The Light Fantastic

Paperback, 288 pages

English language

Published Nov. 11, 1986 by Corgi Books.

ISBN:
978-0-552-12848-3
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The Light Fantastic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the second of the Discworld series. It was published on 2 June 1986, the first printing being of 1,034 copies. The title, taken from a poem by John Milton, in which it refers to dancing lightly with extravagance. The events of the novel are a direct continuation of those in the preceding book, The Colour of Magic.

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Byl jsem lapen

5 stars

Druhý díl je skutečně lepší jak ten první. Příběh už není rozkouskovaný a konečně začíná získávat směr. Ačkoliv mám pocit, že to nejlepší není až tak příběh samotný jako vykreslení jednotlivých postav. A to až do takové šířky, že člověk miluje i tu nejposlednější nejvedlejší postavu, o kterou hrdina jen zavadil okem.

Review of 'The Light Fantastic' on 'Storygraph'

3 stars

This follows the continuing adventures of Rincewind and Twoflower. Unfortunately I still can’t stand either one of them and the tone of the quips feels off. The pacing was better than THE COLOR OF MAGIC, but this one was a miss for me. 

Review of 'The Light Fantastic' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

This is the second Discworld book and the second one I've read. I'm officially hooked. The writing is better here: more jokes (puns, one-liners, silly observations), focused plotting, filled out characters, and even a few poignant lines that lead me to believe there may be more to Pratchett than just a catalog of yuks.

I'll definitely be reading the next one in the series.

Review of 'The Light Fantastic' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

I enjoyed this second Discworld novel marginally more than the first part (Colour of Magic). The humour is there in all its gory, no idiom will stay unscathed and no legend uprooted. Darkness is not the opposite of light, it's just absence of light. Opposite of light is called (appropriately): Light Fantastic.

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Subjects

  • Fiction - Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Fantasy - General
  • Humorous
  • Discworld (Imaginary place)
  • Fantastic fiction
  • English Science Fiction And Fantasy
  • Fantasy - Series

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