Good. B00005VN2Y Book club edition. Dust jacket is scuffed with small creases and tears. Very light edge wear. Pages are clear and binding is secure. A nice copy. Your purchase supports a non-profit organization that promotes literacy and recycling through a free book share program!
Good. Jacket has light shelf and edge wear, may be price-clipped. Cover is clean, may show light shelf edge wear or corner bumps. Binding appears gently read, but still square and tight. Pages may contain former owner name or book plate and light reading wear.
Uncredited Cover Art. Near Fine in Poor jacket. Book ------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a POOR dustjacket with half of the front flap and the lower portion of the front panel missing, code 015 in the gutter at rear, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.
Size: 18cm; Paperback in good condition, pages yellowing. FROM THE PUBLISHER Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen. The Color of Magic is Terry Pratchett's maiden voyage through the now-legendary land of Discworld. This is where it all begins-with the tourist Twoflower and his wizard guide, Rincewind.
Very Good in Very Good-dust jacket. Book Club edition. Some shelfwear to jacket. Corner of front free endpaper is clipped.; Otherwise, a very clean copy. Face of jacket is clean. Endpapers and pages are clean and the binding is tight. No notes, underlining or highlighting.; Book Club Edition; 183 pages.
bought 2 copies. will make a great gift so no worries
Aug 17, 2012
Entertaining, & humorous fantasy!
This is the first book by Sir Terry Pratchett in his wonderful, amusing, vastly entertaining Discworld series.* This series resulted in his being given his Knighthood in England for his "services to literature". The audio version is read very well and totally entertaining.
It concerns a visitor, Mr. Twoflower, to the city of Ankh-Moorpork, his Luggage (made out of sapient pearwood ) which follows him everywhere on it's many little feet, and the wizard, Rincewind, who he hires as a guide, and is excellent at keeping them running away from troubles that abound.
I not only highly recommend getting this book, but also the entire, amazing, satiric, complexly entertaining Discworld series. Run, don't walk, and buy one of these fantasies--- that pulls me out of the doldrums every time I read one of the more than 30 books in series. Be aware the books for children or teens are not really just that; they are in fact as excellent as all his books.
An Unabashed, Tremendous Fan ;-)
*His use of footnotes adds tons of humorous asides to the already amusing stories.
Mar 31, 2011
This is the first Discworld book and still one of the best. It's a beautiful tale within itself, but still means that you want to carry on reading.
The characters still seem fresh and new, and the mystery and fantasy are really lovely.
Jan 4, 2010
The first book in a great series.
I came across the Discworld series late through an anthology called Legends. After reading the short story "Sea and Little Fishes", I went back through Pratchetts' series rather haphazardly. After reading the a number of other books, I finally picked up the Colour of Magic, and to be honest, if I had started with it, I probably wouldn't have read the rest.
I love his sense of humor, and the story is a good parody of the genre, but I just didn't enjoy it as much as I love the rest of the series. Still, it's a good way to get familiar with the series.
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