The Discworld Graphic Novels: The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic
  • The Discworld Graphic Novels: The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic
  • The Discworld Graphic Novels: The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic

The Discworld Graphic Novels: The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic

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by Terry Pratchett, Steven Ross
     
 

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In a distant and second-hand set of dimensions, in an astral plane that was never meant to fly . . .

Imagine a flat world, sitting on the backs of four elephants who hurtle through space balanced on a giant turtle. The Discworld is a place (and a time) parallel to our own—but also very different. That is the setting for

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In a distant and second-hand set of dimensions, in an astral plane that was never meant to fly . . .

Imagine a flat world, sitting on the backs of four elephants who hurtle through space balanced on a giant turtle. The Discworld is a place (and a time) parallel to our own—but also very different. That is the setting for Terry Pratchett's phenomenally successful Discworld series, which now celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary.

The Discworld Graphic Novels presents the very first two volumes of this much-loved series in graphic novel form. First published fifteen years ago, these fully illustrated versions are now issued for the first time in hardback. Introduced here are the bizarre misadventures of Twoflower, the Discworld's first ever tourist, and possibly—portentously—its last, and his guide Rincewind, the spectacularly inept wizard. Not to mention the Luggage, which has a mind of its own.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061685965
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/03/2008
Series:
Discworld Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
10.38(w) x 6.64(h) x 0.92(d)

Meet the Author

Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular authors. His acclaimed novels are bestsellers in the United States and the United Kingdom, and have sold more than 85 million copies worldwide. In January 2009, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Pratchett a Knight Bachelor in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry lives in England.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Date of Birth:
April 28, 1948
Place of Birth:
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
Education:
Four honorary degrees in literature from the universities of Portsmouth, Bristol, Bath and Warwick

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Discworld Graphic Novels: The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Moriah More than 1 year ago
Beautiful pictures, interesting characters, and snappy dialogue make this graphic novel a winner. I have yet to read these two books, so I can't say how true to the books the graphic novel is. However, it was lots of fun just as hilarious as any other Terry Pratchett book. Also, sometimes when a book is made into a graphic novel, something is lost. This wasn't the case here, but I think in the case of Rincewind, more characterization would've been nice. He's portrayed as a coward in the books, but that wasn't too apparent here....................... The colorful pictures are full of drama. I gave this book four stars because more characterization would've been nice for Rincewind and at times, especially towards the end of The Color of Magic, I was confused as to what was going on.
lzbuds More than 1 year ago
love love love Pratchett's twist of reality with a sense of humor... lots of humor.. laugh out loud humor
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harstan More than 1 year ago
"The Colour of Magic". Discworld lies evenly flat on four elephants who ride on the back of a turtle orbiting around the universe. Tourist Twoflower from the Agatean Empire on the Counterweight Continent has come to Ankh-Morpork to see the famous sights. Noted loser, drop-out and coward Rincewind the worst wizard is assigned to show the visitor the city or he will lose a few extremities in case he foolishly refuses the kind offer. When an inferno engulfs Ankh-Morpork Rincewind and Twoflower run for their lives with two many legged luggage. Thus starts their miscapades.------------- "The Light Fantastic". Wizard extraordinaire Rincewind and tourist Twoflower escape the void of space at a time when Discworld appears on a course to collide with a red star that at a minimum would destroy the turtle, four elephants the planet and its residents. The great minds know that the eight great magic spells will save the turtle, four elephants, the planet and its residents. Seven spells seem ready for deployment; the eighth resides alone inside the brain of Rincewind.---------- The first two 1980s tales make for a fun graphic novel filled with humor, irony and satire that seems timely as health care for the uninsured, under insured, and economically deprived insured is debated by those who have access to the best in health care on the cheap. The adaptation is fun as Scott Rockwell captures the essence of the misadventures with great minds who belong in Congress debating the gender of the turtle, Cohen the Barbarian explaining the subtly of combat, and Death learning to play bridge before Bill and Ted. The graphics illustrated by Steven Ross enhance the belief that Discworld exists though readers will have their own mental images to compare with. Except for purists, fans of the saga will enjoy this adaptation of the original duology while floating at a turtle's pace through space.-------- Harriet Klausner
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