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As it moves towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, the Discworld has only one possible saviour. Unfortunately, this happens to be the singularly inept and cowardly wizard called Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world... THE FUNNIEST AND MOST UNORTHODOX FANTASY IN THIS OR ANY OTHER GALAXY


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As it moves towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, the Discworld has only one possible saviour. Unfortunately, this happens to be the singularly inept and cowardly wizard called Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world... THE FUNNIEST AND MOST UNORTHODOX FANTASY IN THIS OR ANY OTHER GALAXY

30 review for The Light Fantastic: The Graphic Novel

  1. 5 out of 5

    Juho Pohjalainen

    I just can't take Cohen seriously without his beard. At least he looks better than in the original book cover. I just can't take Cohen seriously without his beard. At least he looks better than in the original book cover.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sky

    4.5

  3. 4 out of 5

    RJC

    Many years ago.....early 1990s....I tried to read the first Discworld novel, (The Colour of Magic), I didnt manage it.....a year or 2 later, I happily read the graphic novel versions, followed by Mort (in normal book form).....I didnt properly manage to read the classic versions of the first 2 novels until I'd read 2 or 3 other Discworld novels. Reading this in graphic novel form does lose some of Pratchett's wit and puns, and all the other little nuances to be found on every reread. Many years ago.....early 1990s....I tried to read the first Discworld novel, (The Colour of Magic), I didnt manage it.....a year or 2 later, I happily read the graphic novel versions, followed by Mort (in normal book form).....I didnt properly manage to read the classic versions of the first 2 novels until I'd read 2 or 3 other Discworld novels. Reading this in graphic novel form does lose some of Pratchett's wit and puns, and all the other little nuances to be found on every reread.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Eike-Henning Nießler

    Though I love the story, and find the illustrations fitting, I can't get over the fact that this graphic novel is bound so badly. I bought this years ago, mind, but by day two, the pages already have gotten loose and so I very seldomly get to just flip through the thing without having to take great care. Maybe it's gotten different since the decades, back when I bought it. Most likely so. But it still irks me. Though I love the story, and find the illustrations fitting, I can't get over the fact that this graphic novel is bound so badly. I bought this years ago, mind, but by day two, the pages already have gotten loose and so I very seldomly get to just flip through the thing without having to take great care. Maybe it's gotten different since the decades, back when I bought it. Most likely so. But it still irks me.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Adam Cleaver

    Comic adaptation of book

  6. 5 out of 5

    itchy

    titular line: p111: "This is the light that lies on the far side of darkness--the light fantastic!" Cohen the Barbarian's got it all: allusion, gore, and old-age difficulties. titular line: p111: "This is the light that lies on the far side of darkness--the light fantastic!" Cohen the Barbarian's got it all: allusion, gore, and old-age difficulties.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Ian

    Review here: https://fsfh-book-review2.webnode.com... Review here: https://fsfh-book-review2.webnode.com...

  8. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    I want to try and review both this and The Colour of Magic: Graphic Novel independently from the actual novels, but I think being such a big fan of Terry Pratchett's books it is a bit of an impossibility to entirely split them away from each other. Well talk about throwing Galder Weatherwax underneath the bus! I cannot believe that Granny will be happy with the substitution of Trymon. I understand that in graphic novel adaptations there is a need to not have too many extraneous characters, but I I want to try and review both this and The Colour of Magic: Graphic Novel independently from the actual novels, but I think being such a big fan of Terry Pratchett's books it is a bit of an impossibility to entirely split them away from each other. Well talk about throwing Galder Weatherwax underneath the bus! I cannot believe that Granny will be happy with the substitution of Trymon. I understand that in graphic novel adaptations there is a need to not have too many extraneous characters, but I always felt that a lot of what I liked about the Discworld and The Light Fantastic is based around the politics within the Unseen University and that is lost by just subbing out the ambitious Trymon for Weatherwax. But oh well... I suppose they retained most of the heart of the story anyway. This book suffers from the same issues as The Colour of Magic: Graphic Novel, mainly beautiful artwork suffering from the lack of Pratchett's witty asides and wider vision. The loss of the capitalisation of Death's vocals (well they are capitalised, but so is everyone else) loses a lot of what really makes Pratchett's Death who he is. It's still not the Rincewind of my mind (that hasn't changed since the first book) but then as I said in that review, you can't really complain if people visualise characters differently to you. An enjoyable diversion of a book, but please do NOT judge Terry Pratchett's entire Discworld series on these graphic novels, because they really are not a patch on the actual novels.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Leni Iversen

    The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic are perhaps my least favourite books in the Discworld universe. I just think Pratchett got better as he got going. But revisiting The Light Fantastic as a graphic novel was neat. It works well like that. Nice way of getting a repetition of the story. I think I might recommend reading both The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic as graphic novels for those not yet familiar with Discworld. After that introduction you can then jump into reading the re The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic are perhaps my least favourite books in the Discworld universe. I just think Pratchett got better as he got going. But revisiting The Light Fantastic as a graphic novel was neat. It works well like that. Nice way of getting a repetition of the story. I think I might recommend reading both The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic as graphic novels for those not yet familiar with Discworld. After that introduction you can then jump into reading the rest of the many, many wonderful books.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Fi's Journey

    The Light Fantastic in this Graphic Novel edition by Terry Pratchett was a fun read! I really like how Terry Pratchett created and introduced the Disc-world Universe and with all the fun characters like Death, the "First Tourist", Rincewind and the Rock Giants. I will definitely read more of his Discworld Novels. It sounds very intriguing and like a lot of fun! The Light Fantastic in this Graphic Novel edition by Terry Pratchett was a fun read! I really like how Terry Pratchett created and introduced the Disc-world Universe and with all the fun characters like Death, the "First Tourist", Rincewind and the Rock Giants. I will definitely read more of his Discworld Novels. It sounds very intriguing and like a lot of fun!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kirsty

    You don't need me to tell you that Terry Pratchett is a master storyteller. It brings beautiful visuals to an already successful novel with wonderful beloved characters who come to life more vibrantly through the graphic novel. It's very much worth picking up and dedicating an afternoon of your time. You don't need me to tell you that Terry Pratchett is a master storyteller. It brings beautiful visuals to an already successful novel with wonderful beloved characters who come to life more vibrantly through the graphic novel. It's very much worth picking up and dedicating an afternoon of your time.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Fantastisk Fiktion

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  13. 4 out of 5

    Angela Randall

    We also own the novel version: The Light Fantastic We also own the novel version: The Light Fantastic

  14. 5 out of 5

    Desertorum

    Fun as Terry Pratchett always is. But I prefer a little more books over comics in this matter. The drawing style wasn´t maybe for me. But still very enjoyable.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Vickie

    Just not one of my favorites, even though it includes Death.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Samuel Pua

    Good continuation of the previous book

  17. 5 out of 5

    Mira

    Enjoyed the graphic twist on the conventional Terry P novel but prefer to imagine the characters in my head than have them all drawn out :)

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ali Falconer

  19. 5 out of 5

    Karl Hickey

  20. 5 out of 5

    Alicja Pazdur

  21. 5 out of 5

    Gordie Noye

  22. 4 out of 5

    myf

  23. 4 out of 5

    Paula

  24. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Harris

  25. 5 out of 5

    Rosanna

  26. 4 out of 5

    Riddle

  27. 4 out of 5

    Dale Hawley

  28. 4 out of 5

    Gino van Weenen

  29. 4 out of 5

    Melanie Reap

  30. 4 out of 5

    Alice

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