The Discworld Graphic Novels

The Discworld Graphic Novels

The Colour of Magic &The Light Fantastic

Graphic Novel - 2008
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The first two novels in the best-selling Discworld series come together in a twenty-fifth anniversary, graphic novel edition that includes The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic, about the misadventures of inept wizard Rincewind and a naive tourist called Twoflower, in a flat world on the backs of four elephants balanced on a giant turtle. 25,000 first printing.

HARPERCOLL

“Discworld is more complicated and satisfactory than Oz.”
—A.S. Byatt

 

The Color of Magic and The Light Fantastic—the first two volumes of Terry Pratchett’s phenomenally successful, New York Times bestselling Discworld series—are now available in this special anniversary graphic novel edition. Strikingly illustrated and painstakingly adapted, The Discworld Graphic Novels brings Prachett’s bizarre, outrageous—yet strangely familiar—universe of wizards, witches, vampires, bureaucrats, policemen, golems, dwarves, and living luggage to bold, visual life. The Houston Chronicle calls Terry Pratchett, “J.R.R. Tolkien with a sharper, more satiric edge.” The  Washington Post compares him to Geoffrey Chaucer, while the Chicago Tribune admires his “Monty Python-like plots.” But in truth there’s no one quite like the incomparable Pratchett—on this world or any other.



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A slightly disorganized and somewhat naive interplanetary tourist named Twosome joins up with a bumbling wizard and embarks on a chaotic voyage through a world filled with monsters, dragons, heroes, and knaves.

Publisher: New York : Harpercollins 2008
ISBN: 9780061685965
0061685968
Branch Call Number: GN DISCWORLD
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm

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Jeta Kola Jul 07, 2012

This book is a wonderful view to a comical almost seemingly impossible journey that leads to old heros in need of dentaures, failed sarcastic wizards, idiotic and often mad tourist and more. It is a tale of adventure and comedy. This book is a must read to many fantasy and insult comedy lovers. So please for the sake of all of the Terry Pratchett fans out there, try this book out. (But I do perfer the novels. I suggest you read them)

unbalancedbutfair May 09, 2012

Terry Pratchett is an amazing author and while I am normally a fan of graphic novels I really feel that Pratchett's stories and style don't translate well to the graphic world. The drawings are good the story is still marginally amusing, but while I smirked a few times reading this adaptation I laughed out loud reading the novels. I said "hmm" a couple of times when reading this while I stared into space for minutes at a time wrestling with philosophical concepts when I read the novels. In short this is not a waste of time but really the novels are infinitely better.

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Jeta Kola Jul 07, 2012

It was all very well going about pure logic and how the universe was ruled by logic and the harmony of numbers, but the plain fact was that the disc was manifestly traversing space on the back of a giant turtle and the gods had a habit of going round to atheists' houses and smashing their windows.
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