24 September, 2011

The Color of Magic

Title: The Color of Magic
Author: Terry Pratchett
Genre: Fantasy/ Comedy Fiction
Audience: Adult
Format: Book – Library

Synopsis: Rincewind, the failed wizard, has been entrusted with keeping Twoflower, the tourist, alive and well. Not such an easy thing in the Discworld. (a world balanced on the back of four elephants that are carried on the back of the great turtle, A'Tuin) Their adventures will take them from the city of Ankh- Morpork to the very edge of the disc - all with the luggage following!

What I thought:   Anyone who has every read fantasy and then read Pratchett will recognise what a genius the man is! The Color of Magic is the first of the Discworld novels (first published 1983). It introduces the weird and wonderful world of the Dic, Rincewind the wizard (sort of), Twoflower and, of course, the extremely loyal luggage with legs.Not only does Pratchett managed to provide a rollicking good read, he provides thoughtful commentary on many social issues as well as sending you the more stereotypical aspects of fantasy. A must read for any fantasy nut!

Recommended for: lovers of quality fantasy and any who want a good laugh.

Challenges: 100+ Challenge, TwentyEleven Challenge