The Light Fantastic | Terry Pratchett | Review

“‘This is no way to treat a book,’ he said. ‘Look he’s bent the spine right back. People always do that, they’ve got no idea of how to treat them.'”





As it moves towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, the Discworld has only one possible saviour. Unfortunately, this happens to be the singularly inept and cowardly wizard called Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world …


I think I have a new obsession guys, this series is just brilliant. I managed to finish the first book yesterday and finished The Light Fantastic in one sitting today, I just cannot get enough of it.

I just love Terry Pratchett’s imagination, I am so mesmerised by it! I love the Discworld so much, with every turn of the page something unbelievable happens and I just cant wait to find out what Terry has in store for us next. I really liked the plot of this book, probably more so that I did The Colour of Magic. Probably because everything is even more bizarre but with a bit more substance now we have a bit more of an understanding regarding the world and the characters.

Oh I love the characters. Rincewind and Twoflower are one of my favourite double acts, I love how they bounce off each other. Twoflower’s naivety is brilliant and makes for good reading. The humour in The Light Fantastic did not disappoint and it had me laughing throughout its entirety. The new characters and creatures we are introduced to are really enjoyable and I really enjoyed getting to know them and following them on their journey. Also special mention to Luggage, I love Luggage so much. Honestly such an imaginative and brilliant character.

Don’t get me wrong, I am still so confused about what I have just written. I have found with both books I have read so far I’ve had to go back and read certain bits just to make sure I have read what I thought I had. I think this is what makes Terry Pratchett unique. I mean a Luggage character that bites people, any other author who had written about that I would have criticised .. Terry Pratchett wrote about it? Fantastic, give me more Luggage characters called Luggage that bite. I just can’t get enough.

Literally Pratchett could have written a manual on how to watch paint dry and would still make it interesting. I am at awe of his mind, no one can compare to him ever. I definitely suggest that you pick this series up. I was given warnings about these two books not being the best in the series as Terry said himself. But I actually really enjoyed them, a lot more than I anticipated. If these are his worst books in the Discworld series then I can’t wait to see what is next!

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