Friday, July 01, 2005

REVIEW: The Light Fantastic (from Rincewind the Wizzard 4-in-1 volume) by Terry Pratchett

Date Started: Saturday, June 25, 2005
Date Finished: Friday, July 1, 2005
My BookCrossing Rating: 7 out of 10 stars

I thought Pratchett would've done well to include The Light Fantastic as part of The Colour of Magic instead of as a separate book since it was pretty short and picked up right where The Colour of Magic left off. I read this as part of a 4-in-1 volume entitled Rincewind the Wizzard which I borrowed from the library, and which contains the first 4 books of the the Discworld's Rincewind series: The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic, Sourcery, and Eric. (I've still got to read the last two.)

Like I already stated, The Light Fantastic picks up right where The Colour of Magic left off, and completes the tale of Rincewind and Twoflower's travels through the Discworld. A lot of things begun in the first book, and a lot of loose ends, are resolved in this one, and the ending brings the story to a satisfactory close. Following in form to the first book, this one adapts the same Pratchett sense of dry British humour that I enjoyed so much in The Colour of Magic. Overall, an enjoyable read that leaves me looking forward to more of the Discworld.

View The Light Fantastic at Amazon
View Rincewind the Wizzard (compilation) at Amazon