Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett


I read Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett as required reading for a course. I enjoyed it the first time and again the second time and even the third time. I loved the quirky comments that put a smile to my face. The characters stood out and I am on the lookout for a little cat and rat figurine to put on my shelf.

This year I will start to go through the DiscWorld series, starting with The Colour of Magic. This time I am recording some of the quirky comments and quotes that grab my attention.

Here are some of them:

Page 165
It was a backwards memory of an event in his future too terrifying that it had generated harmonics of fear all the way along his lifeline.
This was not the event, but it was good practice for it.


" `Why must you always panic ?' asked Twoflower petulantly.
`Because the whole of my future life just flashed in front of my eyes, and it didn't take very long, [...].'"
- Rincewind panics

Kring - "What I'd really like to be a ploughshare. I don't know what that is, but it sounds like an existence with some point to it."

Page 199
Rincewind speaking to Twoflower
"Don't you get scared of heights?" he managed to ask.
"No" he said, "why should I? You're just as dead if youfall from forty feet as you are from four thousand fathoms, that's what I say."

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