Zi71bFS9nQHnivtvUJquhejTHIQ The Story Factory Reading Zone: The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett (A Review)

Monday, 9 January 2012

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett (A Review)

On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, explosive and 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.....
My review:
Only Douglas Adams is as random as this! This book introduces DiscWorld, a fantastical disc floating through space under a rather unusual steam. There's plenty of comedy, whimsical characters and imaginative scenes, strung together using a whole string of plots and sub-plots which exercise the readers mind no end. In my opinion, this is not the best of Terry Pratchett's work, but it is none a very good read for anyone interested in fantasy, and/or comedic fiction.

I bought this book (a long time ago) and its now part of my perminant collection

Action Readers point: Visit a new and unusual tourist attraction and try to see it through Twoflower's positive eyes.

Discussion point: What's the most interesting place that you've ever been to?

Extra question for Pratchett enthusiasts (is this you?): What is your favourite DiscWorld book and why?
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