The Discworld books are perhaps the only series that I've never felt the need to read in order... this one, I believe, is the second installment in the two-dozen-plus volume humorous series... I'm not usually much for reading 'humor,' but Pratchett (and Douglas Adams) are my exceptions. They really are very very funny.
In this one, the Discworld, atop its giant turtle cruising through space, is on a collision course with a giant star. The only way to avert disaster will be to have the eight spells of the tome known as the Octavo read simultaneously and at the right moment.... however, one of the spells has left the book and is lodged in the brain of the failed wizard Rincewind, who is in parts unknown with the archetypal Tourist, Twoflower, and his amazingly cute but quite possibly malevolent travelling Trunk, The Luggage.
If you enjoy a bit of silliness in your humor this is the book for you. I laughed all the way through it.
Beautiful! Laugh out loud funny and a wonderful adventure!
Pratchett reminds me of Christopher Moore and Carl Haiison. Funny, silly, sarcastic...Loved it. More, More, More!
And runs away!
And runs away, and runs away and runs away! All with Twoflower the tourist and the luggage in tow.
Pratchett has a _lot_ of fun with fantasy tropes (at least as much as in the Color of Magic), as well as management and I loved Cohen the Barbarian. Worth the time and the money and I hope somone else out there is enjoying the copy I put up for trade.
Another great DiscWorld novel featuring the âwizard' Rincewind and his friend TwoFlower. This is the second Discworld book that I have read, the first being âThe Color of Magic'. This book takes right up where the last lets off, with Rincewind falling off the Disc. This book has a much more solid storyline and the characters are fabulous. I look forward to many more hours reading about the adventures to be found on DiscWorld.
The whole discworld series is such a fun read. An adventurous romp through an impossible world. It's lighthearted, but engaging enough to keep you reading at night long after you should have turned out the light!
book 2 of the discworld series, pure, punny, pleasure.
Very fun. A little more polished and more like what the Discworld books will become later. This book was one coherent storyline, rather than a loosely connected series of vignettes the first one seemed to be. And so many puns! So very many puns. The ending was a little bittersweet, but it was really time.
I like or love everything Terry Pratchett's written (that I've read). I'm working on reading every book he's written, but that'll take a while!
About as Zany as most of his books. Rincewind really makes the world laugh some more
In The Light Fantastic, only one individual can save the world from a disastrous collision. Unfortunately, the hero happens to be the singularly inept wizard Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world...
Terry Pratchett is extremely clever and utterly irreverent. His books are completely fun!
more fun in discworld! it was a quick read, ideal for a "beach read"
I didn't like this one. I like the ones where it starts with normal (!) people, and leads up to a crisis. This one starts with a crisis and then leads up to... (I can't say, because I didn't finish it).
The discworld series is a lot of fun.
The whole discworld series is very funny.
Worth it for Cohen the Barbarian alone. Funny stuff!
The Adventure of Twoflower, Rincewind and the Luggage continue. Part two of our introduction to Discworld.
My son is the reader of this series, and he loves it! He's 14 and has a love of Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading. He recommends this series very highly!
This book is registered at BookCrossing, the BC label being taped on the front cover. Cover corners a bit curved, other than that the condition of the book is pretty good.