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Postby Garfiun » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:34 pm

So I'm looking for a The colour of magic book for a reading copy and came across this one -

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At the top it says "Jerome K Jerome meets lord of the rings (with a touch of peter pan)"

Any info will help.
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Postby LilMaibe » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:41 pm

Hello and weclome to the forum.
What you have there is (most likely) an oddly placed press-echo without an annotiation as to which paper wrote it.
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:55 pm

Hi Garfuin :P

That's the one I've got as paperback.

If you buy the facsimile edition, you get the original wrap plus that one.

As for the quote, it could have been written by the publisher to promote the book. :P
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:10 pm

That's with the Josh Kirby artwork which was done for the 1st time on the Light Fantastic hardback ,then they used that artwork on C.O.M. hardback when it was reprinted.
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Postby Garfiun » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:16 pm

Might be worth me trying to get this then and thanks for the help. :D
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:33 am

Try your local charity shops for the paperbacks there is usually a few turn up quite often.
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Postby Garfiun » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:50 am

Ill actually get time to have a look round the local charity shops Friday for some and there was a big book sale event local to me Saturday just gone there weren't any Discworld books there though. :( I don't want to just keep using ebay and amazon.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:35 am

I can have a look around here for you, if thats any good. :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:59 am

They were having a lot of trouble trying to describe Terry's writing in the early days. So you see a lot of such comparisons - very few of them really work, but you have to remember that this was the first book in the series and the publishers wanted people to be intrigued enough to pick the book up and read it.

So mentioning famous humorous writers such as Jerome K Jerome (Three Men in a Boat) and books such as LOTR and Peter Pan are more marketing ploys than anything.

Terry has said that Discworld is a bit like Middle Earth several hundred years after all the wars, when all the various races settle down and try to get along.

Colour of Magic is a somewhat different Discworld book, but it's very worthwhile reading. :wink:
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Postby Garfiun » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:13 am

I was going to read it again yesterday but noticed my copy is brand new and would rather not crease it. I'll just wait till I get a reading copy before reading the discworld again. And how much is postage on a book like this if anyone found one cheap?
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:23 am

It's one of the skinniest books, so it shouldn't cost much.

You can get copies from Play.com for under £2 with free delivery in the UK. And Amazon has them for even less with free delivery. :D
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:35 pm

Or go to your local library and get it there to read.
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Postby author3 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:44 pm

I have that one as well but then I bought another copy just to be safe
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Postby Garfiun » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:26 pm

Ive been scouring the charity shops of port talbot today and no TP books whatsoever. I picked up 3 early edition Harry Potter books though. Thats the first time I have ever been in a charity shop. Amazon is £1.29 free delivery Ill get that one instead.
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Postby author3 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:55 pm

Good Idea I always use Amazon
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