We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. ~May Sarton

from my bookshelf

Monday, January 28, 2008

Book Review

The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

221 pages / 1983 / 3 1/2 stars / Fantasy

The Color of Magic is Terry Pratchett's introduction to the concepts, characters and ideas that he will build on to make his Discworld series. It suffers a little from what I call "first-book-in-a-series syndrome;" the book isn't bad, but the author is clearly learning his own characters and ideas, and it's all still in a formative state. I enjoyed it enough to want to move on and try the next book.

Part fantasy, part satire, part comedy, The Color of Magic is a fun, quick read that doesn't take itself too seriously at all.

7 / 75 books. 9% done!

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