightfully witty, enchantingly imaginative and utterly addictive. ( )
  SwatiRavi | Jun 27, 2022 |
The standard of the prose is excellent, the world building sublime and it even made me laugh out loud a couple of times. But ultimately this is not really for me. I'm left without any desire to read more Pratchett but I'll give it 4 stars for quality. ( )
  ElegantMechanic | May 28, 2022 |
My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/Pb4_F3Oh8m8

Enjoy! ( )
  booklover3258 | May 1, 2022 |
I really wanted to like this and didn't that much. If it had been a cartoon though, I think it would be, like, my FAVORITE cartoon. ( )
  jdegagne | Apr 23, 2022 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Pratchett, Terryprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brandhorst, AndreasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Callori, NataliaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kantůrek, JanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kirby, JoshCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Macía, CristinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McLaren, JoeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Planer, NigelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Player, StephenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Robinson, TonyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rockwell, Scottsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sahlin, OlleTranslatorsecondary 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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On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle, a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There's an avaricious but inept wizard, a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, and of course 'the edge' of the planet.

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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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