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The Color of Magic (Discworld #01)


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ISBN13: 9780060855925
ISBN10: 0060855924
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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 Magic 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.


"Ingenious, brilliant, and hilarious." Washington Post


"In the tradition of classic British humour...Incidentally informative about everything from quantum physics to the behaviour of camels. He may parody history and myth, but at the same time he resuscitates and animates them." Guardian


"One of the best and funniest English authors alive." Independent

About the Author

With sales of over 40 million copies, Terry Pratchett's brilliantly funny and subtly wise books have been translated into more than 33 languages.

In addition to his novels about the fantastic flat planet Discworld, Mr. Pratchett has written several children's books, including The Bromeliad Trilogy and the books about Johnny Maxwell: Only You Can Save Mankind, Johnny and the Bomb, and Johnny and the Dead.

Mr. Pratchett won the Carnegie Medal for his first young adult novel set in Discworld, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, which was also named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, one of the New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing, and a Bank Street College Children's Book Committee Book of Outstanding Merit.

Mr. Pratchett lives in the English chalk country.

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Ninihada, December 12, 2011 (view all comments by Ninihada)
I really enjoyed this book! I am a big fan of fantasy and humor and TP does not disappoint with the Color of Magic. I saw the movie before I read the book- and was surprised to see that the movie was pretty accurate (although obviously not as detailed as the book can be). Really liked reading this and look forward to exploring more novels from TP.
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cow10banana, September 25, 2011 (view all comments by cow10banana)
Hilariously random.
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crowyhead, September 15, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
I'd always heard that in comparison to the later Discworld novels, The Colour of Magic kind of sucked. This isn't really true; it certainly doesn't suck, although it does come off as a lot more fluffy and lacking in plot than the later novels. The characters are much more one-dimensional, and there isn't the same kind of social commentary I've come to expect from Pratchett. This book is still, however, very, very funny, and I enjoyed it quite a lot. I'm sort of glad it wasn't my first Discworld novel, because I don't think I'd have been that impressed, but I still laughed out loud on several occasions.
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Product Details

Pratchett, Terry
HarperCollins Publishers
Pratchett, Terence David John
by Terry Pratchett
by Terry Pratchett
Fantasy - Series
Discworld (Imaginary place)
Fantasy - Epic
Vimes, Samuel (Fictitious character)
General Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Humorous fiction
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Discworld Novels
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
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8.06x5.32x.57 in. .42 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Ingenious, brilliant, and hilarious."
"Review" by , "In the tradition of classic British humour...Incidentally informative about everything from quantum physics to the behaviour of camels. He may parody history and myth, but at the same time he resuscitates and animates them."
"Review" by , "One of the best and funniest English authors alive."
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