The Colour of Magic was a decent book, and funny, but compared to later works, I think it was trying too hard to be funny.
Yami: Wanna play a game? Ushio: What sort of game- Yami: First one to die loses! Ushio: ... Yami: Look! the Queen of Spades! Ushio: What does that do- Yami: You lose! Ushio: *falls* UAHHHHHHHHH! -YuGiOh Season Zero Abridged
I like it a lot, loved the parodies in it as soon as I read the bit about the two unsavory rouges walking up the road I had to buy it as Fritz Lieber is one of my favorites, then I noticed a small tear in the dust jacket at the bottom and put it back on the shelf saying to myself I come next week when they have more in and get it, but it was the Colin Symthe edition :r but of course the rest is history.
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
I haven't disliked any Pratchett I've read yet, and I hesitate to say there are some I don't love, but I love some more than others I love many more than Colour of Magic, but I still liked that a lot. I have grown very fond of Rincewind.
I can't vote, I need another option :
loved it first time I read it, my first Pratchett book, fell in love with it and started looking for anything I could find of his, but now compared to the others it's almost nothing, tried to reread it and got bored
I think it starts well. The segment in Ankh Morpork and the Sending of Eight segment are both very funny. But then it gets into the tiresome Pern spoof that just goes on and on with nothing amusing or illuminating to say. The final segment is better, but still not as good as the start of the book. The Light Fantastic was a major improvement in that it had a more focused plot and there seemed to be a bit more thought put into it than just random spoofs.
I was not that taken with CoM or LF but in saying that, they were not the first Discworld books I read so I was used to the different writing style. I don't plan to read them again but even though I did not like them much, I'm still glad I read them.
Love it. Even after reading almost every other Discworld book (except for The Truth) it's still one of my faves. I like weird adventures with a road trip feel to them. I hate the movie though.
I'm a bit of a weirdo apparently since I prefer the older books to the new ones. I liked Ankh-Morpork as the dirty lawless city it was in the beginning. The whole civilisation going on on the disc makes me uncomfortable.
Loved it the first time I read it (my introduction to Discworld) and I still love it now as I can read it with all the enthusiasm I did back then. I agree there are better works out there now but Rincewind is still my favourite character and I'm still hoping for more works involving him.
liked it,I read it recently but couldn't get into it properly for several reasons,the edition I was reading had a slightly larger typeface than i'm used to so for me it didn't 'feel' like discworld.Also I had seen the movie before I read it so half the time I knew more about what was going on than the characters which spoilt it a bit.
Proof that L-Space exists in this universe
Fact 1:Heavier things distort time and space more Fact 2:A page with ink on it is heavier than an unprinted page Conclusion:A book distorts time and space more than blank papers