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The Light Fantastic (Discworld Novel) (1986 original; edició 1986)

de Terry Pratchett (Autor)

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There is only one individual who can save the world from a disastrous collision. Unfortunately, he happens to be the singularly inept wizard Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world.
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Títol:The Light Fantastic (Discworld Novel)
Autors:Terry Pratchett (Autor)
Informació:Corgi Adult (1986), Edition: New Edition, 216 pages
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The Light Fantastic de Terry Pratchett (1986)

  1. 150
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy de Douglas Adams (Nikkles)
  2. 10
    The Sheriff of Yrnameer de Michael Rubens (ogingero)
    ogingero: both have witty satirical humour in an original fantasy.
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Having now a solid understanding of the world, and a better sense of Pratchett's writing style and style of humour, this one went down much more smoothly.

These are, I think, going to be a lot of fun. ( )
  TobinElliott | Sep 3, 2021 |
“The sun rose slowly as if it wasn’t sure it was worth all the effort.”

If you follow my reviews, you already know that I’m a sucker for English humor. I adore the sarcasm, wit, innuendo, and self-depreciation that the English apply with such skill. And the very English Sir Terry Pratchett is inventive, irreverent, ingenious, and imaginative as indicated! Before I read my first Pratchett novel, I did a little research. The advice I found was to start with “Guards, Guards,” followed by “The Light Fantastic”, and then “Soul Music”. I now wish I had just started with “The Color of Magic” and then just continued in order. You don’t have to, the books work standalone, but I think you’ll miss out on some subtleties if you jump around. Anyway, although “Guards, Guards!” is often held to be the best of Discworld (and I did love it), I enjoyed “The Light Fantastic” even more.

“It looked like the sort of book described in library catalogues as 'slightly foxed', although it would be more honest to admit that it looked as though it had been badgered, wolved and possibly beared as well.”

This book follows an inept wizard, Rincewind and an array of traveling companions, Twoflower – a naïve tourist, the luggage – a loyal, murderous suitcase with a set of centipede-like legs, and an elderly and toothless Conan the Barbarian. Chased by wizards and then spurred on by a looming apocalypse, the story ambles though a series of odd and hilarious locations such as a gingerbread house, a stone computer, a trans dimensional store, and ultimately climaxing at the Unseen University in the fabled town of Ankh-Morpork. The tale is fun and unpredictable, but the real joy is the continuous onslaught of humor. Pratchett is relentless and packs in more jokes, puns, and anecdotes in a chapter, than most comedic authors cover in an entire novel.

“The Luggage said nothing, but louder this time.”

Five zany stars for this fantastic romp though the twisted imagination of Sir Terry Pratchett that made me smirk, giggle, snicker, and right larf out loud from Page 1 to ‘The End!" ( )
  Kevin_A_Kuhn | Aug 23, 2021 |
Book 2 in the Discworld series.
Another fun, light read. Plenty of puns and in-jokes to enjoy.
And only 38 more books in the series to go! ( )
  mbmackay | Jul 23, 2021 |
I still feel like The Light Fantastic and The Color of Magic could really be combined into a single larger novel, given that the second takes off running pretty much where there first went off... and promptly dumps Rincewind and Twoflower back onto the disc somehow.

It's an odd little story, jumping from section to section with a whole cast of new bizarre and amusing character (including the spell in Rincewind's head and a small pile of trees) and locations.

Plotwise, we have a red star in the sky, which keeps growing closer, yet no one seems to know why--or at least those who do aren't telling. In order to avert certain doom, all either spells must be said together, including the aforementioned one in Rincewind's head. So of course things have to go sideways first.

It's again not my favorite novel, but if you liked The Color of Magic, you'll probably like The Light Fantastic well enough. Personally, the audiobook is better. This time around, rather than proceeding to Mort (the 3rd Discworld novel published), I'm going to skip to the next Rincewind novel: Sourcery (Discworld #5). We'll see how that goes.

Random fun things I particularly liked about this book:

- The Luggage. It's quite the idea and a lot of fun for a character that can't even speak.

- The Druids and their stone 'computer'. It feels like padding, but it's an interesting aside into what could/probably will be expanded in a later book.

- The shopkeepers. Cursed by some random wizard to never close because they didn't have something in stock. A good example of Prachett taking something you see in the real world and amplifying it. ( )
  jpv0 | Jul 21, 2021 |
I read [b:The Color of Magic|34497|The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1)|Terry Pratchett|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1168566155s/34497.jpg|194190] at least 20 years ago, and loved it, but for some reason never got around to reading any of the others until now. Naturally I'm kicking myself for waiting so long. A complete delight, both exciting and side-splittingly funny. Now to find and read all the rest. ( )
  JohnNienart | Jul 11, 2021 |
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Pratchett, Terryautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Brandhorst, AndreasTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Couton, PatrickTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kirby, JoshAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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It looked like the sort of book described in library catalogues as "slightly foxed", although it would be more honest to admit that it looked as though it had been badgered, wolved and possibly beared as well.
"What is it that a man may call the greatest things in life?"
- "Hot water, good dentishtry and shoft lavatory paper."
You can talk about tramps. You can talk about garlic. You can talk about France. Go on. But if you haven't smelled Ankh-Morpork on a hot day you haven't smelled anything.
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