I came across the challenge of this wonderful Read-a-Thon over on The Bookworm Drinkith Blog. Nicole, said drinkith(ing) bookworm, has teamed up with Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky. Together they have started a sort of Terry Pratchett reading group. If you’d like to join then DO!! See HERE for more details!
So far I’m impressed and intend on following along monthly. I’ll be reviewing book 2 next month… on the 27rd of course, as the (last Monday of the month from August on) as the rules state. 🙂 So stay tuned!!
My Review: 4 of 5 stars
This book is so utterly unique that it’s borderline genius… but in a wonky way. I’m almost embarrassed to admit that it’s taken my entire 33 years of life to actually get started on reading the late legendary Terry Pratchett. When I agreed to jump into a Discworld review a month group, I was secretly excited to have an excuse to read such a HUGE series. I think that’s why I’ve always put it off, because honestly who has the time for the kind of commitment? Being the ‘blame it on someone else’ type of human I am… I saw this very excuse as an opportunity. I’m also excited that you don’t necessarily need to read all of the Discworld books in order either, so that if I need to skip a month I totally can. See, my commitment issue is solved!
Anyhow, I thought that The Color of Magic was an excellent opener for an adventure so completely out of this world! Rincewind is my favorite character. The failed wizard is extremely witty, and straight forward with an upside-down approach to cliché and banter. He and Twoflower, the odd tourist from no one really knows where, together make a hilarious pair! In a lot of ways Twoflower doesn’t have a whole lot of common sense, so Rincewind is the perfect guide for him.
From cover to cover the story is lighthearted fun, and the humor is fresh. The setting is most definitely one of a find. It’s like this medley of typical fantasy references that have been blended and flipped into far fetched places and random events. There’s magic, awkwardness, fun chaos, witty banter, and even close calls that leave your head spinning.
I’m so excited to keep on a trucking along with the Discworld series! I’ve heard that the books only get better and better which has my curiosity running in circles!
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.
Check out some more reviews of this book as a part of the Read-a-Thon!! Here are a few of the joiners (That I know of. If I’ve missed anyone then I totally apologize!)
Nina at The Cozy Pages
Meeghan at Meeghan Reads
Kathy at Pages Below the Vaulted Sky
Alicia at Miss Honeybugs Reads & Crafts
Nicole at The BookWorm Dinketh
Emma @ The Stride of my Step