Eric (Discworld, #9; Rincewind #4) by Terry Pratchett

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Read Eric (Discworld, #9; Rincewind #4) Online Free - 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 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!

Title : Eric (Discworld, #9; Rincewind #4)
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ISBN : 0380821214
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 217 pages


Patrick rated it ★★★★☆

November 22, 2014

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 stron...

Bradley rated it ★★★★☆

February 02, 2018

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....

Trish rated it ★★★★★

February 01, 2018

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 so...

Tfitoby rated it ★★★★☆

May 12, 2014

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. Especi...

Lyn rated it ★★★☆☆

February 25, 2017

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 Rince...

Siria rated it ★★☆☆☆

June 05, 2007

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...

Lindsay rated it ★★★★☆

February 05, 2018

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...

Chloe rated it ★★★★☆

February 07, 2017

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...

Antonio rated it ★★★☆☆

July 25, 2015

3.5 A 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...

Jason rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 17, 2009

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 So...

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