Sunday, May 22, 2005

REVIEW: The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

The Colour of MagicDate Started: Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Date Finished: Sunday, May 22, 2005
My BookCrossing Rating: 8 out of 10 stars
I really enjoyed this, my introduction to Pratchett, and have now decided I’d like to read the whole Discworld series.

There were times during reading that I thought it was going to get all dry and philosophical, but fortunately, the author never took things fully in that direction. And those philosophical discussions would instead take some kind of wacky turn. The writing style seems genuinely British, and the satire is more subdued than say, Christopher Moore’s style.

I enjoyed Rincewind’s character, and look forward to finding out what becomes of him and Twoflower (and the Luggage) in The Light Fantastic.

Besides the list of books available at and FantasticFiction, I found another useful reading order guide, with graphics, that breaks down the Discworld books into the individual mini-series at

See the BookCrossing journal page for this book for more reviews, info, and relevant links.

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