Fantasy (BBC # 93)
It is hard to describe what this book is about without sounding crazy. So I'll start with the basics. This is one of the first books of the Discworld series by Pratchett. It's the first in the series of the Rincewind books. Rincewind is a wizard who flunked out of wizardry school and only knows a single spell (but doesn't know what it does). He is appointed to take care of Twoflower, a "tourist" from far away who has come to experience all of what Discworld has to offer. Wherever Twoflower goes, his luggage follows along - with lots of little legs and nasty teeth ready to snap at any theif. The pair get themselves into a lot of trouble, yet they keep escaping Fate (an actual character in the book).
The book was quite confusing at the very beginning. There were too many characters and too much going on. Also, since this is a fantasy book, it took me a while to wrap my mind around this world that Pratchett created. Unfortunately, he doesn't give you time to absorb the world, which results in a bit of confusion.
Pratchett obviously has a great sense of humour. This came out in the book. I specifically liked his "Big Bang" theory and other plays on words that he has in the book.
Overall, however, this was a bit too crazy for my tastes. I have a couple other books in the Discworld series and I'm not too sure if I want to continue. I guess I should give the series more than one chance, so I probably will. Especially since the ending of The Color of Magic is a cliff hanger (which I despise in books! BLAH!)