Good. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that'll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
Very Good. This book is in very good condition. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Ships within 24 hours from US or UK warehouse but NO EXPEDITED ORDERS. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping.
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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