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read The Colour of Magic epub × Paperback ´ terry pratchett È Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain Kurt Vonnegut Douglas Adams and Carl HiaasenThe Color of Magic is Terry Pratchett's maiden voyage Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain Kurt Vonnegut Douglas Adams and Carl HiaasenThe Color of Magic is Terry Pratche The Rincewind starts blowing up his ego in the first installment of the epic DiscworldThe 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 DiscworldHow the strange humanities fringe sciences real magic and all the increments in university life should be interpreted is a subjective uestion 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 bothRincewind 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 etcHrun 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 uickly creative ideas can turn a useful scheme in a destructive self enforcing circle are 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 consumerThe 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 fancy bling bling is in the mix too view spoiler Twoflower as the personification of naive extreme wealth is courted by anyone from small thief to close to almighty beings all adoring and worshipping the mammon they could get by deceiving or better killing him hide spoiler

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Tt's maiden voyage through the now legendary land of Discworld This is where it all begins with the tourist Twoflower and his wizard guide Rincewind On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle sex unknown a gleeful explosiv And so it begins Sir Terry Pratchett’s wildly imaginative Discworld series begins with the 1983 publication of The Color of MagicI 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 A friend suggested I try one I’d like it and so I read the fourth in the series Mort and I thought so much that I decided I would climb the hill and enjoy every stepBegin 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 follow2019 These are SO MUCH FUN

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The Colour of MagicE wickedly eccentric expedition sets out There's an avaricious but inept wizard a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs dragons who only exist if you believe in them and of course THE EDGE of the planet 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 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 readingThe 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 perilsAs someone who grew up reading plenty of this kind of thing and playing a lot of Dungeons Dragons I'm familiar enough with the genre and trappings that Pratchett lampoons Yes there's the Conan parody there's the Dragonriders of Pern tribute there's the in joke about Leiber's Fafhrd and Gray Mouser 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 icingI should also note how imaginative Pratchett is which is a useful uality 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 spaceBut 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 Discworld books reviewed here in the future