Zi71bFS9nQHnivtvUJquhejTHIQ The Story Factory Reading Zone: Eric by Terry Pratchett (A Review)

Monday, 2 April 2012

Eric by Terry Pratchett (A Review)

Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. Pity he's not very good at it. All he wants is his three wishes granted. Nothing fancy: to be immortal, to rule the world and have the most beautiful woman in the world fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff. But instead of a tractable demon, Eric calls up Rincewind, the most incompetent wizard in the universe, and his extremly intractable and hostile travel accessory, the Luggage. With them on his side, Eric's in for a ride through space and time that is bound to make him wish (quite fervently) again- this time that he'd never been born.

My review:
The Discworld novels just get better and better! Ever time I read another one I think- "this is my new favourite!" This was definatly the case for 'Eric'. Extremly funny, dealing with the ideas of messing with time and wishes, 'Eric' is a fantasy book at its best. Rincewind is a pure delight as ever and 'Eric' is a great new character. Terry Practchett manages yet again to poke fun at our own world, whilst revelling in the possibilities of a different one. Reading previousl novels featuring Rincewind is not essential, but may help.

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