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The Light Fantastic (Discworld Series #2)

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  • Posted October 4, 2009

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    The odd man out.

    The Light Fantastic is a bit of an odd man out in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series in that it's the only one that really should be read in order. Most of this fantastic series can be read as a stand alone, in whatever order one feels (odd in and of itself for such a large series). The light Fantastic is the followup to Pratchett's Discworld debut The Color of Magic, in which our erstwhile hero Rincewind continues his journey with the Discworlds first tourist, the indomitable Two Flower. It is every bit as offbeat, witty and strangely poignant as the first, and certainly a good start to one of the most interesting fantasy worlds ever created. Highly recommended.

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  • Posted November 18, 2008

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    Loved it!

    This book continues on with Rincewind and Twoflower's journey, and you find out how much of a "Wizzard" Rincewind truly is. Rincewind continues on his desperate attempts to keep the idiot Twoflower from getting them all killed, and along the way they meet some new friends and even more enemies.

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

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    It was the 1st fantasy comedy I ever read

    This is a fun, warm, and fuzzy book. Too short for my liking, but hey! Terry is the man. I prefer the disc world series of old to the more complicated stuff he writes these days...

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2000

    Not quite the usual

    I have the same probems with this book as with the previous one. It did not have quite the fun value or the length of current installments. Plus editing had some major mistakes. And I really really disliked the Spells' reset button Intervention.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    The sequel you wanted

    If you've read The Color of Magic this is the sequel you want. A great continuation of a great story.

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  • Posted October 5, 2011

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    The Sequel is as Good as the First

    This sequel to Color of Magic ends a great introdcution to the Discworld series, perticularily the tale of Rincewind, the less than apt wizard. There are quite a number of laugh out loud moment, without the allegory found in the later novels. After some time away from this book, I am glad to say that Sir Prattchet holds up after the years have passed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2000

    Early Edition

    The Light Fantastic is a very good story written by Pratchett in the early days of Discworld. I first read the book when i was twelve, and at the time hadnt understood all the jokes and plot(Considering I hadnt read The Color of Magic), Yet to read both now was very satisfying and feel that the original Discworld novels are the best, even though parts such as the Dragons, and the monster warp reality a little inconsistently.

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