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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The Color of Magic

by Terry Pratchett (read June 2006)
This is the first of many books in the Discworld series; the 2nd one I've read. Magic was enjoyable, and very cleverly written. Rincewind, is a wizard school dropout who is assigned to protect and act as tour guide for Twoflower, who comes to Ankh-Morpork with luggage (that walks) filled with gold. The gold, rather the greed it inspires, brings them into many dangerous experiences. I'd rate this book 4.

This 1st quote is just plain cute:
The spell chose that moment to vault into the temporarily abandoned saddle of Rincewind's consciousness.

Oh, heck! I can't find the last quote. Thought I'd just memorize the page. If it comes to me, I'll enter it here. Let me just say it was a good one!

The other Pratchett novel I've read that I highly recommend is Mort.

5 comments:

cyndi said...

I think I might read these. They sound pretty good. I've been looking for a fantasy/sc-fi book to read.

Myke said...

Alright, you've been raving about Pratchett long enough. I'm just going to have to break down and read him.

Maybe I just like horse imagery. Being the old work plug that I am.

Lotus Reads said...

Terri Pratchett, ahhh, now that's an author I have heard so much about but never read. This is why I love coming here, booklogged, you always have some wonderful book suggestions.

BTW, I've putt "Madonnas of Leningrad" on my 'books to look out for' list. Thanks!

Susan Abraham said...

Hi Booklogged, just opening your blog in Malaysia bright and early this morning and seeing the soothing words The Colour of Magic and that rainbow picture on the left, I felt I was a child preparing for bedtime again. How delightful. There's no denying that the colours featured in your blog are extraordinarily welcoming.
love

booklogged said...

Cindi, here's a link to my review of Mort, which I liked much better than The Color of Magic.

Myke, I think you would really enjoy Pratchett. He is so imaginative and has a fun sense of humor.

Lotus, will you have any time to read with the kids out of school?

Susan, thank-you for the kind words. You are always welcome at my blog.