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The Color of Magic: A Novel of Discworld

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Staff Pick

The worst wizard in the world, a Tourist, and Luggage walk into a bar... The Color of Magic is the first novel in a long series by Terry Pratchett, set on a flat world that rides through space on the back of a giant turtle. Welcome to the Discworld! The wizard Rincewind is roped into playing tour guide for the Discworld's first Tourist, with some marginal success and a lot of danger. Readers will discover dysfunctional yet familiar characters, bizarre cities and cultures, and clever wordplay that will have you laughing with every page turn.
Recommended by Kathleen C., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

Imagine, if you will . . .

a flat world sitting on the backs of four elephants who hurtle through space balanced on a giant turtle. In truth, the Discworld is not so different from our own. Yet, at the same time, very different . . . but not so much.

In this, the maiden voyage through Terry Pratchett's divinely and recognizably twisted alternate dimension, the well-meaning but remarkably inept wizard Rincewind encounters something hitherto unknown in the Discworld: a tourist! Twoflower has arrived, Luggage by his side, to take in the sights and, unfortunately, has cast his lot with a most inappropriate tour guide — a decision that could result in Twoflower's becoming not only Discworld's first visitor from elsewhere . . . but quite possibly, portentously, its very last. And, of course, he's brought Luggage along, which has a mind of its own. And teeth.

Review:

“Ingenious, brilliant, and hilarious.” Washington Post

Synopsis:

The beginning of the hilarious and irreverent series that has more than 80 million copies worldwide, The Color of Magic is where we meet tourist Twoflower and wizard guide Ricewind, and follow them on their always-bizarre journeys.

A writer who has been compared to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and Douglas Adams, Sir Terry Pratchett has created a complex, yet zany world filled with a host of unforgettable characters who navigate around a profound fantasy universe, complete with its own set of cultures and rules.

About the Author

Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular authors. His acclaimed novels are bestsellers in the United States and the United Kingdom, and have sold more than 85 million copies worldwide. In January 2009, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Pratchett a Knight Bachelor in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062225672
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Publisher:
Harper
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series:
Discworld
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.1875 x 0.648649 in 5.6 oz

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Product details 288 pages Harper - English 9780062225672 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

The worst wizard in the world, a Tourist, and Luggage walk into a bar... The Color of Magic is the first novel in a long series by Terry Pratchett, set on a flat world that rides through space on the back of a giant turtle. Welcome to the Discworld! The wizard Rincewind is roped into playing tour guide for the Discworld's first Tourist, with some marginal success and a lot of danger. Readers will discover dysfunctional yet familiar characters, bizarre cities and cultures, and clever wordplay that will have you laughing with every page turn.

"Review" by , “Ingenious, brilliant, and hilarious.”
"Synopsis" by , The beginning of the hilarious and irreverent series that has more than 80 million copies worldwide, The Color of Magic is where we meet tourist Twoflower and wizard guide Ricewind, and follow them on their always-bizarre journeys.

A writer who has been compared to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and Douglas Adams, Sir Terry Pratchett has created a complex, yet zany world filled with a host of unforgettable characters who navigate around a profound fantasy universe, complete with its own set of cultures and rules.

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