The colour of magic

A Discworld Novel , #1

Paperback, 205 pages

English language

Published Aug. 13, 1983 by Smythe.

ISBN:
978-0-86140-089-8
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OCLC Number:
191216529

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4 stars (401 reviews)

On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), 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, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course the edge of the planet.

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reviewed The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett (Discworld, #1)

I get it, but should have listened to people who said....

3 stars

Content warning Spoilers about the nature of the ending, no details

Rar og spanande

3 stars

Content warning Lite røpevarsel for Terry Pratchett sin "The Colour of Magic"

reviewed The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett (Discworld #1)

Discworld1

No rating

It is not my favourite discworld book, but it is worth a read and if you want to read all of discworld you gotta read this one. It is funny, there are great characters, fantastic world building, and sets the foundation for pretty much the most fabulous fantasy series ever made...

reviewed Barva kouzel by Terry Pratchett (Úžasná zeměplocha, #1)

Pomalu, polehoučku ...

4 stars

Dalo by se říci, že je to takový roadtrip. Cesta bez cíle, každý taoista by měl radost. Dva hlavní hrdinové putují napříč Zeměplochou. Jeden, protože chce a ten druhý, protože musí. První díl Zeměplochy mi spíš připadá jako umě spojená sbírka povídek. Ačkoliv se to čte velice dobře a na konci chcete číst dál, neumím se ubránit pocitu, že je to zatím jen takový nedopilovaný úvod. Něco z čeho se v dalších knihách teprve zhmotní ten kult, který kolem Zeměplochy dnes je.

reviewed The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett (The Discworld series)

Review of 'The Color of Magic' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

People who know how much I love Douglas Adams have asked if I’ve tried Pratchett, and I’m so glad I finally did. Each is his own singular genius, but there are bits of what I love about Adams and in this, and also Borges, plus plenty of Sir Terry’s own delightfully lunatic perspective.

reviewed The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett (The Discworld series)

Review of 'The color of magic' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

The color of magic is the first installment of Pratchett's disc world series. It follows Rincewind, a wizard who only knows one spell, and Twoflower, a dangerously curious tourist from the other side of the disc.

I think Pratchett's way of telling the story isn't my style. Too much detail, too much unnecessary information, which would've been suitable for some sort of sequel, but not for the first book of a 40+ book series.

Nonetheless, I did enjoy this book. I think this fantasy series has a lot of potential, and Pratchett's creativity and fantasy is astoundingly surprising, which constantly makes me wonder how in the world he came up with this novel.

His creativity is very entertaining yo read, Nx I thoroughly enjoyed it.

4/5

Review of 'The Colour of Magic' on 'Storygraph'

3 stars

This was just okay. The early parts dragged, in the end it was pretty good but not fantastic. A lot of language was quippy but it just felt off. It was smarmy, showing off how clever it is, but it didn’t have a ton to say beyond its own cleverness. It spent entirely too long hinting at a word or phrase that people weren’t quite understanding, and by the time the word was said in a way that made it discernible, I had spent long enough being annoyed at the running gag that I didn’t care that I got the answer. It’s the very first book published in the series, and it’s probably skippable. It does conclusively establish the pretty cool shape of the world that was explained at the very beginning, and is reiterated throughout the series, so there’s that at least. I like the dragon bits, but also …

Review of 'The Colour of Magic (Discworld Novels)' on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

Ok look, this wasn't a bad book. But it wasn't a good book. It was a chore to read and I'm not entirely sure if I truly liked it. However, I definitely liked the characters and it made me more curious about the whole of Disc World as a setting. I'm as excited to read more as I am to be done with this one.

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