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TEDIOUS, FUZZY AND LOST
on July 17, 1999
This second book of the discworld series isn't sharp as Colour of Magic or Strata (by the way, I recommend you read STRATA before Cof M). Rincewind & Twoflowers endless "run" gets to be quite TEDIOUS to say the very least!
Rincewind himself sums it up, "This sort of thing happens to me all the time. One minute I'm falling off the world, then I'm inside a book, then I'm on a flying rock, then I'm watching Death learn how to play Weir or Dam or what ever it was, why should I wonder about anything." Right.
I came to the point, more than a few times, where I did not care any more and had to put the book down before I became utterly disenchanted (didn't work) It quickly STALLED then staled then slogged on to a exceptionally boring ending.
I found myself skipping pages which is sure sign things aren't going right. Anyway... I was glad it was over, ay! :o)
Being this book is part of a series, I can't actually give a yes/no recommendation. Again, I do (highly) recommend you read STRATA (I really loved Strata) then Colour of Magic (terrific!). LUGGAGE is my favorite "character" :o)
I do believe I'll wait about a month ... before starting Equal Rites (3rd in series)