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The book is divided into four parts, and each part feels like a separate book. Almost anyone introduced in one section is absent in the other three, so we're left wondering what happened to many different characters.
While the events of Rincewind's and Twoflower's journey are fun to watch, there's very little true progression or closure.
This storytelling technique was especially baffling in the fourth segment, where Pratchett keeps referring to an adventure that we never got to see, as it occurred inbetween the third and fourth sections.
This disjointed method of storytelling prevented the book from becoming anything more than just a comedy of errors, as amusing as those errors may have been.
So, while I felt this book would have been better if it were a bit longer and some of the concepts had been more fleshed out, I still had a lot of fun reading this hysterically funny adventure.
I've been told that the first couple of books in the Discworld series pale in comparison to the later ones. Considering how entertaining "The Color of Magic" was, if this truly is one of the weaker entries, I can't wait to read more of the Discworld series!
View all 40 comments. Mar 07, Mario the lone bookwolf rated it really liked it Shelves: pratchett-terry. The Rincewind starts blowing up his ego in the first installment of the epic Discworld.
The establishment of one of the sub series of the Discworld, around Rincewind, sorcerers, and the Unseen University, deals with insurances, Hrun the barbarian, role playing games, living furniture, different fantasy stereotypes and their exaggerations, a tourist and the industry around sightseeing, space travel, and introduces some elemental parts of the Discworld.
How the strange humanities, fringe sciences, r The Rincewind starts blowing up his ego in the first installment of the epic Discworld.
How the strange humanities, fringe sciences, real magic, and all the increments in university life should be interpreted is a subjective question of taste.
The academics can be seen as unworldly, snobby weirdos, absent minded geniuses, or, instead of plot elements, as profound criticism of too much general research in fields without any real benefit in stark contrast to the useful natural sciences.
Although magicians combine both. Rincewind is a special person, one can see him as a tragic hero, manipulative and coward wannabe cynic, or someone with hidden potential, and he is used by Pratchett to contrast and reinforce the competence of other characters, especially the witches, who have everything he is unable or unwilling to achieve, competence, empathy, very strong powers, etc.
Hrun the barbarian, I laughed tears each time I encountered him in a novel, as he is the ultimate persiflage and exaggeration of any masculine warrior traits macho myth.
The elements dealing with insurances and how quickly creative ideas can turn a useful scheme in a destructive self-enforcing circle are more serious, something Pratchett did with many economic, political, and ideological topics.
In this case, it are just the end consumers who misunderstand a key element, but in other installments, Pratchett owns the whole production chain of bad ideas from mastermind to smallest consumer.
The tourism industry and how it changes both the minds of the visitors and the people living in a country, all the co- dependences, and how culture, tradition, and art is instrumentalized to get more fancy bling bling is in the mix too.
I could endlessly drivel about the ingenuity of this unique series that makes humans better beings just joking, all readers are great , but seriously, this kind of philosophizing and dripping deeper thoughts, objectivity, and awareness- building in allegedly trivial fantasy novels with funny covers is something doing more for enlightenment and progressivism than political education and history lessons combined together.
The idea of the dissected motifs rocks, highlighting the main real world inspirational elements of fiction and satire is something usually done with so called higher literature, but a much more interesting field in readable literature, as it offers the joy of reading, subtle criticism, and feeling smart all together.
View all 6 comments. Before picking it up, I'd heard that The Colour of Magic was funny. Now that can mean just about anything because, let's face it, comedy is the most subjective of arts.
Funny is a deeply personal thing. The "funny peculiar" and the "funny ha-ha" might not be the same from person to person or even to the same person depending on their mood or their place in life.
So knowing something is funny ahead of reading it really doesn't tell me much. I didn't laugh much and that surprised me. I smiled an awful lot, though.
But I didn't laugh. No out loud snickers; no full-out belly laughs; no snorts; no giggles. But I did smile. And all of this was what made The Colour of Magic good to very good.
Even so, its audience is necessarily limited. I know why I liked The Colour of Magic , and while I imagine there are other reasons to like the story, I think it is probably a fairly inaccessible tale unless you are a reader who falls into a niche of accessibility.
This is not a book that can be widely read or widely liked. So why did I like it? Those nights are reflected in everything that happens in The Colour of Magic.
Obligatory bar fights of fantastic impossibility, Monty Hall swords and treasures, idiotic last second rescues, gods dicing, heroes thinking with the dirk in their pants, dimensional slips and deus ex machinas at every turn make The Colour of Magic a collage of gaming stupidity, and it was nice to take a nostalgic trip back to my adolescence.
In fact, Pratchett captures exactly the sort of gaming experience that led our halfling priest of Xyice, God of Mischief, to wish for a foot long penis then fall unconscious from blood loss when he achieved his first erection.
So I liked this book But it wasn't the best story I've ever read, and I can't imagine I could sit down and read the entire Discworld cycle without a break.
It's fun. It's light. Pratchett writes better than I expected, but I bet there are many folks out there who hate this book.
You have my sympathy. So yes I was disappointed that I didn't laugh more; I was disappointed that the story wasn't more subtle; I hated the turtle carrying the disc; I wanted The Colour of Magic to be more biting than silly, more critical than absurd, more intelligent than clever.
But it was a fun ride that entertained me while I did the dishes, and I couldn't help liking Rincewind, so I will probably go on, and I will likely become a fan of Pratchett's Discworld books View all 22 comments.
I have been reading science fiction and fantasy for a long time and somehow I managed to not read any of his works until I came in late to the party.
Begin with a heaping portion of British humor humour , mix in a share of Douglas Adams, sprinkle liberally with Monty Python, throw in a fantastic amount of fantasy from the Piers Anthony brand of fiction and top with a wink and a nod and you have Terry Pratchett Discworld embarkation.
The Potent Voyager has set sail and much mirth and irreverence is certainly to follow. I will officially be reading the entire Discworld series!
View all 4 comments. This must be the exception that proves the rule. Everyone seems to suggest that a new reader should not start with the first book, so this must be partially my fault for doing it anyway.
The Colour of Magic is at best a mediocre introduction to what is supposedly the best humourous fantasy series ever writte This must be the exception that proves the rule.
The Colour of Magic is at best a mediocre introduction to what is supposedly the best humourous fantasy series ever written, by the legendary Terry Pratchett.
Granted, the wild descriptions of the cosmology and topography of the Disc are indeed interesting, the writing is good and there are a few funny lines.
However, I expected a lot more going on. While the total lack of a coherent plot is understandable in a series based on humour, the lack of humour is really not.
I am not discouraged from reading more books in the series, and I both hope and choose to believe that they are of a much higher quality than this first one.
For the style is there. That said, the race between two and three stars was pretty much a tie. Being a generally evil person, I opted for the lower option.
And so far, he unfortunately does not come close. You may be a legend, Sir Terry, but it takes a lot more to be a Douglas Adams.
View all 46 comments. Aug 01, Jamie rated it it was amazing. I'm pretty sure people have told me about Pratchett and his Diskworld series before, usually working in the phrase "He's the Douglas Adams of fantasy" into the description.
But the problem was that I always felt that I had had enough of Adams after the third Hithiker's Guide to the Galaxy book, and whenever I scanned Pratchett's section in the bookstore I was immediately put off by not knowing where to start reading among the approximately five hundred thousand Diskworld books.
I'm glad I finall I'm pretty sure people have told me about Pratchett and his Diskworld series before, usually working in the phrase "He's the Douglas Adams of fantasy" into the description.
I'm glad I finally took the time to find out that these two books, The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic, jointly comprise the first tale in the series, and that they were definitely worth reading.
The Diskworld books are essentially satire of the high fantasy genre, or at least that's the foundation upon which everything else is built.
This pair of books follows the misadventures of Rincewind, a utterly inept and thoroughly cowardly wizard, and Twoflowers, a clueless traveler who happens to be in possession of both endless optimism and a magical suitcase that's always wandering off and messily devouring people who get in its way.
Things go from bad to worse for the two as divine powers both deliver them into and yank them out of all kinds of fantastic perils.
But that's easy. The thing that made me almost immediately fall in love with these books is the author's dry wit and his ability to derive humor not only from the absurdity of the story and believe me, it gets plenty absurd but also from just good old fashioned turns of phrase, wry commentary, and jokes.
The guy just has an amazing ability to stuff five or six jokes into a single sentence, most of them making masterful use of that trusty standby of British humor, irony.
It's really smart and really funny, and the fact that it builds on the inherent silliness of the high fantasy genre is just icing.
I should also note how imaginative Pratchett is, which is a useful quality given his subject matter. He bounces his heroes from one generally horrible and dangerous situation to another at a frantic pace, and his ability to come up with new material and new situations amazes me.
And while many of them are obvious parodies of fantasy staples, just as many seem to be wholly new creations.
As one small and obligatory example, the Diskworld itself is a flat coin of a world that rides atop four enormous elephants, who themselves ride on the back of a colossal turtle with two continent-sized flippers that it uses to swim slowly through the cold reaches of space.
But at the same time, if I have one complaint about these first two books, it's that they're almost maniacal in their plotting. While it's nice to see Pratchett's considerable imagination and humor on display as we go from situation to situation, the first book reads like an extended doodle with little plot and a whole "gods playing games with mortals" subtext that's entirely dropped in the next book.
There's also one Conan the Barbarian parody that's abruptly dropped in favor of another Conan the Barbarian parody who Pratchett apparently liked better.
It's not until the latter part of the second book does an overall plot come into play, but honestly I was enjoying myself so much I really didn't mind.
Expect to see lots more Discworld books reviewed here in the future. So when I was bought the first twenty in the series earlier this year I did a little mini dance similar to the Floss ha ha and looked forward to when I could start.
Well that time is now and so I've started on the series. In my opinion this book is really Sir Terry getting into his stride and is not as good as a lot of the later entries in the series.
Having said that it features Rincewind and the luggage as well as a few appearance from DEATH so it has a lot of redeeming features.
The adventure is a little disjointed but still huge amount of fun, and it did as per usual have me laughing out loud as I sat in bed reading it.
Yes I did thoroughly enjoy it, but I know it gets better , a lot better, so it just scraped 4 stars.
View all 12 comments. Oct 28, J. Keely rated it did not like it Shelves: humor , reviewed , fantasy , abandoned. This series is much beloved of my friends, both here on Goodreads and out in the wilds of meatspace --he's even been referred to as Fantasy's answer to one of my favorite authors: the superlatively funny and insightful Douglas Adams.
As such, I was excited to start the series at the beginning, hoping the wit and wisdom would overcome the warts of this early outing.
Unfortunately,the jokes drew more groans than guffaws, reminding me of Mark Twain's comments on the book of friend and fellow America This series is much beloved of my friends, both here on Goodreads and out in the wilds of meatspace --he's even been referred to as Fantasy's answer to one of my favorite authors: the superlatively funny and insightful Douglas Adams.
Unfortunately,the jokes drew more groans than guffaws, reminding me of Mark Twain's comments on the book of friend and fellow American treasure Ambrose Bierce : "There is humor in 'Dod Grile', but for every laugh that is in his book there are five blushes, ten shudders and a vomit.
The laugh is too expensive. After finding this one unpalatable, a friend suggested I try one of his later books, so I started Moving Pictures , but while it was more competently crafted, I found it no more amusing.
I guess you can't trust your friends. I've since been told to try another of his books--most often Night Watch and Small Gods are mentioned, but I find it impossible to work up any enthusiasm for another outing with Pratchett--perhaps one day, I'll get there.
My Fantasy Book Suggestions View all 28 comments. Mar 26, Bradley rated it really liked it Shelves: shelf , fantasy , sci-fi , worldbuilding-sf , humor.
If I hadn't already read the entire series, and if I was judging this book just by its own merits, I'd still be saying that it harnesses the lightning and even finds a way to make it go side to side rather than up and down.
It's really fantastic as a straight fantasy with tons of humorous elements, with a good deal more worldbuilding than all the later books, more obvious and harsher tongue-in-cheek elements, and a great setup for the Great Wizzard Rincewind.
I love Rincewind. I love the If I hadn't already read the entire series, and if I was judging this book just by its own merits, I'd still be saying that it harnesses the lightning and even finds a way to make it go side to side rather than up and down.
Am I sad that Sir Terry is no longer with us? View all 5 comments. May 22, Helen 2. Shelves: brs-done , fantasy-epic , humor , own , magic , read Terry Pratchett is a genius, as usual.
This man can do no wrong. He reminds me a lot of Douglas Adams, my favorite in the realm of satire.
Look at this similarity: "In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
Rincewind is tasked with protecting Twoflower, a naive but totally loaded insurance agent out on a tour of the world, who has more luck in one day than anyone should rightfully have their whole lives.
Joining the travelers is a multi-legged, man-eating, overprotective chest of luggage. The gods then play dice with their lives - literally.
Chaos and hilarity ensue. It follows Rincewind across the Disc and protects him from any threat. It also has the uncanny ability to convey emotions mostly menace without possessing any facial features.
I'm eternally jealous of Twoflower for owning walking luggage - I have to drag my possessions everywhere. I love Terry Pratchett's ability to make fun of corruption, greed, cowardice, and other evils so common in the world without coming off as bitter or even very critical.
He creates characters with many faults but makes them lovable anyway; Rincewind being the big example in this book. Besides that, Pratchett is insanely skilled at writing simple but funny prose.
Some examples: "The door flew open, badly damaging the assassin who was standing beside it. Check back in just over two years to see if I'm done yet xD View all 9 comments.
May 11, Madeline rated it really liked it. Gonna read these books in the order they were written and none of you nerds can stop me.
And boredom was best. I wanted to see the highly acclaimed Discworld and if it was any better! I think the mix between humor and fantasy is weird but it can work and it kind of worked here!
I heard that this is the worst in the series so it looks like it does have potential! I confess that some things went over my head and took me some time to understand, like the four-eyed creature that is actually a human wearing glasses but even the name given to him was not a typical human name!
I was confused at more than one point and going through the reviews now, I discovered that I was not the only one!
It was a debut and really felt like one. I do not know what made it blow up in the past and to continue the series into 40 books, maybe because it was unique and unlike any other thing I read.
The book was a bit confusing, a bit funny and a bit chaotic. The good news is I heard it gets better which means, for the time being, I am willing to continue to book 2 at least!
If you are looking for an excellent book that mixes humor and fantasy then I recommend Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames.
It merely fades away. View 2 comments. I read a Disc World book or two years ago and loved them.
It is world-building on a mammoth scale, with whole universes and theories of evolution and religion. It is great fun for someone who wants to get immersed in another world.
The setting is the disc which rides horizontally on the backs of four enormous elephants who stand on an even more enormous turtle, which is explained in the beginning of the prologue.
Through sea-sized eyes that are crusted with rheum and asteroid dust He stares fixedly at the Destination.
The basic story revolves around Rincewind the unfinished wizard and a tourist named Twoflower, who arrives in Ankh-Morpork, the oldest city in the world, which has no concept of tourism.
He has a peculiar phrase book and tries to make himself understood. Finally, he and Rincewind find a common tongue and thus begin their travels.
There is the Luggage, a large sort of sea chest which follows Twoflower around — on many tiny little legs! It opens and closes — killing hapless thieves and snapping at others.
It seems to be full of gold, among other things, which makes for more fun, since Twoflower has no understanding of currency exchange rates and splashes his gold about temptingly.
He wants to observe real life, a barroom brawl, if you could arrange it, please, and if people get hurt or killed, well that's reality for the place, isn't it?
The setting is more or less medieval, as so many fantasies seem to be, with inns and horses and beggars and swordfights, damsels and dragons.
A dragonrider handed him a long shape, wrapped in red silk. Rincewind took a deep breath. Runes glowed on its surface. My favourite character has always been Death, who speaks in capital letters with no quotation marks, He hates being foiled when the "system" fails.
Death offers to help him get there in time. Death watched him go, and shrugged bitterly. He turned, and noticed the fish salesman.
Much later, a demon disguised as Death, lets slip that reincarnation can be an improvement. Indeed, I think the first I read was Mort, and I got the hang of it quickly.
There are dozens of others as well as countless books for readers of different ages. I'm sure this would have been a 5-star read for me back in , and I plan to read some more.
Sir Terry certainly earned his knighthood, and both worlds are the poorer for his leaving them in But by golly, what a legacy!
View all 15 comments. The Color of Magic is, in fact, four novella-length stories stitched together to create a novel-length book.
But don't you worry, the book reads well as a whole without a jerking bump to stop the journey.
I wouldn't have even noticed the stitching if I haven't known it was there. As the story starts, Rincewind a disgraced wizard meets up with Twoflower an oblivious tourist and his rather menacing walking luggage yes, with a luggage like Twoflower's you don't have to worry about carry your things The Color of Magic is, in fact, four novella-length stories stitched together to create a novel-length book.
As the story starts, Rincewind a disgraced wizard meets up with Twoflower an oblivious tourist and his rather menacing walking luggage yes, with a luggage like Twoflower's you don't have to worry about carry your things around; the several pairs of feet under the large chest will follow you keeping your belongings close by and always safe Wizard and tourist are thrown together by unforeseen, and fantastic -but not at all unbelievable- circumstances, and soon engage in a tour of Discworld the alternate universe born from Pratchett's supreme inventiveness.
The tour is funny and surprising, and the story will carry you around without effort. However, if you're looking for a tight plot, consistent world building, or if silly British humor annoys you, this novel, and all Discworld for all that matters, may not be for you.
The plot does meander a bit, but Pratchett's writing skills keep your focus somewhere else, so you don't even care. One thing is clear even in this the first novel of the Discworld series, Pratchett has bucket loads of talent.
If you like to laugh, then Pratchett's your man. His comedy timing is fantastic, and he possesses the intellect and the ability to make you laugh out loud regardless if you like, or read, or are even familiar with fantasy nonetheless, some familiarity with the basic tropes of fantasy will aid in your enjoyment.
However, if you've read other Discoworld novels, you will notice that when it comes to topical humor, this novel is a bit thinner than Pratchett's later additions to the series; understandable, since it was written more tan two decades ago.
Now, regardless of it age, the novel still feels remarkably fresh , mostly thanks to the imperishable quality of humor in which we laugh at ourselves.
View all 8 comments. It had some funny moments, but I really struggled to get through it.
In all fairness to the people who suggested I read the Discworld series, this is not one of the ones they said I should start with. I think I mostly had a hard time slogging through all of the world-building and made up words.
Fantasy has never been my thing, because I'm not someone who enjoys reading descriptions of the characters surroundings.
I'm not giving up on the series, though. I think I'll just go back through my book It had some funny moments, but I really struggled to get through it.
I think I'll just go back through my book recommendations and find the ones I was told to start with. Also, this series has so many books that I will probably never be able to finish it, which kept me from reading it in the first place.
Apart from the fact that they always seemed a bit too ridiculous to actually be good. Now, I did catch myself laughing a few times and generally enjoying it much more than I thought I would.
The humour ranges from immature to fantastic and makes for a very entertaining read. Apart from that, the stories are fast-paced, imaginative and exciting.
It won't take long for me to pick up the sequels, I'm sure. Find more of my books on Instagram View all 7 comments.
Apr 20, TL rated it liked it. A charming and sometimes tedious novel, Rincewind grew on me quickly and I enjoyed watching him get into and out of scrapes along the way.
Death's and Fate's frustration with him was hilarious. I kept imagining them as toddlers stomping their feet :-D. Two Flower I was so so on His optimism seemed misplaced sometimes, but he had good intentions.
A nice start to the series, plenty of action and some humor : The scenes with Krull and near the edge of th A charming and sometimes tedious novel, Rincewind grew on me quickly and I enjoyed watching him get into and out of scrapes along the way.
A nice start to the series, plenty of action and some humor : The scenes with Krull and near the edge of the world were one of my many favorites It seemed alot to cram into one novel, at times my eyes glazed over and I had to re-read a couple passages.
Don't get me wrong, it was all interesting but it could've been spread out more. Hats off to you once again Mr. Pratchett for bringing this to us : Read David's excellent review , he captures it wonderfully.
Aug 03, Amanda rated it it was ok Shelves: meh , blog. It just didn't do it for me. Unfortunately, this book has been recommended to me so many times by well-meaning friends who know my love of absurd British humor that it couldn't possibly live up to the hype.
It suffers from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy syndrome. For years, everyone I knew--friends, family, students, co-workers--would ask me if I had read Hitchhiker's and their mouths would drop when I admitted no, I hadn't.
Their response was always the same, "Oh, but you h Meh. Their response was always the same, "Oh, but you have to! It's like it was written for YOU!
Ditto for The Color of Magic. I'll admit, Pratchett has a way with words and there was the occasional turn of phrase in response to which I made that air-escaping-from-the-nose sound that's not full bodied enough to be considered a snort of laughter.
There was the infrequent half-smile. A few head nods in appreciation of a clever conceit. But, alas, there were no tear-inducing uncontrollable fits of laughter, which is what I expected.
Will I read more Pratchett? Yes, because I have at least three more books by him lying about. I just hope they're better than this.
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Precisely why all the above below, in this review, I guess should be so is not clear, but goes some way to explain why, on the disc, the Gods are not so much worshipped as blamed.
Have you ever wondered about what would happen if you were merely a pawn in a game played by gods? Have you ever wondered about how living in a Flat-Earth would be?
Would you like to learn about what failed wizards do in their free time? Are you curious about how dragons are born and how they rest?
Do you want to Precisely why all the above below, in this review, I guess should be so is not clear, but goes some way to explain why, on the disc, the Gods are not so much worshipped as blamed.
Do you want to understand what insurance actually means? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then The Colour of Magic is the book for you.
However, if you're a pragmatist, and lack imagination, I would suggest you steer clear of the book. Welcome to Discworld; the land of the strange and scary, of the weird and wonderful.
It's important to know, before you enter this magical and frankly absurd land, that you are a pawn in a life-sized game of Dungeons and Dragons.
There is no escaping that. Do not make deals with Fate, do not sing prayers for The Lady; perhaps, just perhaps, you might just survive.
Though, well, you do start to question whether surviving is actually worth it. Journey along with sarcastic and cynical Rincewind, a failed wizard, and Twoflower, a tourist under his care.
Rincewind is an extremely likable character, a rationalist, and quick-witted to the core. Rincewind often suspected that there was something, somewhere, that was better than magic.
He was usually disappointed. Twoflower, who sells inn-sewer-ants polly-see, on the other hand, is a typical tourist - he gets excited at every instance, and would rather photograph a fascinating sight than run for his life.
Twoflower was a tourist, the first ever seen on the Discworld. There are books that employ elements of satire to prove a point; this book, and I believe the series by extension, are wholly satire, and I found myself literally laughing out loud at more than one point.
The story starts at Ankh-Morpork, a city so rife with accidents, nothing quite astounds their citizens anymore.
A city of thieves, fraudsters and scoundrels. A city through which flows the filthy River Ankh. In a city where public executions, duels, fights, magical feuds and strange events regularly punctuated the daily round the inhabitants had brought the profession of interested bystander to a peak of perfection.
The city of Ankh-Morpork perhaps best explains human beings as a species. Their casual nature, their inclination to defraud, rather than help people in trouble, and their undying love for gold.
The journey from there is a meandering one, onto the Temple of Bel-Shamharoth, the temple of the Soul-Eater. There is an escape into the world of Dragons, through an actual aeroplane like the ones we have on Earth , and onto the Circumfence, yes, Circumfence, not circumference, because you do need a fence at the rim of the Discworld.
Our two friends here, they meet heroes and villains, and creatures we mustn't speak of. Ymor 1 episode, Arthur White Rerpf 1 episode, Miles Richardson Zlorf 1 episode, Andy Robb Dim Student 1 episode, Brian Hammond Brother of the Order of Midnight 1 episode, Paul M.
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