Friday Book Share #3

It’s Friday! And that can only mean one thing…

It’s #FridayBookShare time! This is a tag created by Shelley Wilson which helps us recommend books to our friends

Do you want to join in? That’s easy! Just complete the following for a book of your choosing:

First line of the book.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Your favourite line/scene.

So what book do I have in store today? It’s none other than The Colour of Magic, in the wonderful Discworld series!


First line of the book

In a distant and second-hand set of dimensions, in an astral plane that was never meant to fly, the curling star-mists waver and part…

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb

On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There’s an avaricious but inept wizard, a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course THE EDGE of the planet…

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Rincewind — A dysfunctional wizard.

Delightful design

Colour of Magic.jpg

Image property of Gollancz

Audience appeal

Fantasy fans with a sense of humour. The whole of the novel—of the Discworld saga, in fact—is written in a comedic style that will make you giggle often, if not laugh out loud. Despite how jokey everything is, the plot itself is pretty serious, and the world is very compelling. I would recommend it to anyone, since I’ve been known people who don’t fancy fantasy getting into the series—and enjoying the ride.

Your favourite line/scene

“It was all very well going on about pure logic and how the universe was ruled by logic and the harmony of numbers, but the plain fact of the matter 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.”


13 thoughts on “Friday Book Share #3

    1. No wonder, it is a wonderful series! Though it may seem daunting, given that it’s 42 books we’re talking about :’D the good thing is that they’re independent from each other, so you can read as many or as few as you want, and in any order you want!

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