Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Light Fantastic

The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett is 2nd in the Discworld series. I read The Color of Magic, the 1st in the series, years ago but didn't follow up with the others. The Younger Son has been enjoying them, though, and so I borrowed the next one from him. I think this is better than the original. I was laughing out loud and reading sections of it to The Husband as he tried to sleep. I'm looking forward to the third one.

One SFSignal review gives it 3 out of 5 stars, saying,
The Light Fantastic is a true novel-length story. Sadly, that story does not take a whole novel to tell. The result is a fair number of times when the book seemed to plod along too slowly despite the humor.
while a different reviewer at that site gives it 4 1/2 out of 5 stars calling it "a very strong Discworld novel".

There is a section of the author's site devoted to the series. The wiki devoted to Pratchett in general and Discworld in particular has lots of information.

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