The Colour of MagicDiscworld Novels Series
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Sarah Broadhurst's view...
Who would have believed back in 1985 that this first introduction into the madcap Discworld which satirised fantasy novels and introduced us to some fantastic characters would turn into the Discworld series numbering some thirty works. If you have wondered where to start in this huge series (which need not be read in order) then start here and read The Light Fantastic straight after it. They are great books.
A "Piece of Passion" from the publisher...
‘The very first novel in what turned into the celebrated, magisterial Discworld series, this novel was first published by Corgi in 1985. Although the more recent novels in the series have become more layered, satirical and thoughtful (number thirty-seven, Unseen Academicals, is the most recent) The Colour of Magic must remain one of my all-time favourites, for its soaring inventiveness, sparky parody and madcap humour – and for introducing us in the first place to that flat World so very different from, yet so very like our own. ' Marianne Velmans, Publishing Director at Transworld
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different. Certainly it refuses to succumb to the quaint notion that universes are ruled by pure logic and the harmony of numbers.
But just because the Disc is different doesn’t mean that some things don’t stay the same. Its very existence is about to be threatened by a strange new blight: the arrival of the first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land. But if the person charged with maintaining that survival in the face of robbers, mercenaries and, well, Death, is a spectacularly inept wizard, a little logic might turn out to be a very good idea...
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‘If you've never read a Discworld novel, what's the matter with you?’ - Guardian
‘Pratchett is as funny as Wodehouse and as witty as Waugh’ - Independent
‘His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction’ - Mail on Sunday
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Publication date1st April 2005
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PublisherCorgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
CategoriesModern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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