Sunday, 19 February 2012

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Pick of the Week: The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

This is something new for my blog: a weekly recommendation of a sci-fi/fantasy novel or movie.

To kick things off, I wanted to feature the book that inspired the name of my blog: The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett.

The Colour of Magic is the first novel of the Discworld series, an incredibly entertaining and well-written spin into the fantasy Discworld, a large disc balanced on top of four elephants, balanced on top of the Great A'Tuin, an enormous turtle. The colour referenced in the title is Octarine, a colour only visible to wizards, and is described as a fluorescent greenish-yellow purple. I've yet to find a nail polish to match that colour, but Scrangie by RBL comes as close as it can get!

This is the story of Twoflower, the first tourist ever to visit Ankh-Morpork, and his subsequent adventures with the failed wizard Rincewind. Relying heavily on satire and wit, this book is a fantastic light read for anyone who enjoys a good laugh.

Don't be put off by the fact that it's classified as Fantasy - just about anyone who enjoys comedy will love this book!

This book is available on Note: this is my affiliate link. If you prefer, you can go directly to the item here.

Polish pick inspired by this POTW: As close as we'll get to Octarine on this planet: Scrangie by Rescue Beauty Lounge.


  1. I'm a HUGE Pratchett fan. I have all his books, and I love Scrangie's new colour.

    I've got one that I always thought of as "octarine" - it's about a decade old and is called "KhakiZING" by Revlon. She already did a post about it a while back -

    1. Ok that colour is AWESOME! Not surprised that Scrangie picked it out :)