Character Review: Rincewind

January 6, 2015 Blog 2

My ThoughtsThe Color of Magic starts out innocuously enough but then you meet Rincewind and the entire thing is just one huge mess! See… Rincewind is a wannabe sorcery, the problem is that he opened a book on a dare, that held THE most powerful spells of the Discworld and one of those spells embedded itself into his head. Now, even if that weren’t true, Rincewind is just special. He’s one of those characters who will find trouble no matter where he is! The safest place on the Disc and he would find trouble!

The great thing about reading the Rincewind books first is that he travels quite far in all his troubles, so not only do you get to know about him but you meet quite a few characters along the way. He also navigates the disk quite well and finds himself in the deepest depths and even riding dragons way up into the nethersphere.

“[Rincewind] drew his sword and, with a smooth overarm throw, completely failed to hit the troll.”

If you just want a good laugh these are the books to start with. If you are feeling bad about your life, or stressed in any way, just read about Rincewind and you’ll love everything about your life because this poor guy just has a way of finding trouble.

Rincewind Novels in Order:Rincewind

  1. The Colour of Magic
  2. The Light Fantastic
  3. Sourcery
  4. Eric
  5. Interesting Times
  6. The Last Continent
  7. The Last Hero
  8. The Science of Discworld
  9. The Science of Discworld II: Globe
  10. The Science of Discworld III: Darwin’s Watch

Favorite Rincewind Quotes:

In reality I’m a full foot taller, bronzed and rippling with muscles but it’s been a hard night for the artist.

“Luck is my middle name,” said Rincewind, indistinctly. “Mind you, my first name is Bad.”

 

terry pratchett bannerThe order:

 

  • Ankh Morpork
  1. Moving Pictures
  2. The Truth
  3. Monstrous Regiment
  4. Going Postal
  5. Making Money
  6. Unseen Academicals
  • Death
  1. Mort
  2. Reaper Man
  3. Soul Music
  4. Hogfather
  5. Thief of Time
  • The Watch
  1. Guards! Guards!
  2. Men at Arms
  3. Feet of Clay
  4. Jingo
  5. The Fifth Elephant
  6. Night Watch
  7. Thud
  8. Snuff
  • The Witches
  1. Equal Rites
  2. Wyrd Sisters
  3. Witches Abroad
  4. Lords and Ladies
  5. Maskerade
  6. Carpe Jugulum
  • Tiffany Aching (who is also a witch)
  1. The Wee Free Men
  2. Hat Full of Sky
  3. Wintersmith
  4. I Shall Wear Midnight
  • Rincewind
  1. The Colour of Magic
  2. The Light Fantastic
  3. Sourcery
  4. Eric
  5. Interesting Times
  6. The Last Continent
  7. The Last Hero
  8. The Science of Discworld
  9. The Science of Discworld II: Globe
  10. The Science of Discworld III: Darwin’s Watch
  • Or read the Discworld in order
  1. The Colour of Magic
  2. The Light Fantastic
  3. Equal Rites
  4. Mort
  5. Sourcery
  6. Wyrd Sisters
  7. Pyramids
  8. Guards! Guards!
  9. Eric
  10. Moving Pictures
  11. Reaper Man
  12. Witches Abroad
  13. Small Gods
  14. Lords and Ladies
  15. Men at Arms
  16. Soul Music
  17. Interesting Times
  18. Maskerade
  19. Feet of Clay
  20. Hogfather
  21. Jingo
  22. The Last Continent
  23. Carpe Jugulum
  24. The Fifth Elephant
  25. The Truth
  26. Thief of Time
  27. The Last Hero
  28. The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
  29. Night Watch
  30. The Wee Free Men
  31. Monstrous Regiment
  32. Hat Full of Sky
  33. Going Postal
  34. Thud!
  35. Wintersmith
  36. Making Money
  37. Unseen Academicals
  38. I Shall Wear Midnight
  39. Snuff

OR! Just pick a book up and start reading. Although I think starting with Guards! Guards! is the way to go but I am biased to Captain Vimes. I have a fictional crush on him.

 

 

 

 

 

2 Responses to “Character Review: Rincewind”

  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    I feel ridiculous thinking about how long it took me to find Discworld! Absurd!

    • Christina

      I feel the same! There are actually a few books that I still have not read! Appalling! Taking care of that problem this year. 😉