The Color of Magic By Terry Pratchett

The Color of Magic

By Terry Pratchett

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 367 Ratings

Description

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 Hiaasen.

The Color of MagicM is Terry Pratchett'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.

Reviews

  • Does what a good story is supposed to.

    5
    By Saneape
    A reinvention of reality that shows me a reflection of the real world while telling me something interesting. I’m sorry to have come across this so late, and happy that there’s so much to look forward to.
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

    3
    By Other sci-fi guy
    Picture yourself in a boat on a river with octarine trees and marmalade skies. It seems as if this author was using the same inspiration as the Beatles when they recorded Sgt. Pepper's. The sudden shifts of reality, outrageous scenery, hidden worlds, and unbelievable events that somehow seem to make sense. It's too familiar to be coincidence. The irrepressible lack of logic reminds me of Tom Robbins but without the depth of emotion. All in all this book is more like a Yellow Submarine. It's short, silly, and entertaining but it's not much without the soundtrack.
  • Definitely worth a read

    4
    By TwilightShadow1
    Excellently witty and absurd with moments that you will never forget, even if they are a little hard to follow at times.
  • Love it

    5
    By Calimalifali
    I absolutely love this series. And this book is the beginning.
  • Begin Here

    5
    By McVador
    This is the first book in the series, and what a start it is. Fantastically hilarious, insanely ingenious, and wholly original, right from the get go. This is not Harry Potter, I would say it's much more like a fantasy Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy, which is just one more reason to love it!
  • I'm happy to see disc world in the iPad store

    5
    By rwallen
    What else would I use as my first iPad reading experience? While this isn't the best book in the series it is still a classic. If you enjoy fantasy books like Harry potter, Abarat and Lord of the Rings, you will fall in love with the Discworld series and the authors writing style.