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Fiction - Fantasy - ISBN: 0451453573

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Excellent

“Late Night Addiction”

published 12/09/2001

ProVery entertaining and you can’t go wrong

Consnone what-so-ever

There are books you read because they’ve been recommended, ones that are well know classics, ones by your favourite author and ones that are about stuff your interested in. But if you want a good light hearted read then Terry Pratchett’s your man. Its only been the last couple of...

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ProFunny, light reading...

Cons... lacks subtlety, not one of the best Discworld ...

Eric is one of the earlier Discworld novels (8th in the sequence, in fact), and deals with the trials and tribulations of an adolescent Demonologist. He tries to perform a tricky demon-summoning rite and ends up with... well, not exactly a demon as such... For those uninitiated into the world of...

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Super

ProA humorous take on a story that otherwise may have...

ConsMay require some prior familiarity with the Discwo...

Eric is, quite simply, a re-telling of the famous Faust story. However, that doesn't necessarily make it bad. Rather, it brings the story to a new generation of readers, a new set of people who may otherwise have never heard of it. Terry Pratchett often parodys real-world situations, cliches and...

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Excellent

“Short but sweet”

published 10/08/2000

ProGood story

ConsBut it's short

While without a doubt, the shortest Discworld book ever it’s also one of the funniest. The story is based around Rincewind and the Luggage (Who along with Death are my favourite characters) as well as a teenage Demonologist known as, Eric. It all begins with Rincewind being mistaken for a Demon...

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“A strange idea”

published 17/04/2001

ProIt's Pratchett. It involves Rincewind....

Cons... but there's not that much of it, without the g...

At its simplest, Eric is simply a Discworld-flavoured rewrite of Faust. A young man sells his soul to the Devil in return for, well, the sorts of thing the young man would generally sell his soul for. But this is a Discworld novel. Instead of an all-powerful demon, the poor young Eric conjures...

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Excellent

ProEntertaining, witty and descriptive; Pratchett at ...

ConsOne of his shorter books

"No enemies had ever taken Ankh-Morpock. Well technically they had, quite often; the city welcomed free-spending barbarian invaders, but somehow the puzzled raiders found, after a few days, that they didn't own their horses any more, and within a couple of months they were just another minority...

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“Faust of many”

published 16/07/2000

ProFull of excellent illustrations and a good story

ConsNot his best

I could write so much about the work of this man as I have been following his career for many years and I have bought ever one of his books in paperback and I acquired Eric as soon as it came out. This is the only Pratchett book that includes a lot of illustrations from Josh Kirby. Yes I know...

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“Good but not devillishly so”

published 29/03/2004

ProFunny, Discworld, Easy to pick up

ConsShort, not as good as some terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett has become one of my favourite authors and this work is in his usual style of a blundering hero in a world gone mad. The book centres around a young boy called Eric (based on Faust) who summons a demon. However instead of a demon he gets Rincewind a failed wizard who has starred...

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Good

ProExcellent and familiar characters, not too expensi...

ConsPlot, length, ending isn't very good

Pratchett's imagination and humour has always amused me, and in my attempt to buy all Discworld novels I came across "Eric". It goes without saying that the book is at least as funny as every other, the characters are just as interesting. The plot is one of Pratchett's usual parodies, with its...

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Excellent

“size isn't everything”

published 15/12/2000

ProA great book

Consnone

This is the shortest of the discworld novels and, in my opinion, one of the strangest. Although we still have Rincewind, And an appearance from death and the other Wizards, it still seems as though this book doesn’t quite fit in with the rest of the discworld series. Although in saying that it is...

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Excellent

“faust satirised”

published 16/07/2000

Proparody

Conscomplex?

it is unfair to categorise this book, or indeed any of terry pratchett's work as a children's bok. they are not exclusively so. this book - eric - is a fantastic pastiche of the great pillar of german literature by goethe of Faust, as indeed the front cover of the book shows. it is funny and can...

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