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Community Level 6seagulls-l...

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Late Night Addiction

AdvantagesVery entertaining and you can’t go wrong

Disadvantagesnone what-so-ever

"...just grant wishes, he and Eric find themselves suspended above the Disc, and each successive time he clicks his fingers they get taken to the next place for Eric’s wishes to be granted, Rincewind begins to think is he really a demon?. Did I Like It? You bet, each wish is a small story, and there’re all connected by the happenings in the book, which made it even more additive as once one part of it over, they arrive in a new situation, ..." Read review
12.09.2001

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Community Level 6CaptainDis...

CaptainDisaster

Begone, foul Demon!!! Oh... it's YOU....

AdvantagesFunny, light reading...

Disadvantages... lacks subtlety, not one of the best Discworld novels

"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 Discworld, it's Terry Pratchett's comedic fantasy fiction creation, inhabited by Wiazards, Witches, trolls, dwarves, zombies, and all manner of fantastical ..." Read review
12.10.2005

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Community Level 1katisthebest

katisthebest

A good re-telling of everyone's favourite story

AdvantagesA humorous take on a story that otherwise may have been lost to many

DisadvantagesMay require some prior familiarity with the Discworld series

"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 conventions in his Discworld series. The world itself is a mish-mash of some of the more unusual beliefs abotu our own that have cropped up through history-a ..." Read review
15.10.2004

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Community Level 6yhwman

yhwman

Short but sweet

AdvantagesGood story

DisadvantagesBut it's short

"...mistaken for a Demon by Eric (Assisted by the appearance of the Luggage) and continues with all three of them going on a series of more and more unlikely adventures, including a trip to hell. Only hell isnít quite hell as you would expect, itís how Crowley from Good Omens would want it run. Memoís, board meetings and so on. In fact, the book as a whole reminds me strongly of Good Omens. Not thatís a bad thing, far from it Ė Good Omens is one of the ..." Read review
10.08.2000

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Community Level 2andrewsi

andrewsi

A strange idea

AdvantagesIt's Pratchett. It involves Rincewind....

Disadvantages... but there's not that much of it, without the great Kirby pictures

"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 Rincewind, whose magical ability is very limited, and who would long ago have passed away were it not for his companion, the psychotic Luggage. The book ..." Read review
18.04.2001

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Community Level 2bbrown116

bbrown116

Classic Pratchett; a delight to read

AdvantagesEntertaining, witty and descriptive; Pratchett at his best

DisadvantagesOne 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 group with its own graffiti and food shops." (Eric) Another excellent episode in the ever-popular Diskworld collection, suitable for reading by both Diskworld ..." Read review
06.06.2006

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Community Level 2TimothyC

TimothyC

Faust of many

AdvantagesFull of excellent illustrations and a good story

DisadvantagesNot his best

"...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 that there are normally cover pictures, but the version of Eric I have has full colour pictures throughout. The story, based on Faust, is about Eric who conjures up himself a demon from the pit, but it is not any old demon it is poor old Rincewind the wizard, who found himself in the dungeon dimensions ..." Read review
16.07.2000

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Community Level 1super_jimbo

super_jimbo

size isn't everything

AdvantagesA great book

Disadvantagesnone

"...young. Unfortunately for them when Eric achieves his first summoning it isnít a demon that goes through the entrance, itís Rincewind, who by some cruel twists of fate had been left in the Demon dimensions after that business with the sorcerer. What in the world can have gone wrong? Well youíll have to read it to find out. ..." Read review
15.12.2000

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Community Level 1greatunkno...

greatunknown1

Good but not devillishly so

AdvantagesFunny, Discworld, Easy to pick up

DisadvantagesShort, not as good as some terry Pratchett

"...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 in many of Pratchett's works. This is due to a complex series of events that resulted in Rincewind being thrown into various dimensions and finally hell. However it seems that for once Rincewind has some powers bestowed on him by his new demonic status. As fans of the Discworld series will know with ..." Read review
29.03.2004

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Community Level 1Xanti

Xanti

Not up to scratch for the Discworld series

AdvantagesExcellent and familiar characters, not too expensive, funny!

DisadvantagesPlot, 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 odd little quirks. The twists and turns will have you on the edge of your armchair for almost all of it - even I couldn't put it down, and I am easily bored. ..." Read review
06.09.2003

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Community Level 3lewiscrofts

lewiscrofts

faust satirised

Advantagesparody

Disadvantagescomplex?

"...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 not be put down, but with knowledge of Faust this book takes on a whole new dimension and one that i would wish all to pick up on. if not, this can still be read as a highly enjoyable book, but with the knowledge of faust you may come to appreciate this as a truly great ..." Read review
16.07.2000

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