The Colour Of Magic - Discworld Novels (Paperback)
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'His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction' Mail on Sunday

NAMED AS ONE OF THE BBC'S 100 MOST INSPIRING NOVELS

The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . .
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In the beginning there was...a turtle.

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.

Particularly as it's carried though space on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown). It plays by different rules.

But then, some things are the same everywhere. The Disc's very existence is about to be threatened by a strange new blight: the world's first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land.

Unfortunately, the person charged with maintaining that survival in the face of robbers, mercenaries and, well, Death, is a spectacularly inept wizard...
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The Discworld novels can be read in any order but The Colour of Magic is the first book in the Wizards series.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552166591
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 199 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
One of the best and funniest English authors alive * Independent *
Like Jonathan Swift, Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own, and like Swift he is a satirist of enormous talent... incredibly funny... compulsively readable * The Times *
He would be amusing in any form and his spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction * Mail on Sunday *

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“Entertaining”

I first picked up this book after reading Jingo ( a book further on in the series) which I only read as I had not other books to read and a friend had left it lying around. It is the first book in the Discworld series... More

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“The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett- Book Review”

The Colour of Magic is the first novel in Terry Pratchett’s legendary and loveable Discworld series. The novel takes place on a disc-shaped world, floating on the back of four elephants, which are riding on the back... More

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“An entertaining fastasy romp. ”

The first Discworld novel is in many ways quite different from the rest of the series, except book 2 "The Light Fantastic" which continues the story this book begins. A parody of the fantasy genre including... More

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