El color de la magia (The Color of Magic) [NOOK Book]

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En un mundo plano sostenido por cuatro elefantes impasibles -que se apoyan en la espalda de una tortuga gigante- habitan los estrafalarios personajes de esta novela: un hechicero avaro y torpe, un turista ingenuo cuyo fiero equipaje le sigue a todas partes sostenido por cientos de patitas, dragones que solo existen si se cree en ellos, gremios de ladrones y asesinos, espadas mágicas, la Muerte y, por supuesto, un extenso catálogo de magos y demonios... En esta serie de novelas se dan cita todos los temas y ...
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El color de la magia (The Color of Magic)

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Overview

En un mundo plano sostenido por cuatro elefantes impasibles -que se apoyan en la espalda de una tortuga gigante- habitan los estrafalarios personajes de esta novela: un hechicero avaro y torpe, un turista ingenuo cuyo fiero equipaje le sigue a todas partes sostenido por cientos de patitas, dragones que solo existen si se cree en ellos, gremios de ladrones y asesinos, espadas mágicas, la Muerte y, por supuesto, un extenso catálogo de magos y demonios... En esta serie de novelas se dan cita todos los temas y situaciones del género fantástico, visto a través del personalismo y corrosivo sentido de la comicidad del autor inglés Terry Pratchett, que se ha convertido en uno de los escritores de humor de mayor éxito y fama en el mundo.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788499085586
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial España
  • Publication date: 11/26/2010
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Mundodisco Serie, #1
  • Sold by: RANDOM HOUSE MONDADORI
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 428,293
  • File size: 299 KB

Meet the Author

Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett es uno de los escritores más populares en la actualidad. Se le conoce sobre todo por su serie del Mundodisco, de la que ha publicado cuarenta libros, que han sido traducidos a treinta y siete idiomas. Perillán, una novela independiente en la que enlaza con maestría acontecimientos históricos y elementos fantásticos, es el sexto libro del autor pensado especialmente para los lectores más jóvenes, pero que disfrutarán por igual sus seguidores adultos.
Terry Pratchett disfruta del inmenso lujo de haber convertido su mayor afición, escribir historias, en su profesión. Vive en Wiltshire, Gran Bretaña, y se pasa el tiempo detrás de un teclado. La reina de Inglaterra lo nombró caballero de la excelentísima Orden del Imperio Británico y sir Terry decidió que, de acuerdo con su nuevo título, era imprescindible tener una espada. Después de todo, ¿se puede ser un caballero sin espada? Él mismo se la ha fabricado, aunque ha tenido que esconderla porque tampoco querría tener problemas con las autoridades.

Biography

Welcome to a magical world populated by the usual fantasy fare: elves and ogres, wizards and witches, dwarves and trolls. But wait—is that witch wielding a frying pan rather than a broomstick? Has that wizard just clumsily tumbled off the edge of the world? And what is with the dwarf they call Carrot, who just so happens to stand six-foot six-inches tall? Why, this is not the usual fantasy fare at all—this is Terry Pratchett's delightfully twisted Discworld!

Beloved British writer Pratchett first jump-started his career while working as a journalist for Bucks Free Press during the '60s. As luck would have it, one of his assignments was an interview with Peter Bander van Duren, a representative of a small press called Colin Smythe Limited. Pratchett took advantage of his meeting with Bander van Duren to pitch a weird story about a battle set in the pile of a frayed carpet. Bander van Duren bit, and in 1971 Pratchett's very first novel, The Carpet People, was published, setting the tone for a career characterized by wacky flights of fancy and sly humor.

Pratchett's take on fantasy fiction is quite unlike that of anyone else working in the genre. The kinds of sword-and-dragon tales popularized by fellow Brits like J.R.R. Tolkein and C. S. Lewis have traditionally been characterized by their extreme self-seriousness. However, Pratchett has retooled Middle Earth and Narnia with gleeful goofiness, using his Discworld as a means to poke fun at fantasy. As Pratchett explained to Locus Magazine, "Discworld started as an antidote to bad fantasy, because there was a big explosion of fantasy in the late '70s, an awful lot of it was highly derivative, and people weren't bringing new things to it."

In 1983, Pratchett unveiled Discworld with The Color of Magic. Since then, he has added installments to the absurdly hilarious saga at the average rate of one book per year. Influenced by moderately current affairs, he has often used the series to subtly satirize aspects of the real world; the results have inspired critics to rapturous praise. ("The most breathtaking display of comic invention since PG Wodehouse," raved The Times of London.) He occasionally ventures outside the series with standalone novels like the Johnny Maxwell Trilogy, a sci fi adventure sequence for young readers, or Good Omens, his bestselling collaboration with graphic novelist Neil Gaiman.

Sadly, in 2008 fans received the devastating news that Pratchett had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. He has described his own reaction as "fairly philosophical" and says he plans to continue writing so long as he is able.

Good To Know

Pratchett's bestselling young adult novel Only You Can Save Mankind was adapted for the British stage as a critically acclaimed musical in 2004.

Discworld is not just the subject of a bestselling series of novels. It has also inspired a series of computer games in which players play the role of the hapless wizard Rincewind.

A few fun outtakes from our interview with Pratchett:

"I became a journalist at 17. A few hours later I saw my first dead body, which was somewhat…colourful. That's when I learned you can go on throwing up after you run out of things to throw up."

"The only superstition I have is that I must start a new book on the same day that I finish the last one, even if it's just a few notes in a file. I dread not having work in progress.

"I grow as many of our vegetables as I can, because my granddad was a professional gardener and it's in the blood. Grew really good chilies this year.

"I'm not really good at fun-to-know, human interest stuff. We're not ‘celebrities', whose life itself is a performance. Good or bad or ugly, we are our words. They're what people meet.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Terence David John Pratchett
    2. Hometown:
      Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 28, 1948
    2. Place of Birth:
      Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
    1. Education:
      Four honorary degrees in literature from the universities of Portsmouth, Bristol, Bath and Warwick

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    I dont know when you're gonna see this post but honestly....i dont care much. But I think you need to know the truth. After what happened between me and Paul....I felt alone. He matters to me...a lot. The first time I saw him, I tried. I tried to get his attention without talking to him, I tried to be better person. He didnt notice me the first year. But then last year, the moment I stepped foot into band camp, as soon as he saw me, he looked at me, he noticed me. And then, we became friends within a few hours. He started to try...he teased me, he pkayed volleyball as long as I was there. I thought that in the end, it all woukd turn out. But then, he got little overboard and I snapped a little...after that, he didnt look at me the same way. Instead, he turned to my best friend. And it broke me inside. After band camp, I cried for weeks, wishing that everything was different. Honestly, Paul isnt the attractive type unless you look hard enough. And then, I found out that my best friend and him were talking. Honestly, I didnt mind. She deserves him and vise versa. And then you came along. I guess I was craving to feel what my friend was feeling...i wanted to feel loved. I didnt realize it back then, what exactly my reasons were but now, looking back, I know. And when Paul smiled and said hi to me at november conference...maybe I started missing his teasing....missed playing volleyball with him. Im sorry for messing up with your life....I shouldve been smarter. I learned a lesson though and a very valuable one. My friend, she knows probably still have feelings for him and she wants me to be with him but I dont want to make another mistake right now. She likes a different guy. Anyways, I hope that the next girl will be more worthy then me. And maybe...you know...tell her how old you are when you start talking because I never knew (lol). And honestly, dot wanna know. <p> Hope this is the final bye <br> -Liana Troshin

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