- Series: Discworld (Book 2)
- Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Harper; Reprint edition (January 29, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062225685
- ISBN-13: 978-0062225689
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.6 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (414 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
It's just one of those days when nothing seemsto go right—a most inopportune time for thefirst tourist ever to set foot (and carnivorous Luggage) on the Discworld to be extending his already eventful vacation. (Not that he currently has much choice in the matter.) But with a monstrous red star on a direct collision course, the future for the residents of this flat planet carried by four elephants riding on the shell of a giant turtle swimming through space appears uncertain at best. Fortunately, there is one individual who can save Discworld from total destruction. Unfortunately, that hero happens to be the singularly inept wizard Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world.
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Top Customer Reviews
Their madcap series of completely accidental adventures continues, this time in an attempt to save Discworld from a star speeding on a collision course. Along the way, we discover the origins of looting, and dentures, and what happens to legendary heels when they grow old and lose their teeth.
While the madcap adventure is just as humorous in this volume as it was in the first, the overarching narrative is less compelling. I got the impression Pratchett had a bunch of good jokes which the editor cut from the first volume, so he came up with a sequel to use them up! As a result, the jokes really don't hang together as a coherent plot this time.
Despite its shortcomings, it is still,laugh out loud funny, and definitely a valuable addition to the Discworld universe.
I don't plan to read more in the series. Sorry Mr. P!