2007: #61 – The Color of Magic (Terry Pratchett)

Book #61 was The Color of Magic, the first book in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. The back of the book reads:

On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There’s an avaricious but inept wizard, a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course THE EDGE of the planet…

I’ve known about this series for a long time, and since we have almost all of them on mp3, I figured I should give them a shot.

It’s what I would consider quintessential Pratchett. Fantasy, with more than a touch of satire. I liked it, though it took me a little while to get into it. The pace of Twoflower and Rincewind’s adventure finally picked up about halfway through. Part of the blame goes to the audio production — pauses in the book weren’t delineated very well. I’ll continue the series, but with some time between each book.

Page count: 240 | Word count: 65,113

2006 – City of Bones (Michael Connelly)
2005 – J is for Judgment (Sue Grafton)

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