The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett


The Colour of Magic
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The book where Terry Pratchett was beginning to find his voice as a writer. Clearly he had a unique vision and the oddness of the Discworld was starting to take shape.

Rincewind is the main protagonist, who ends up having to escort a tourist, Twoflower, to various places around the continent. The entire concept of a “tourist” being unknown to Rincewind and the residents of Ankh-Morpork. The most curious character in the book has got to be the luggage! A sentient piece of furniture/baggage who really does mind who looks into it, and will follow its owner to the edge of the world (literally) at great speed and on its many legs.

There’s plenty to keep you entertained, from the language used and the comical allegory of our modern world (which is one of Terry Pratchett’s best qualities in his writing, particularly in later novels) to the magic and dragons, and of course DEATH.

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