The Colour of Magic

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Corgi, 2012 - Discworld (Imaginary place) - 286 pages
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The first Discworld novel, revamped for a new generation of readers.

Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different. It plays by different rules. Certainly it refuses to succumb to the quaint notion that universes are ruled by pure logic and the harmony of numbers.

But just because the Disc is different doesn't mean that some things don't stay the same. Its very existence is about to be threatened by a strange new blight: the arrival of the first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land. But if the person charged with maintaining that survival in the face of robbers, mercenaries and, well, Death is a spectacularly inept wizard, a little logic might turn out to be a very good idea.

The Colour of Magic is the first novel in Terry Pratchett's acclaimed Discworld series, of which some 20 million copies have been sold. This special hardcover edition is reissued to commemorate the twenty-first anniversary of its first publication by Colin Smythe Limited in 1983. Since then the Discworld has spawned a further thirty-one titles and become one of the most popular and celebrated sequences in English literature.

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Review: The Colour of Magic: Graphic Novel (Discworld, #1)

User Review  - Whatsupchuck - Goodreads

My first introduction to the world invented by Pratchett. I found it amusing and clever. I loved the imagination and humor throughout. Read full review

Review: The Colour of Magic: Graphic Novel (Discworld, #1)

User Review  - Paul Moffett - Goodreads

A quick, funny book. I find Pratchett fun in smallish chunks but his madcap gets tiring after awhile. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Sir Terry Pratchett (yes, he‚e(tm)s a real-life knight!) is one of the world‚e(tm)s funniest and most popular writers. He started writing the stories in this collection when he was just seventeen, and his first full-length novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971. Terry Pratchett has written over fifty brilliant books for children and adults, and is perhaps best-known for his Discworld¬ģ series ‚e" all about a world that happens to be carried on the back of a giant turtle floating through space. He is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal for his young adult book The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. His books have been translated into thirty-eight languages, and have sold more than eighty million copies worldwide (but who‚e(tm)s counting?).

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