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by Terry Pratchett

  • ISBN: 0575048360
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
  • Other formats: lrf txt mbr lit
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: V. Gollancz (1990)
  • Pages: 126 pages
  • FB2 size: 1895 kb
  • EPUB size: 1937 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 820
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Eric calls up a demon to grant him three wishes – but what he gets is the Discworld’s most incompetent wizar. ric is the Discworld’s only demonology hacker. The trouble is, he’s not very good at it. All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him.

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Terry Pratchett's ninth Discworld novel gloriously illustrated in full colour by original Discworld artist Josh Kirby - a. .Originally published in 1999, Eric is the shortest Discworld novel featuring the inimitable artwork of Josh Kirby.

Terry Pratchett's ninth Discworld novel gloriously illustrated in full colour by original Discworld artist Josh Kirby - a hilarious take on the Faust legend! . His energetic illustrations provide an eccentric and energetic backdrop to Terry Pratchett's fantastic Discworld romp! Publisher: Orion Publishing Co ISBN: 9781473223271.

Eric, book nine in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, is a riot. What he manages to summon instead is the lovable but luckless Rincewind, well-known by all Pratchett enthusiasts.

Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker

Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. Following on the previous Rinsewind adventures, Terry Pratchett takes the reader on a journey from the depths of demon hell to one of a 10 year old boy – Eric – who brings you back from hell as a demon and makes you keep to the rule of three wishes. Although I loved the original versions of this book, the publishers have gone all out in the illustrated version of the book on Kindle.

Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the English author Terry Pratchett, set on the Discworld, a flat planet balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle

Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the English author Terry Pratchett, set on the Discworld, a flat planet balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle. The series began in 1983 with The Colour of Magic and continued until the final novel The Shepherd's Crown was published in 2015, following Pratchett's death

Eric (Discworld is a Humorous novel by Terry Pratchett. Discworld's only demonology hacker, Eric, is about to make life very difficult for the rest of Ankh-Morpork's denizens.

Eric (Discworld is a Humorous novel by Terry Pratchett. Discworld's only demonology hacker, Eric, is about to make life very difficult for the rest of Ankh-Morpork's denizens at 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.

Sir Terence David John Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 - 12th March 2015) was a British fantasy, Science fiction, and children's author. He was best known for his popular and long-running Discworld series of comic fantasy novels. Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and since his first Discworld novel (The Colour of Magic) was published in 1983, he has written two books a year on average

Part of Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. All books of magic have a life of their own. Some of the really energetic ones can't simply be chained the bookshelves; they have to be nailed shut or kept between steel plates

Part of Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Some of the really energetic ones can't simply be chained the bookshelves; they have to be nailed shut or kept between steel plates. Or, in the case of the volumes on tantric sex magic for the serious connoisseur, kept under very cold water to stop them bursting into flames and scorching their severely plain covers.

The Watch, BBC America's eight-episode series based on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, has cast its first .

The Watch, BBC America's eight-episode series based on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, has cast its first main character. The Watch features such Discworld creations as City Watch Captain Sam Vimes, the last scion of nobility Lady Sybil Ramkin, the naïve but heroic Carrot Ironfoundersson (Hugill), the mysterious Angua, and the ingenious forensics expert Cheri together with Pratchett’s iconic characterization of Death. Hugill’s Carrot was raised as a dwarf but turned out to be an orphaned human child. He joins the group after pursuing a career in law enforcement.

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Reviews about Eric (Discworld) (7):
Kanal
Eric, the 9th Discworld book, chronicles the adventures of the inept wizard Rincewind, who is summoned by a 13-year-old demonologist named Eric. Eric has 3 simple wishes, which he hopes his newly conjured demon can grant. 1. To be the ruler of all kingdoms, 2. To have the most beautiful woman who ever existed and 3. To live forever. What follows is a Discworld parody which draws upon Faust , Dante's Inferno, Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War. The book is laugh out loud funny at times but short and it does end rather abruptly. If you read it on a Kindle, you will probably get to somewhere at about 93% and find that everything is wrapped up and abruptly ended. Seems a bit incomplete but pretty good reading. 3/5
Bodwyn
Eric turns out to be another fun story by Terry Pratchett in the Discworld, and is the froth in the Rincewind series. This particular one really jumps around a bit, and not only just around the Discworld, but around time and space as well which allows for the setting to change quite drastically from part to part. This is where the strength of this novel really comes through. We are given glimpses of each of these areas, that result for the not so intended granting of three wishes by 13-year old demonologist Eric.

Throughout the book we also get some glimpses into the world of Hell, and that is perhaps where Prachett's humor feels the most spot on. As expected, many of the elements of Hell are there, but Pratchett adds in some of his own flair, changing things up a bit and providing some great humor developing the Bureaucracy of Hell.

Overall, this is another solid novel in the Discworld. Fans of the series will most likely find something to enjoy, and it would also stand up fairly well as a standalone story as well. While the plot might be a touch slow, the constant change of scenery and the fun take on Hell provide more than enough enjoyment to keep the pages turning.
sobolica
Eric is a wonderful story, with plenty of laugh out loud jokes, typical of Pratchett. My only complaint is that in the Kindle edition, the footnotes don't work as they should. In most Kindle books now, footnotes are hyperlinked in such a way that they either appear in a popup at the bottom of the page, or clicking the asterisk takes you to the footnote on its own page, where you can click the asterisk again to return to where you were in the main text. In Eric, the footnotes don't return you to the main text. First World Problem, I know, but still a bit irritating.
Wenaiand
All the Discworld books are funny, but sometimes heavy-handed and a little tired with their tropes. This one is leans more to the havy-handed and tired side and less to the funny. Rincewind is much more one-dimensional than in The Colour of Magic or Sourcery. Here is just a coward without the interesting psychic trauma of hia first appearance or even the occasional inner conflict of his later appearances. The Demon's "Hell is corporate beuracracy" has been done elsewhere better. The other parodies lack depth. It really feels more like a clever one act play forced into a novella.

If you like Discworld, you will probably feel a sort of mild enjoyment reading Eric, but don't expect much full on laughter.
Kahavor
I think this is my favorite book of the Discworld series so far. It reminded me somewhat of my absolute favorite coauthored by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens. It's fun, easy and interesting to read, and it actually takes you out of the realm of Discworld onto a journey in times, meeting Ancient Greek heroes and God/gods, all the way to the depth of Hades/Hell...where a revolution is about to happen!
Malien
I thought I had read all of his books, so I was so happy to come across this one. especially this one with Rincewind, one of my favorite characters and a proud coward. In this one Rincewind is a demon and is summoned to grant 3 wishes. It can only go pear shaped from there. Hell has gone to hell or to the dogs with new management. Death is intrigued to see if this time Rincewind really will die. Enjoyable read as always Terry. We will miss you. but your words and characters live on, vibrantly as ever

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