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The colour of magic

by Pratchett, Terry.

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The colour of magic

In the very first of the Discworld series, Terry Pratchett is still getting his act together. This book follows Rincewind, a failed wizard, and Twoflower, the disc's first, and possibly last, tourist through a series of dangerous events. Of all the Discworld books, this was my least favorite. I strongly recommend reading a later book before you read this one, so you do not make assumptions about Terry Pratchett.

Welcome to the Discworld

In his first Discworld book, Sir Terry Pratchett introduces us to Rincewind, a loveable loser who has studied magic for years but still cannot master more than one spell. He has, however, mastered the art of running away from danger, which has served him well over the years. Pratchett continues Rincewind's adventures in many other novels, including "The Light Fantastic" and "Sourcery."
Start your immersion into the Discworld (so called because the planet is actually a flat disc sitting atop four elephants who, in turn, stand on the back of a giant turtle) with this book to get the best grounding in this beloved series.

my beloved diskworld

To describe Terry Pratchett’s books is a difficult thing to do. The disc world series is in a word fantastic. Terry Pratchett, would seem to use the disk world, to take any theme, or know story and then twist it in his own very humorous way. These are not always laugh out loud funny (sometimes they are), bur rather the sort of funny that just sort of lifts your spirits a little bit.

I will say that in some cases there isn’t always a really strong story, sometimes its just his characters moving through one of those twisted themes. I like them all, you may want to start with the Most Von Lipwig story line (“Going Postal” and then “making money”) as at least the first one has a really great story line.

I love to pepper my reading queue with these books to keep all those books that take themselves seriously fresh and interesting.

I recommend reading them ALL.

OR listening to them. The two main narrators of Terry Pratchett’s books are Stephen Briggs & Nigel Planer and they take Terry Pratchett’s phenomenal writing to a whole new level.

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