The Colour of Magic

by Terry Pratchett | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0552124753 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingcatsalivewing of Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on 7/14/2006
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingcatsalivewing from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, July 19, 2006
BOB blurb:
On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There's an avaricious but inept wizard, a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course THE EDGE of the planet... review
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.

Journal Entry 2 by wingcatsalivewing at Fellow BXer in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Released 15 yrs ago (8/8/2006 UTC) at Fellow BXer in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway



Sent to LESEHEST in Norway as a winner of my 'Halibut' RABCK. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by LESEHEST from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Wednesday, August 23, 2006
I have wanted to read this book for some time now, so was really happy to open my post box today!!! Thanx for picking me as a RABCK-winner!!! :)
Will be read and passed on....

Journal Entry 4 by LESEHEST from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Sunday, February 11, 2007
I don`t know why; but I just don`t think fantasy is my thing right now...
Maybe It`s just Terry Pratchett`s style of writing that I find a bit hard...
Didn`t like the book very much; so I`ll send it off to kathintheboots tomorrow.
I really hope and think you`ll like it more than I did.

Safe Journey :D

Journal Entry 5 by katintheboots on Monday, February 19, 2007
I forgot to check the mail on Saturday, so even though it was a postal holiday today, I found this in my mailbox! Thanks for the trade, LESEHEST, and the pretty bookmark! I'll be sure to get On the Bright Side, I'm now the Girlfriend of a Sex God in the mail to you this week.

Journal Entry 6 by katintheboots on Wednesday, July 18, 2007
I am fighting with myself over the rating for this book, because even though I enjoyed Pratchett's writing style, the characters, and the general storyline, I was rather annoyed that absolutely nothing was resolved by the end of the book. From the reviews I've read of the second book, which I will now have to acquire to see how the story ends, it seems like they should have been one larger novel. Still, living on the California coast, tourists are often the bane of my daily travels, especially in summer, and it was cathartic to read Pratchett's send up of tourists in the form of Twoflower. And I did find the Luggage especially amusing...luggage that it's impossible to lose, even in death!

This book has traveled across three different continents, so I don't really want to release it and lose it to the wilds. I'll think of a way to keep it traveling by some other means.

Journal Entry 7 by katintheboots on Sunday, August 5, 2007
I sent this to collectorkerri yesterday via media mail.

Journal Entry 8 by wingcollectorkerriwing from Springfield, Illinois USA on Thursday, August 9, 2007
Thanks for the RABCK, katintheboots! It will go onto my TBR shelf for now.

Journal Entry 9 by wingcollectorkerriwing at Springfield, Illinois USA on Tuesday, June 11, 2013
What an absolutely strange little book! Bizarre is more like it, what with the Luggage, the world on the back of a turtle ("sex unknown"--HA!) and the imaginary-but-not-really dragons. Despite all that, and the funny parts, I really didn't have an interest in the futures of any of the characters, so I think this will be my one and only Discworld novel.

It is off to 727 in Lithuania as part of my monthly RABCK drawing. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 10 by 727 at Kaunas, Kauno Lithuania on Thursday, June 27, 2013
I received it last week but was able to record it only now. Thank you a lot, collectorkerri, for this book! Now I will be able to read Pratchett's series from the beginning, I've heard lots of good things about it :3

Journal Entry 11 by 727 at Kaunas, Kauno Lithuania on Monday, August 28, 2017

Released 4 yrs ago (8/28/2017 UTC) at Kaunas, Kauno Lithuania


Tried reading it and somehow didn't stick with me. Thus giving it away to a friend who's a huge fan of sci-fi and fantasy.

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