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21% complete! James has read 3 of 14 books.

finished reading Sourcery by Terry Pratchett

Sourcery (Paperback, 1989, Corgi Adult) 4 stars

When last seen, the singularly inept wizard Rincewind had fallen off the edge of the …

Certainly the best Discworld book Ive read so far. The heavy handed theme of not needing to be who ypu are 'supposed' to be seems to elevate the book beyond 'funny magic happens in a funny world'.

The light fantastic (Paperback, 1988, Penguin) 4 stars

The Light Fantastic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the second of the …

As a person who doesn't read fantasy novels I feel I'm missing out of some of the parody and irony. The book is at the awkward age where the portrayal of women is slightly better and misogyny is acknowlwdged as bad, but there is still some unacceptable things.

The colour of magic (Paperback, 1983, Smythe) 4 stars

On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, …

Picked this up intending to read the Discworld series for the first time. Lots of people have told me its one of the less good ones. I thought it was fine, the world is beyond outlandish and the rules of the universe are hard to follow. I can certainly see how reading some meta analysis might make it more fun.

Her Majesty's Royal Coven (Hardcover, 2022, Harper Voyager) 4 stars

Hidden among us is a secret coven of witches. They are Her Majesty’s Royal Coven. …

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