Book Reviews of The Colour of Magic (Discworld, Bk 1)

The Colour of Magic (Discworld, Bk 1)
The Colour of Magic - Discworld, Bk 1
Author: Terry Pratchett
ISBN-13: 9780552124751
ISBN-10: 0552124753
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 238
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Corgi Adult
Book Type: Paperback
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I really enjoyed this, my introduction to Pratchett, and have now decided I'd like to read the whole Discworld series.

There were times during reading that I thought it was going to get all dry and philosophical, but fortunately, the author never took things fully in that direction. And those philosophical discussions would instead take some kind of wacky turn. The writing style seems genuinely British, and the satire is more subdued than say, Christopher Moore's style.

I enjoyed Rincewind's character, and look forward to finding out what becomes of him and Twoflower (and the Luggage) in The Light Fantastic.

Besides the list of books available at and FantasticFiction, I found another useful reading order guide, with graphics, that breaks down the Discworld books into the individual mini-series at