The Colour of Magic
is Terry Pratchett's maiden voyage through the bizarre land of Discworld. His entertaining and witty series has grown to more than 20 books, and this is where it all starts--with the tourist Twoflower and his hapless wizard guide, Rincewind ("All wizards get like that... it's the quicksilver fumes. Rots their brains. Mushrooms, too."). Pratchett spoofs fantasy clichés--and everything else he can think of--while marshalling a profusion of characters through a madcap adventure. The Colour of Magic
is followed by The Light Fantastic
. --Blaise Selby, Amazon.com
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"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