Eric (Discworld Series #9)

Eric (Discworld Series #9)

by Terry Pratchett
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Eric (Discworld Series #9) by Terry Pratchett

Discworld's only demonology hacker, Eric, is about to make life very difficult for the rest of Ankh-Morpork's denizens. This would-be Faust is very bad...at his work, that is. All he wants is to fulfill three little wishes:to live forever, to be master of the universe, and to have a stylin' hot babe.

But Eric isn't even good at getting his own way. Instead of a powerful demon, he conjures, well, Rincewind, a wizard whose incompetence is matched only by Eric's. And as if that wasn't bad enough, that lovable travel accessory the Luggage has arrived, too. Accompanied by his best friends, there's only one thing Eric wishes now -- that he'd never been born!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061807039
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Series: Discworld Series
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 73,506
File size: 310 KB

About the Author

Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, was the author of more than 70 books, including the internationally bestselling Discworld series of novels. His books have been adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. In January 2009, Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry, who lived in England, died in March 2015 at the age of 66.

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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Eric (Discworld Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
GrahamCDowns More than 1 year ago
Hallo, Rincewind! This book serves as a sequel to Sourcery, which left our favourite wizard trapped in the Dungeon Dimensions. It concerns a pimply faced demonologist called Eric, trying to summon forth a demon, to grant him three wishes. Instead, he summons Rincewind. The thing is, it's an oddity. It seems to exist solely as an excuse to bring Rincewind back. I'm not sad that Rincewind is back, I like the little inept wizard; it's just that it seems that the book wasn't thought through properly. It's less than half the length of most other Pratchett novels. For someone new to the series, I wouldn't recommend it because it doesn't do a very good job of introducing the characters. As a continuation of the Discworld saga, it does nothing to advance the world. Oh, there are a couple of promising leads in the beginning, involving the wizards of Unseen University and our other favourite character, Death, but they never materialise. It's just disjointed. Still, it's got Rincewind, and it's got Pratchett's trademarked humour, so I quite liked it. But honestly, that was the only difference between a two and a three star rating, for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story abruptly end on about page 85 with no meaningful resolution for the main characters. Up to that point, there were some amusing exploits, but the reader is left wondering what's the point. Out of all the DW series, this was the only disappointment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terry Pratchett is a great wit and comes up with really inventive spoofs of our world. Eric is just another example. Of course, if you've invented your own universe (Discworld) you;ve given yourself to do mirror image twisted humor on our world if you want. But he also can turn a great phrase. I've read about 12-15 of his novels and they never fail to satisfy me. If you like fantasy with a sense of the wacky. This is your guy. Since he's written dozens of them, you can go along for a long time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having read Faust in English class in school, I couldn't stop laughing at the way Pratchett manages to turn every aspect of the fall of Faust (Eric) into a comic romp. I would strongly advise it to all in need of a good laugh.
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