Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A book a day Nov 13

Another day, another book, life has left me feeling slightly grumpy and somewhat bemused at the machinations of the church, but going into detail won't help so I won't say any more. So what better than something funny as an antidote...




Terry Pratchett has a great style, a seriously funny attitude and a turn of phrase that can have you aching with laughter. His mythological, mystical realm of 'discworld' is full of wit and wisdom, and reflects the absurdity of our own world whilst being totally enclosed in a world of his own. This is a world of magic, dragons, monsters and mayhem, with wizards in the 'unseen university' who have little clue of what the world is about, witches who are basically purveyors of common sense and a small group of people who do have a clue desperately trying to keep things together. The Colour of Magic is the first in the series, of which there are lots now, and the beginning of a long and very funny journey. As you can see it has been reprinted with a different cover, so I thought i should include that above as well as the excellent Josh Kirby original cover...

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