C'era una volta l'ottavo figlio di un ottavo figlio, che, naturalmente, era un mago. E poteva anche finire lì? Ma, per ragioni ch'è meglio non indagare, il mago ebbe a sua volta sette figli. E poi un ottavo figlio che era un mago, anzi uno stregone, dai poteri così grandi che avrebbe potuto dominare il Mondo Disco... Per fortuna, si fa per dire, a sconvolgere i suoi piani ci penserà, da par suo, l'eccezionalmente inetto mago Scuotivento'
- ISBN: 885021779X
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 226
Chastity, celibacy, abstinence, contraceptives, and vasectomy all don´t help if determination predicts and wants that the chosen one is born. To do the usual Discworld shattering stuff. One knows these problems with prophecies, long awaited, much turmoil surrounding them, and as soon as they become r Leggi tutto
This is going to sound rather critical despite my rating, but I feel like I ought to be rather honest. The basic over-story is pretty good, as is the action and most of the humor, but there was still swaths of text that felt like it was trying too hard. More funny, more witty, more like Color of Magi Leggi tutto
Sourcery (Discworld, #5; Rincewind #3), Terry Pratchett Sourcery is a fantasy novel by British writer Terry Pratchett, the fifth book in his Discworld series, published in 1988. Death comes to collect the soul of Ipslore the Red, a wizard who was banished from Unseen University for marrying and havin Leggi tutto
What can one say, it had magic, it had heroes (and heroines), it had the Librarian, it had Rincewind, it had The Luggage and it had DEATH . What more do you need for a great Discworld novel. More tomorrow, now where’s that banana 🍌 And so continues my journey through the Discworld novels. I am purpo Leggi tutto
Sourcery is Sir Terry Pratchett’s fifth installment of his brilliantly funny and inventive Discworld series. First published in 1988, this is another Rincewind novel and centers around the Discworld phenomena of the eighth son of an eighth son – of an eighth son!! is a Sourceror, meaning a source of Leggi tutto
Back to the Pratchett reread after skipping Mort . (I love Mort, but I can just about recite it at this point; I didn't need to reread it). On the Discworld the eighth son of an eighth son is a wizard and that would normally be the end of that. But if that wizard also has sons then his eighth son is a Leggi tutto
Best one so far!!
Maybe I am tiring of this series. Maybe this book really was slow. Whatever the case is, I had a difficult time getting into it. The humour was sometimes engaging and sometimes forced. It almost felt like the author was following the formula that had worked in previous books and reproducing it mecha Leggi tutto
2.5 stars. I hate rating this low, but I have to be honest. I spent more time counting off pages to completion than I did on reading it. There were some really funny parts and snippets of awesome. But in the end, it just wasn't connecting with me. It took me a month to finish. Ugh... Still, I certainly Leggi tutto
“Not much call for a barbarian hairdresser, I expect,' said Rincewind. 'I mean, no-one wants a shampoo-and-beheading.” For some reason this, the fifth instalment of the Discworld series, feels the most derivitive and the most puerile in terms of humour. The premise, as much as you can call it that, i Leggi tutto
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