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Welcome to the Discrworld, where the gods are not so much worshipped as blamed! Terry Pratchett is the world's bestselling writer of comic fantasy. This is the first ever fully-illustrated version of the original Discworld novel. Rincewind the "Wizzard" lives in the city of fair Ankh-Morpork, a metropolis placed atop the Discworld, a flat earth being carried through space on Welcome to the Discrworld, where the gods are not so much worshipped as blamed! Terry Pratchett is the world's bestselling writer of comic fantasy. This is the first ever fully-illustrated version of the original Discworld novel. Rincewind the "Wizzard" lives in the city of fair Ankh-Morpork, a metropolis placed atop the Discworld, a flat earth being carried through space on the backs of four giant elephants, who in turn rest on the back of an even more gigantic celestial turtle, the Great A'Tuin. A failed mage, Rincewind only wants to have a peaceful and unexciting life. So it is extremely unfortunate for him when he runs into the Discworld's first tourist, Twoflower, come sightseeing to Ankh-Morpork from the fabled, and often believed to be mythical, Agatean Empire, accompanied by his homicidally sentient Luggage. As one of the few people able to communicate with Twoflower in a language the tourist understands, the extremely reluctant Rincewind finds himself forced to become Twoflower's guide by Ankh-Morpork's ruler, the Patrician, who fears the Agatean Emperor's wrath should something untoward befall a citizen of that empire within the bounds of crime-ridden Ankh-Morpork. Unfortunately for the city, Twoflower works in "inn sewers ants", and once he explains the concept of people agreeing to pay out if you make a bet with them that your business won't burn down, he inspires the first attempt at insurance fraud on the Disc. As a result, the unlikely companions are forced to flee the burning city, and venture into the wilds beyond. Out of the frying pan, and into the fire...


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Welcome to the Discrworld, where the gods are not so much worshipped as blamed! Terry Pratchett is the world's bestselling writer of comic fantasy. This is the first ever fully-illustrated version of the original Discworld novel. Rincewind the "Wizzard" lives in the city of fair Ankh-Morpork, a metropolis placed atop the Discworld, a flat earth being carried through space on Welcome to the Discrworld, where the gods are not so much worshipped as blamed! Terry Pratchett is the world's bestselling writer of comic fantasy. This is the first ever fully-illustrated version of the original Discworld novel. Rincewind the "Wizzard" lives in the city of fair Ankh-Morpork, a metropolis placed atop the Discworld, a flat earth being carried through space on the backs of four giant elephants, who in turn rest on the back of an even more gigantic celestial turtle, the Great A'Tuin. A failed mage, Rincewind only wants to have a peaceful and unexciting life. So it is extremely unfortunate for him when he runs into the Discworld's first tourist, Twoflower, come sightseeing to Ankh-Morpork from the fabled, and often believed to be mythical, Agatean Empire, accompanied by his homicidally sentient Luggage. As one of the few people able to communicate with Twoflower in a language the tourist understands, the extremely reluctant Rincewind finds himself forced to become Twoflower's guide by Ankh-Morpork's ruler, the Patrician, who fears the Agatean Emperor's wrath should something untoward befall a citizen of that empire within the bounds of crime-ridden Ankh-Morpork. Unfortunately for the city, Twoflower works in "inn sewers ants", and once he explains the concept of people agreeing to pay out if you make a bet with them that your business won't burn down, he inspires the first attempt at insurance fraud on the Disc. As a result, the unlikely companions are forced to flee the burning city, and venture into the wilds beyond. Out of the frying pan, and into the fire...

30 review for The Colour of Magic: Graphic Novel

  1. 5 out of 5

    Melle Baas

    Good book, need to get use the writing style; However when you got use to that.. really good book to read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    C Hellisen

    The Great Pratchett Rereadathon.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Dawn Lawson

    I can't wait until enough time has passed that I have forgotten some of what Terry Pratchett has written, so I can read every word all over again. I am seriously disappointed that he refuses to publish posthumously. If anyone could do it, it would be him. He strikes straight to the heart of the human condition with characters who often aren't human. Funny is not a big enough word to describe what this man has written.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Margaret Hrezo

    This one is for those who believe that all peoples are equal and love a good laugh.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Adam Cleaver

    Comic adaptation of book

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kike Cuan

    The colour of magic with colour

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kasthuri BV

    Loved reading it, reminded me of reading Siruvarmalar as a kid. I am going to try the next books in the series.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Carra

    Sigh. I never did warm up to Rincewind. This did nothing to change my mind, unfortunately.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lateef Amodu

    I haven’t read any of the Discworld novels, so the graphic novel was my introduction to series. This is a fantasy adventure story that takes place on a flat spherical earth like planet (pillared on four elephants and in turn they are on top of a turtle!). It is centred on the calamities of a tourist, his faux wizard tour guide and an adherent walking chest. Overall, I thought it was okay, but the story wasn’t as compelling as I thought it would be. I found it to be a bit random at times and in s I haven’t read any of the Discworld novels, so the graphic novel was my introduction to series. This is a fantasy adventure story that takes place on a flat spherical earth like planet (pillared on four elephants and in turn they are on top of a turtle!). It is centred on the calamities of a tourist, his faux wizard tour guide and an adherent walking chest. Overall, I thought it was okay, but the story wasn’t as compelling as I thought it would be. I found it to be a bit random at times and in some parts of the story I was scratching my head wondering what was going. The illustration is in full colour and done in good detail.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    I want to try and review both this and The Light Fantastic: The Graphic Novel independently from the actual novels, but I think being such a big fan of Terry Pratchett's books it is a bit of an impossibility to entirely split them away from each other. The things I liked about this book: 1. The artwork - it really is quite pretty in most cases, I especially like the use of purple through the pages concerning the Temple of Bel-Shamharoth. 2. The story - the vast majority of it is there. I was worr I want to try and review both this and The Light Fantastic: The Graphic Novel independently from the actual novels, but I think being such a big fan of Terry Pratchett's books it is a bit of an impossibility to entirely split them away from each other. The things I liked about this book: 1. The artwork - it really is quite pretty in most cases, I especially like the use of purple through the pages concerning the Temple of Bel-Shamharoth. 2. The story - the vast majority of it is there. I was worried that in order to cut the book to a sensible size that a lot of the story would be lost. Whilst there is a few losses, they are not so bad as to lose the whole plotline and the feel of the original. It does suffer from losing Pratchett's wickedly insightful asides though. The things that I disliked about this book: 1. The capitalisation of all the text - this wouldn't usually be an issue, but it really does impact on the character of Death. Though that is more obvious in The Light Fantastic: The Graphic Novel than The Colour of Magic: Graphic Novel. 2. The title pages every time the book starts a new 'chapter' - Yes, I know this was originally published in four parts, but I really think it could have been edited out. I just found it a little bit annoying to have the same people's names listed prominantly every 20 pages or so. The things that I wasn't sure about: 1. Rincewind - I still don't think I have found a visual adaptation of him that I am happy with. Though this was closer than the Sky 1 adaptation with David Jason. I did however like Twoflower. I don't think I can really complain about people visualising characters in a different manner to me. 2. Women - It's a real thing that I have seen in graphic novels, that women are always skinny and busty. Now I have no issue with it if it is specific to their character, but even the cut-away to the Agatean Empire 'mother' had a frock which is skintight and very nearly showing off her ladybits! All in all, I did enjoy it and it's not as bad as some graphic novels that I have read. The original source is not my favourite Discworld novel, so it was always going to be a bit difficult to please fully, but I think it worked just about well enough for me. If you've never read the actual novels, don't base your full opinion on them from just this though. I'd read it again, mainly because it doesn't really require me to engage my brain.

  11. 4 out of 5

    sasha

    Although I find Terry's books relatively hard to read, it's always worth it. Terry Pratchett tells stories rapidly but with great detail. His characters are elaborate and interesting and play a part in more than just one of his books, they often appear as secondary characters or are mentioned in other books. So I already heard of Rincewind, the main in this novel, but this was the first time I read about his story. Rincewind is cynical about almost everything that happens. And it seems there is a Although I find Terry's books relatively hard to read, it's always worth it. Terry Pratchett tells stories rapidly but with great detail. His characters are elaborate and interesting and play a part in more than just one of his books, they often appear as secondary characters or are mentioned in other books. So I already heard of Rincewind, the main in this novel, but this was the first time I read about his story. Rincewind is cynical about almost everything that happens. And it seems there is a lot to be happened. (Don't blame me for the syntax, it's Terry's writing that influences me there.) It's comical in how many dangerous situations Rincewind gets and I'd complain about that being unrealistic and constructed if I didn't get the message that it's supposed to be constructed through Rincewind. He sniggers about exactly that more than once, indicating that it's on purpose. With this knowledge, I got to enjoy those ridiculously dangerous adventures. I said the writing is always a challenge. Terry Pratchett likes to write not only fantasy, but talks about topics concerning our world as well as philosophy and religion as well. He tackles subjects I usually talk about in philosophy class. Besides that, he has made up this entire universe with the different people and cities and slangs and accents and I always need a bit to get into them. But then, the book is very smart, funny, and clever. I enjoyed it very much.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Diogo

    The first Discworld novel. The novel that started the most hilarious series I've read. I had to read this one, to figure out how it all started. The creativity that allows for the plots, the amazingly strange and funny characters and the reinvention of our culture is the key to the wonderful writing of Terry Pratchett. That said, this is not one of his best books. It's funny, but for the first time reading a Discworld novel I wasn't laughing the whole time. But it's a good start, Rincewind, Deat The first Discworld novel. The novel that started the most hilarious series I've read. I had to read this one, to figure out how it all started. The creativity that allows for the plots, the amazingly strange and funny characters and the reinvention of our culture is the key to the wonderful writing of Terry Pratchett. That said, this is not one of his best books. It's funny, but for the first time reading a Discworld novel I wasn't laughing the whole time. But it's a good start, Rincewind, Death (my favorite character is on the first novel!), the way magic works and the unavoidable Luggage. For any Pratchett fan this is mandatory reading. The style is different from his later novels, but still takes you into a great story, and he is a wonderful story teller. I have some difficulty reading when he uses British words, I'm not used to it and the dictionary is a good friend there. For those who don't know Pratchett, this is mandatory reading. It's Terry Pratchett! Read something he wrote. If you don't like this book, stop reading, read some of his most recent Discworld novels. When you're ready come back to this one. If either way you don't like his writing... read a lot until you learn to appreciate genius.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Shane Harcombe

    Saw this on the shelf & thought I would see how the great Terry Pratchett read in graphic novel form. The graphic novel was OK, but it really just made me want to go back and read the novel itself. Due to the nature of the medium, much of what makes Pratchett so enjoyable, his word play and use of language, is lost. It has been a long time since I started the discworld series (although Sourcery was the first novel I read) and so it was interesting going back to the beginning. I was reminded t Saw this on the shelf & thought I would see how the great Terry Pratchett read in graphic novel form. The graphic novel was OK, but it really just made me want to go back and read the novel itself. Due to the nature of the medium, much of what makes Pratchett so enjoyable, his word play and use of language, is lost. It has been a long time since I started the discworld series (although Sourcery was the first novel I read) and so it was interesting going back to the beginning. I was reminded that I never warmed to Rincewind as a character and that I enjoy Pratchett's novels that centre around the Witches or Commander Vimes & The Watch much more. This first novel did introduce us to two of his greatest creations, however - Death and the Luggage. It is sad that we will not hear any more from this amazing author.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Aldrea Alien

    This was a pleasant, light and, strangely enough, more entertaining to read than the book it's based off. Certainly amusing enough to quietly while away an hour. Some of the characters weren’t quite how I’d imagined them, in fact some of the outfits look a little goofy, but I’d watched the Colour of Magic miniseries, read the book and flicked through the Art of Discworld well before finding this, so I suppose that is to be expected. But the backgrounds scenes were wonderfully done and on for the This was a pleasant, light and, strangely enough, more entertaining to read than the book it's based off. Certainly amusing enough to quietly while away an hour. Some of the characters weren’t quite how I’d imagined them, in fact some of the outfits look a little goofy, but I’d watched the Colour of Magic miniseries, read the book and flicked through the Art of Discworld well before finding this, so I suppose that is to be expected. But the backgrounds scenes were wonderfully done and on for the story itself ... as far as I can remember, this followed the original story pretty well. Better than what I recall of the miniseries anyway.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Kirrus

    To be clear, this is the second time I've read this book. Just re-reading the series from start to finish, or rather, re-listening. You can tell it's one of the early books in the series, but it lands with a bang, and rolls on from there. Enjoyable story, comedy whilst poking fun at the world. I admit, I giggled more than once.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Pete Brown

    This made me so happy. Even the ending made me happy. I won't give anything away but most of you have probably read it already. I also got terribly distracted and forgot to check this in before I started the next one.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Aaron Caskey

    Something of a dissapointment, the graphic novel lacks so much of Pratchett's wit. At least the art is pretty good.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Whatsupchuck

    My first introduction to the world invented by Pratchett. I found it amusing and clever. I loved the imagination and humor throughout.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Nyonie

    Ah I don’t know, maybe it’s just me but I feel Pratchett’s humor stands out best in written words, where everything is left to the imagination, than in a graphic novel.

  20. 4 out of 5

    kimyunalesca

    4.5

  21. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    I generally like graphic novels but this did nothing for me at all. I am a big Terry Pratchett fan, but will stick to his novels from now on, so that I can use my own imagination.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Paul Moffett

    A quick, funny book. I find Pratchett fun in smallish chunks but his madcap gets tiring after awhile.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Fantastisk Fiktion

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  24. 5 out of 5

    Tereza

  25. 5 out of 5

    Cosmin Merlusca

  26. 5 out of 5

    Pam

  27. 5 out of 5

    Christian Holt

  28. 5 out of 5

    OBiW4NSHiNOBi

  29. 5 out of 5

    Richard Freeman

  30. 5 out of 5

    Miel Sande

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