Terry Pratchett – The Colour of Magic (Discworld book 1)

The Colour of Magic (Discworld, #1)

I should have known with a main character named Rincewind that I would not like Terry Pratchett’s The Colour of Magic, book 1 in the Discworld series.  Discworld is a world floating atop a giant, flying turtle.  Rincewind, the false Wizard, becomes the Discworld guide to Twoflower.

I don’t know if you can quite read the book cover on the image there but it says “Jerome K. Jerome meets LORD OF THE RINGS (with a touch of Peter Pan).  I don’t actually know who or what Jerome K. Jerome is (I’ll google it later), but why the reference to Lord of the Rings?  There must be something to be said about false advertising.  I would definitely be more upset if that name drop was the reason I picked up the book.

After finishing the book I’ve read reviews that compare Terry Pratchett to Douglas Adams.  I certainly thoroughly disliked both.  Well, to be fair, I’ve only read one book of each author but neither left me wanting to read more.

Terry Pratchett is supposed to be a master of satire and that supposedly makes him hilarious.  Yeah, not so much in my opinion.  His jokes are even less amusing than Douglas Adams’.  It was a grind to get through this rather short book.  Not worth the read.

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