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Sourcery (1988)

de Terry Pratchett

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Sèrie: Discworld: Rincewind (3), Biblioteca Terry Pratchett (05)

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Sourcery, a hilarious mix of magic, mayhem, and Luggage, is the fifth book in Terry Pratchett's classic fantasy Discworld series. Rincewind, the legendarily inept wizard, has returned after falling off the edge of the world. And this time, he's brought the Luggage. But that's not all Once upon a time, there was an eighth son of an eighth son who was, of course, a wizard. As if that wasn't complicated enough, said wizard then had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son - a wizard squared (that's all the math, really). Who of course, was a source of magic - a sourcerer. Will the sourcerer lead the wizards to dominate all of Discworld? Or can Rincewind's tiny band stave off the Apocalypse?… (més)
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It's not easy to write good comedy, and it's significantly harder to write good parody. So I can only imagine how difficult it must be to create satire that is not just meant as a one-off gag, but is in fact an entire fantasy series in its own right, with lore and worldbuilding and continuity that surpasses most of the things it's lampooning.

Sourcery is my first Discworld book, though of course I've heard of both the series and the author for decades. I knew that it - and he - had a great reputation, and after finishing the book I can say it is well earned if only for his ability to thread this particular needle.

The most important part of a comedy is that it's funny, and Sourcery is very funny. Jokes are delivered at a rate equivalent to a belt-fed mounted machine gun. Even if one joke fails to land, you barely need to wait for the next sentence before a new one is attempted. There's puns, irony, satire, poop jokes, deep references, obvious references, and tons of meta jokes that could really only be told in literary form.

It's remarkable, often brilliant, sometimes distracting, and other times... a little annoying.

Sourcery is firmly a fantasy novel, and it's trying to tell you a story like one, with worldbuilding and adventure and character arcs that one expects. Most of the time the humor adds to the tapestry being presented, but not always. It's a book that doesn't take itself seriously, yet it still makes the attempt to tell a real story, with real stakes and character motivations and tension. It's a difficult balancing act, and not an altogether successful one. The prose constantly undercuts itself, oscillating between Loony Toons logic and real (well, fantastical) logic without much of a breather in between.

It's a bit of a mishmash, and you can imagine a creative process in which the phrase "cut that, it doesn't fit" was rarely said.

Take Conina. She's a stealthy master thief, yet also an extremely violent barbarian, but really, she just wants to be a hairdresser. She's descended from Cohen, and like him her name is a pun. She is the love interest of 2 (maybe 3) men and a treasure chest. She's serious and smart except when she's dumb and naive. Of the 4(ish) members of the party, she's generally most competent, but I had no idea what her motivation was for remaining in the story, and I think you could have probably cut her after the first 50 pages without losing anything.

It's mostly obvious which parts of Conina are meant to be silly jokes and which are meant to be serious characterization. But when you smash all those traits into a single character, and the primary supporting role no less, it just doesn't gel right.

It's like eating a tasty meal that nevertheless feels off, as if the ingredients weren't measured in the right ratio, or didn't fully combine in the cooking process.

I liked Sourcery, and I think I'll read more Discworld books someday, but only when I'm in the mood for its particular brand of food. ( )
  MKMILQUETOAST | Jul 18, 2024 |
Te quiero mucho Equipaje *le limpia la sangre de la tapa y le da un besito* ( )
  aurirua | Jun 7, 2024 |
Hilarious, as usual. ( )
  Elanna76 | May 2, 2024 |
My current Discworld journey is following Rincewind (and Luggage) for now and this was a nice follow-up to the first two books, though not something that really swept me up. I do think Rincewind continues to show growth (while also still being a cowardly, charming, idiot) and it was nice to meet a new character related to one we've met before. This book could have used more Luggage though! This is another "stop the world from ending" book, but I feel like the "how" of how it could happen brought a fresh perspective. I'm happy to continue my Rincewind journey. ( )
  MillieHennessy | Apr 1, 2024 |
Credo che Stregoneria sia uno dei libri sull'essere umano più belli che abbia mai letto nella mia vita. Terry Pratchett era maledettamente bravo a parlare degli umani vizi e delle umane virtù.

Come l'eroismo, che, a ben vedere, può rientrare in entrambe le categorie. Fare gli eroi, a patto di uscirne vivi, ci piace un sacco. E, se proprio bisogna morire nel tentativo, che almeno si parli di noi, che le nostre gesta siano narrate in grandiosi poemi e che nostre statue siano sistemate nelle piazze centrali. Così la pensa il povero Scuotivento, mago incapace amante della noia più noiosa, che, suo malgrado, si ritrova sempre in avventure pericolosissime e per niente noiose, pensate un po'! E non importa che tenti di spiegare ai suoi interlocutori che lui proprio non è tagliato per le situazioni potenzialmente letali. Ci ha provato, ma non capisce come funzionino.

Figuriamoci se si ritrova invischiato nel Trionfo dei Giganti del Ghiaccio, nell'Apocalisse, nell'Ora del Tè degli Dei con la fastidiosa consapevolezza di essere l'unico mago, benché inetto, in grado di fare qualcosa per evitare la catastrofe. Per fortuna è stato “aiutato” dalle circostanze, che hanno visto Morte e i Quattro Cavalieri dell'Apocalisse appiedati dal furto delle loro cavalcature, nonché dalla dimenticanza di questi ultimi, dimenticanza indotta dai piaceri dell'alcol...

Tuttavia, ciò che ha davvero aiutato Scuotivento a salvare il mondo è stato il suo cronico essere dovunque fuori posto nel mondo. Tutti vi direbbero che affrontare uno stregone capace di aprire uno strappo nella sua dimensione armati di un mattone infilato in un calzino sia quanto meno fuori luogo. O, almeno, fuori di testa.

Eppure salverà il mondo (leggi: metterà in moto eventi che condurranno alla salvezza del vecchio, caro mondo). Perché? Perché, una volta appurato che le soluzioni consuete non funzionano, sarà salutare passare a quelle non convenzionali. Come un mattone in un calzino, che è così ridicolo da distogliere l'attenzione di uno stregone soggiogato dal suo strumento-di-potere-barra-padre-padrone in modo da fargli vedere il mondo dalla sua personale prospettiva.

Sembra assurdo (come la sfida Mattone Nel Calzino contro Bastone Da Stregone... o l'ho già detto?), ma è sorprendente vedere quanto ancora oggi ci facciamo inibire dagli altri, lasciando loro determinare la nostra vita senza neanche rendercene conto. E, come dice Scuotivento, gli altri riescono sempre a fare la cosa sbagliata nei nostri confronti. Già è difficile capire chi siamo e cosa vogliamo, figuriamoci se si intromettono pure tizi a caso con presunti manuali delle istruzioni. Che poi, diciamocela tutta, il manuale delle istruzioni del frullatore non vi aiuterà a capire come funziona il vostro frigorifero... ( )
  lasiepedimore | Sep 1, 2023 |
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Many years ago I saw, in Bath, a very large American lady towing a huge tartan suitcase very fast on little rattly wheels which caught in the pavement cracks and generally gave it a life of its own. At that moment the Luggage was born. Many thanks to that lady and everyone else in places like Power Cable, Neb., who don't get nearly enough encouragement.
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The subject of wizards and sex is a complicated one, but as has already been indicated it does, in essence, boil down to this: when it comes to wine, women and song, wizards are allowed to get drunk and croon as much as they like.
Two thousand years of peaceful magic had gone down with the drain, the towers were going up again, and with all this new raw magic floating around something was going to get very seriously hurt. Probably the universe.
Strangely enough, he wasn't particularly angry. Anger is an emotion, and for emotion you need glands, and Death didn't have much truck with glands and needed a good run at it to get angry. But he was mildly annoyed. He sighed again. People were always trying this sort of thing. On the other hand, it was quite interesting to watch, and at least this was a bit more original than the usual symbolic chess game, which Death always dreaded because he could never remember how the knight was supposed to move.
There was a pause full of philosophy.
They convinced him that he wasn't mad because, if he was mad, that left no word at all to describe some of the people he met.
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Sourcery, a hilarious mix of magic, mayhem, and Luggage, is the fifth book in Terry Pratchett's classic fantasy Discworld series. Rincewind, the legendarily inept wizard, has returned after falling off the edge of the world. And this time, he's brought the Luggage. But that's not all Once upon a time, there was an eighth son of an eighth son who was, of course, a wizard. As if that wasn't complicated enough, said wizard then had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son - a wizard squared (that's all the math, really). Who of course, was a source of magic - a sourcerer. Will the sourcerer lead the wizards to dominate all of Discworld? Or can Rincewind's tiny band stave off the Apocalypse?

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