Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett



Title: The Color of Magic
Series: Discworld, Book 1
Author: Terry Pratchett
Copyright: 1983
Pages: 221
ISBN: 9780061020711
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Author Website: www.terrypratchettbooks.com
Twitter: @HarperPerennial, @terryandrob
Format: Paperback
Available: February 2, 2000
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

The Color of Magic is Terry Pratchett's introduction to the concepts, characters and ideas that he will build on to make his Discworld series. It suffers a little from what I call "first-book-in-a-series syndrome;" the book isn't bad, but the author is clearly learning his own characters and ideas, and it's all still in a formative state. I enjoyed it enough to want to move on and try the next book.

Part fantasy, part satire, part comedy, The Color of Magic is a fun, quick read that doesn't take itself too seriously at all.




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