Book Review: The Colour Of Magic

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
The Colour Of Magic.

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!

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