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The Color of Magic (Discworld, Bk 1)
The Color of Magic - Discworld, Bk 1
Author: Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett has invented a phantasmagorical universe in which a blissfully naive interplanetary tourist called Two-flower joins up with a drop-out wizard whose spells only seem to work half of the time. — Together they undertake a chaotic voyage through a crazy world filled with monsters and dragons, heroes and knaves. Pratchett has taken the...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061020711
ISBN-10: 0061020710
Publication Date: 3/1/2000
Pages: 240
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 432 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 6
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wss4 avatar reviewed The Color of Magic (Discworld, Bk 1) on + 389 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
What an introduction to DiscWorld! This was a fun book and great introduction to the DiscWorld series. While at times the story is a bit disjointed, overall it was a fun read. I enjoyed meeting the main characters. Loved Rincewind and TwoFlower as well as Death. They are very likeable characters and you want to read more about their exploits. The ending was quite a 'cliff hanger' LOL!!! Now I just have decided where in the DiscWorld series to go next!!
Trey avatar reviewed The Color of Magic (Discworld, Bk 1) on + 260 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
At long last I finally got around to reading the first discworld book.
And it was worth it.
The introduction of Ankh Morpokh (sp?) was amusing, especially with the unintended havok Twoflower left in his wake. The bits with the barbarian were worth it and thoroughly amused me.
Well worth the read.
TangoBrat avatar reviewed The Color of Magic (Discworld, Bk 1) on + 83 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
First in the DiscWorld series. Awesome characters...Death, Rincewind, The Luggage...just to name a few. Hilarious writing - I love dry, British wit. If you don't explore DiscWorld, you're missing out!
reviewed The Color of Magic (Discworld, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Very funny science fiction/fantasy novel. First in the Discworld series. Should appeal to fans of Monty Python and The Hitchhiker's Guide books.
aardvark avatar reviewed The Color of Magic (Discworld, Bk 1) on + 157 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
My first Terry Pratchett book but definitely not my last. Inventive, imaginative scifantasy full of plays on words and plenty of humor. The closest thing to Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next books that I have come across.
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marcijo28 avatar reviewed The Color of Magic (Discworld, Bk 1) on + 247 more book reviews
Wow. I don't know how it is I've never read a novel of the Discworld before, but I am tremendously grateful to have rectified this oversight. Pratchett earns his title of one of the best fantasy writers in existence, combining large scale, intricate world building with hilarious prose. A must read for any fan of humorous, ingenious and surreal fantasy.
darkcoffeeclouds avatar reviewed The Color of Magic (Discworld, Bk 1) on + 114 more book reviews
A strange tourist sets off on an adventure to see new things and experience adventure. He has lots of gold but he doesn't have to pay anyone to carry his luggage since it has its own feet. He becomes acquainted with a wizard, a lousy wizard but he's not a bad guide. Together they see some amazing sights and may or may not live to tell about it.
raksha38 avatar reviewed The Color of Magic (Discworld, Bk 1) on + 203 more book reviews
I liked it. It was entertaining enough, but it didn't quite feel like the later Discworld books feel. Like, this was a childhood photo version of what the Discworld novels would one day grow up to be.

However, I think the Luggage is now one of my all-time favorite fictional characters.
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This is an incredibly fantastic book. What HHGTG is to sci-fi Discworld is to fantasy.
readinginthedark avatar reviewed The Color of Magic (Discworld, Bk 1) on + 16 more book reviews
This book was not at all what I expected from the description on the back! I never fully understood the context, for one thing. Pratchett never actually explains Discworld; you learn things only on a "need-to-know" basis. I thought it would be from Twoflower's point-of-view, but it was third-person omniscient with a primary focus on Rincewind. This made a big difference, because Twoflower, as the tourist in the duo, wouldn't have understood a lot of what was happening to and around the characters. Also, people kept describing it to me as humorous before I read it, but it made me muse more than laugh. It seemed...nonchalant, for lack of a better term. But this book was a great mix of realism and fantasy! Okay, it was pretty much all fantasy, but Pratchett did a fantastic job drawing me in and convincing me that Discworld is real! My main complaint is the author's transitions. I'm sure they were there somewhere, but it really felt like the characters just jumped from one thing to the next at breakneck speed. This was the same issue at the end. Pratchett ended an action scene with "The End" and then wrote a quick few pages just to let the reader know whether or not Rincewind died. If the books in this series were longer, I wouldn't dedicate the time to them, but since they're so short, I'll probably read the next one. I've been told Pratchett's writing style changes for the better as he goes on.


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