Eric, giovanissimo demonologo di Ankh-Morpork, nel «Mondo Disco», ha trovato il modo di evocare un demone che esaudirà ben tre suoi desideri. Le solite cose: il dominio del mondo, l'amore della donna più bella di tutti i tempi e l'immortalità. Peccato che, invece del demone atteso, nel cerchio appaia Scuotivento, il mago più inetto e incapace di tutti gli universi, alla disperata ricerca di una via d'uscita dalle Dimensioni Occulte di cui è rimasto prigioniero. E cosa ben peggiore, dove c'è Scuotivento c'è anche il suo pericolosissimo e ostile accessorio da viaggio: il Bagaglio di pero sapiente. Si dice che "si versano più lacrime per le preghiere esaudite che per quelle non accolte". Infatti Eric avrà esattamente quanto ha chiesto... E rischia di avere tutta l'eternità per pentirsene!
- ISBN: 8850218400
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 154
Don´t play with dark magic, it could be that Rincewind and the notorious pearwood chest return from other dimensions instead of the wished Jinn, fairy, or, in this case, demon or, why not, the dark lord himself. Pratchett´s second novel with classic novels as inspirations, it´s more dynamic and quick Leggi tutto
I felt surprisingly lukewarm about this book, given that it's written by one of my favorite authors of all time. Part of this was the fact that it's some of his earlier work. (It's odd to think of an author's 9th book in a series as "early" work) In my opinion his later stuff was much, much stronger Leggi tutto
I will write more tomorrow, but I just want to apologise to die hard Sir Terry fans for my rating. I just thought it was weak and whilst amusing in parts even Rincewind and the Luggage didn’t make me laugh out loud. It was Pratchett- lite ! And for once it is tomorrow that I write this review, mainl Leggi tutto
Sir Terry Pratchett’s 1990 Discworld offering (and 9th in the series) sees a return of Rincewind in this most Douglas Adamsesque of his books. A subtle parody of Goethe’s Faust, we find a young Ankh-Morpork demonologist, Eric, who has drawn a magic circle to summon a demon and instead brings Rincewin Leggi tutto
Eric is an oddity. Although it's the ninth Discworld novel to be published, it feels curiously scrappy and unfinished, like a fragment of juvenilia. It's set up as a parody of Faust ; it feels like there's a lot more that could have been done with the novel based on this premise. In fact, it feels li Leggi tutto
What a romp! And I mean that in the best possible way! The last book featuring Rincewind wasn't too much to my liking but this much shorter novel was perfect from start to finish. It's about the titular Eric, who is a teenager who dabbles in the art of summoning demons like his grandfather. For some Leggi tutto
Jamás pensé que diría esto, pero qué placer reencontrarme con Rincewind. Su subsaga, y por ende la de los magos, siempre ha sido mi menos favorita de Mundodisco, pero este libro ha sido toda una delicia, lleno de aventuras sin parar. Hacía tiempo que no tenía que parar la lectura de un libro de Mund Leggi tutto
Technically I've read Eric out of sequence, but as anyone who has been following my reread of the greatest sequence of fantasy novels ever written will know, I've been "reading" the audiobooks whilst "running" around in circles and at 126 pages Eric is certainly not suited to such a thing. Especiall Leggi tutto
“It’s Death, Archchancellor,” said the Bursar patiently. “Eh?” “It’s Death, sir. You know.” “Tell him we don’t want any,” said the old wizard, waving his stick. And that’s the reason you should read Pratchett.....
This is my second read and my reaction is pretty much the same as the first time. Rincewind is funny. Or rather, the situations he always gets into showcases the Discworld in awesomely epic ways and we always get vast adventures. Usually with some kind of weird sidekick and a healthy dose of Death. All Leggi tutto
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