I decided in the summer that I was going to re-read all of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series from the beginning. I’ve managed one so far, so it’s probably going to take me some time. There’s just so many other things I want to read! Still, it should be fun to read them in order over the course of a few years.
The Colour Of Magic is a lot of fun – in Rincewind, Pratchett immediately created what is probably his most enduring character, and Rincewind’s unwilling adventure with Twoflower is quite a nice, jolly romp. At this point in the series, though, the narrative is a bit rambling, and so the story is just a disjointed series of scrape after scrape that ends on a literal cliffhanger.
I’m having a similar issue with my current re-read of the Hitchhiker’s Guide series, so maybe it’s just that I personally prefer a more structured narrative.
I’ll make sure to read The Light Fantastic soon, before my recall of the first entry gets too fuzzy!