The Colour of Magic

Shortly after Terry Pratchett died, I read his last Discworld book, the Shepherd’s Crown.  It was a wonderful book, with a beautifully woven story, it made me want to go back and read all the books again.  And so I am, in order (at least the order listed on the Terry Pratchett site itself, though if you’ll search around you’ll find some very pretty charts)

It’s very interesting going back to the first book, the Colour of Magic, after reading his last.  You can really see that he’d developed his craft quite a lot in the intervening time.  It’s still an immensely enjoyable story, but you can see places where things are less polished, and plot elements that don’t quite dovetail together nicely.

I’ve plunged on ahead into the Light Fantastic, and we’ll see how long it takes me to get through the whole set of books.  I’m sure I’ve forgotten a bunch of stories, and there’s probably still one or two books I haven’t even read.  I’m looking forward to revisiting them all again.

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