"The Color of Magic" by Terry Pratchett

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This is the first in a series concerning Discworld by Pratchett. I hadnever read the Discworld series, but picked this up because I likedGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter,Witchso much.

In fact, the sense of humor is the same, but not as obvious in GoodOmens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter,Witch.The story is set on Discworld, which is really flat and it is possibleto fall off the edge. The gods on Discworld are interesting creatures,and literally play games with the inhabitants, much as the ancient Greektales tell about the gods playing with the humans. Except here, the godsliterally play chess with the inhabitants.

What begins as a typical day for a failed mage turns into a mostinteresting and intriguing adventure. The mage is Rincewind, and thehook that captures his attention is a sentient piece of luggage. I knowit sounds impossible, but I believe on Discworld almost anything ispossible. The author periodically makes snide remarks about universeswith less imagination, but more logic. I suppose that's us. All in all,this was a quick, enjoyable read, but not the type of material that Iwould hunt out. Then again, it's really not my type of humor. It is veryBritish type of humor, and it is possible that I missed many of thefunny bits.

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