Eric A Novel of Discworld Discworld s only demonology hacker Eric is about to make life very difficult for the rest of Ankh Morpork s denizens This would be Faust is very bad his work that is All he wants is to fulfill thre

  • Title: Eric: A Novel of Discworld
  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN: 9780061807039
  • Page: 405
  • Format: ebook
  • Discworld s only demonology hacker, Eric, is about to make life very difficult for the rest of Ankh Morpork s denizens This would be Faust is very bad his work, that is All he wants is to fulfill three little wishes to live forever, to be master of the universe, and to have a stylin hot babe.But Eric isn t even good at getting his own way Instead of a powerful demDiscworld s only demonology hacker, Eric, is about to make life very difficult for the rest of Ankh Morpork s denizens This would be Faust is very bad his work, that is All he wants is to fulfill three little wishes to live forever, to be master of the universe, and to have a stylin hot babe.But Eric isn t even good at getting his own way Instead of a powerful demon, he conjures, well, Rincewind, a wizard whose incompetence is matched only by Eric s And as if that wasn t bad enough, that lovable travel accessory the Luggage has arrived, too Accompanied by his best friends, there s only one thing Eric wishes now that he d never been born

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      Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983 In 1987, he turned to writing full time There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal A non Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early 2006 it is also available as a mass market paperback Harper Torch, 2006 and trade paperback Harper Paperbacks, 2006 In 2008, Harper Children s published Terry s standalone non Discworld YA novel, Nation Terry published Snuff in October 2011 Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998, and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick in 1999, the University of Portsmouth in 2001, the University of Bath in 2003, the University of Bristol in 2004, Buckinghamshire New University in 2008, the University of Dublin in 2008, Bradford University in 2009, the University of Winchester in 2009, and The Open University in 2013 for his contribution to Public Service.In Dec of 2007, Pratchett disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease On 18 Feb, 2009, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.He was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in 2010.Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March 2015.

    2 thoughts on “Eric: A Novel of Discworld

    1. 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. Also, I feel I should mention here that this isn't my first time reading Eric. Not my second time, either. It was, however, my first time reading this particular version, the illustrated version.And [...]

    2. 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 true, sure, but what if Rincewind was mistaken for a demon, summoned by a nerdy kid who insists that he is, because, after all, Rincewind came at his demon summoning. :)Or how about Discworld's versi [...]

    3. 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 reason unknown at the beginning, the "demon" he summons is the wizard Rincewind, who was left in the Dungeon Dimensions in the 5th Discworld novel. However, the 13-year-old isn't well isn't the brig [...]

    4. 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. Especially when I am lucky enough to have a first edition paperback complete with beautiful Josh Kirby full colour illustrations. My rating will certainly reflect an extra star for being able to enjoy such lov [...]

    5. 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 Rincewind to his home. Discworld fans and readers may recall that Pratchett left Rincewind in the dungeon dimensions at the end of his 1988 novel Sourcery.I have to concede that the Rincewind novels have [...]

    6. 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 like there is a lot more set up to happen from this premise, but it never comes about. Eric is one of the most barely sketched in of all of the Discworld characters, for all that he is the person whose [...]

    7. Part of the Pratchett reread with the SpecFic Buddy Reads group. For me this is the second time I've read this, and the first time as a purely text book. Back in the day I had a copy of this edition: Eric with the Josh Kirby illustrations.Rincewind, last seen in dire peril (as always) in Sourcery, is summoned from Hell by a teenage demonologist. What follows is a typical Rincewind travelogue from ridiculous situation to ridiculous situation all with deeply witty and sarcastic commentary, both ar [...]

    8. This short Discworld book is Pratchett's take on Faust and I'm very happy to have a Rincewind story to follow Sourcery. Demonology is always interesting and applying this concept to Discworld makes for more very witty and excellent writing. It's very funny, and I enjoyed the character of Eric. It lacks a bit of substance, being such a short book considering most of them are twice as long, but I really enjoyed it! It's a nice, light, in-between read. I can't less than love any Discworld book!

    9. 3.5A diferencia de otros libros de la saga esta es una historia lineal y completa con su inicio, desarrollo y cierre. Tenemos el esperado regreso de Rincewind que esta vez acompañara a Eric un demonologo adolescente que tiene tres deseos, los deseos que todo hombre, ejem, ejem,todo adolescente varón quiere, iremos viendo como el obtendrá sus deseos pero nada de lo que quería. No le doy mas estrellas porque es muy corto y no tan gracioso. Creo que lo que me hace continuar la saga es el person [...]

    10. If "Eric" were a food, it'd be a hot dog. It feels like Pratchett took random bits of humor that weren't good enough to make it in other books, and mushed them all together. Eric is the lips and assholes of Pratchett's storytelling.Eric seems to exist soley to resolve the cliffhanger ending of Sourcery, and it does so with a moderately amusing Deus Ex Machina. The rest of the book is more like a Family Guy episode than a coherent novel.

    11. Rincewind, eveyone's favorite wizard is back in Pratchett's take on Faust. Eric a very young demonologIist summons a demon. What he gets is Rincewind. The Luggage is not far behind. Shorter than most Discworld books, but every bit as funny.

    12. Be careful what you wish foror you may find yourself tripping through time with an incompetent wizard and a ferocious suitcase.You might even wind up in Haitch-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks - the one only Pratchett could invent.Good fun, but not up to the usual Discworld standards.

    13. Rincewind goes to Hell9 February 2013 Eric seems to be that Discworld book that was written after Guards Guards and before Moving Pictures that nobody ever mentions. In fact having a glance over the comments on it seems that it is not all that liked, and when I asked my friend who loves anything that Terry Pratchett writes, he simply said that it was okay, it has its moments, but not one of his best. Mind you we both agreed that the part where they travel to Discworld's version of the Trojan Wa [...]

    14. “What a nice man,” said Eric after awhile. “Um… What are quantum mechanics?”“I dunno. People who repair quantums I suppose.”Eric, book nine in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, is a riot. It stars a pimply, highly intelligent and pompous teenager who is determined to summon a demon so that he might demand riches, glory, and the most beautiful woman alive. What he manages to summon instead is the lovable but luckless Rincewind, well-known by all Pratchett enthusiasts. Eric refus [...]

    15. “There's a door.""Where does it go?""It stays where it is, I think.” Not nearly as funny or eventful following Guards! Guards!, but short and thoroughly entertaining. Rincewind may not be everyone's favourite character, but I like the shenanigans he gets involved with.This is only my ninth Terry Pratchett book and I already feel like this is one of the most important series in my life. You know when you look back on a series wishing you could read it all over again for the first time? I feel [...]

    16. I was expecting this book to be a lot worse than it actually turned out to be (i.e. pretty awesome) based on a few people's lukewarm reactions. I really, REALLY enjoyed the portrayal of the Demon King as a pedantic (if slighly burned out) corporate CEO. The social commentary was spot-on, and as for the humour, it was its usual fantastic self. 4 stars.

    17. Leerlo en inglés fue una mala idea. No puedo hacer una valoración a fondo porque, no nos vamos a engañar, a veces me perdía.Sin duda es un título Pratchett 100%, hilarante, preciso, mordaz y con alusiones constantes a cultura clásica y popular: Fausto, La Divina Comedia, La Odisea, religiones precolombinas y burocracia contemporánea, entre otras.Adjunto unas citas:«Then there was silence, the special kind that you get after a really unpleasant noise».«Even wizards thought demonologists [...]

    18. “‘Multiple exclamation marks,’ he went on, shaking his head ‘are a sure sign of a diseased mind.’”I LOVE TERRY PRATCHETT/DISCWORLD/RINCEWIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ahem. I aten’t crazy. Like a lot of people I first read Pratchett when I was a teenager and have stuck with him well into adulthood. So, going through a dry spell in reading where everything I picked up seemed to, well, suck, I was immediately drawn to a small paperback that’d fallen off my shelf - “Eric”, a [...]

    19. 3.5 starsThis had a lot of really great scenes, and of course I loved seeing Rincewind and Luggage again. But I didn’t enjoy it as much as many of the other books in the series up to now. I may rate this higher upon a reread, however. I believe I was a bit distracted while reading this as it took me much longer to read than it should have given the short length.

    20. “Hell needed horribly bright, self-centered people like Eric. They were much better at being nasty than demons could ever manage”I really love the Discworld in general. Terry Pratchett created a unique world, full of quirks and the absolute unexpected.So, this semester I took a class on Goethe’s Faust at university. It was an intensify reading class and it was fun to get deeper into the material and look at one of the ultimate German classics in a different way. The semester is almost over [...]

    21. Oh, Eric. Where do I even begin?Even though it’s probably the shortest Discworld novel (197 pages in large font), it took me weeks to read. This might have had something to do with the obscene amount of schoolwork my teachers decided to heap on me at the time, but usually I will willingly give up homework, television and social life for a new Pratchett book, and I will do it with a grateful and reverent smile on my face.This one, however . . . not so much.For one thing I think I may be the onl [...]

    22. I picked this up at a used bookstore on Bainbridge Island while on vacation for two reasons -- I really like Sir Terry Pratchett, and this particular novel shares my name. So it seemed like fate I should pick it up. It was so short that I read it mostly in one sitting while still on vacation.Being the ninth Discworld book, this may sound odd, but you can still tell this is early Pratchett, when he was still feeling out the world and the characters. It's still good, solid work, and it has some gr [...]

    23. 3/5 Debo de ser de las pocas, pero me gusta la saga de los magos de Mundodisco. La mayoría de la gente dice que es la más floja, pero yo disfruto con ellos un montón. Rincewind tiene un humor que sale impregnando su cobardía y que hace que me parta de risa en los momentos más inesperados.En este libro volvemos a tener a nuestro "mago" metido en aventuras sin él buscarlas, como siempre, y esta vez acompañado de un joven demonólogo obsesionado con las mujeres y lleno de acné y un loro con [...]

    24. Pretty fun and not horrid were my concluding thoughts upon reading Eric*. Tipping over 200 pages, this is a mercifully short story giving Rincewind just enough leeway to play his hapless, cowardly wizard with the kind heart but not too many opportunities to irritate. As the very first main character in the very first DiscWorld book *, Rincewind occupies a sentimental spot with fans so I do try hard to see why. Though iconic, Rincewind has never quite struck me as a particularly compelling charac [...]

    25. Complete Discworld RereadPay attention, there is a lot going on and less than two hundred pages of large type to get it all in. Rincewind needs out of the Dungeon Dimensions, a young demonologist wants some wishes granted (and needs a cold shower), and several different demons have their own ideas of what should be done. So watch closely, and you will see how the trick is set. Young Eric calls on a demon, Rincewind slips through into the occult circle, and something unknown makes sure Eric gets [...]

    26. Executive Summary: This was a quick read, even for a Discworld book, but not one of my favorites, especially following the excellent Guards! Guards!.Full ReviewIt seems apparent that the Rincewind books are my least favorite sub-series of Discworld. So far I've only really enjoyed The Light Fantastic. It's not that they are bad exactly, they just aren't nearly as good as the City Watch, Death or Witches books have been so far.I'm not particularly fond of Rincewind either. The best part of his bo [...]

    27. Terry trebuie să fie la fel de magic ca vrăjitorii din cărțile lui. Finalul aproape că a salvat cartea care nu mi-a plăcut (nota ar fi 2,4999999999999999(9).Cred că ar fi trebuit să citesc Faust înainte dar știu în mare despre ce era vorba.Eric e un puști de 13 ani care îl invocă pe Vânturache, un fost vrăjitor acum fantomă sau chiar demon. Vânturache pocnește din degete și cei doi sunt transportați în diferite perioade de timp (Eric își pusese 3 dorințe: să conducă lu [...]

    28. A lot of people want to compare this book to the entire series of Discworld books, which is a natural sort of thing to do since Pratchett's popularity is overwhelming these days and he's got a long back catalog to go through for newcomers.So. This was written at a time when he was on fairly good grips with parody, but not yet satire. When a series of small adventures were easier to string together than, say, an engrossing novel-length plot. Rincewind and his Luggage are stock characters, and thu [...]

    29. This was a very short book (Novella? Bookella?) in the Discworld universe, featuring Rincewind. My Kindle edition said it was 149 pages, and it felt even shorter. Apparently it was originally published with illustrations, but I read a non-illustrated version. People had told me the illustrations weren’t necessary to the story, and I agree with them. It was perfectly coherent on its own. Well, as coherent as the Discworld ever is, I guess. :)The basic story is that Rincewind, for reasons not wo [...]

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