The colorful language and the setting is just amazing. On top of that Pratchett's fantasy world is unlike any other that we have seen before. Its just such a fun world to explore and interact with.
When Two flower has his great idea, I totally didnt expect that to happen. I especially like his gesture to Rincewind.
Death, he's a funny guy!
I was saddened at some of the events towards the end of the book, but all in all I really enjoyed myself.
This is one of the best Discworld books, and Planer is a great narrator, but for some reason the sound quality on this one is possibly the worst I've encountered in an audiobook. I've tried different formats, and it's just plain tinny...
Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.
"Darkness isn’t the opposite of light, it is simply its absence, and what was radiating from the book was the light that lies on the far side of darkness, the light fantastic."
The Light Fantastic follows Rincewind and Twoflower after a strange, even stranger than normal, turn of events in The Color of Magic. Rincewind has gone from just being a bumbling tour guide for Twoflower to being the man that might actually have to save the world with Twoflower and Luggage as part of his heroic entourage, which Rincewind is very skeptical about and feels like hiding is probably the better solution to the problem.
The Light Fantastic found its footing immediately being both engaging and funny from its opening lines:
"The sun rose slowly, as if it wasn’t sure it was worth all the effort."
I’m not sure how much time passed between the publishing of these two books, but to me, this book was much better paced than the first book. It seemed to be a more confident endeavor as Pratchett’s writing pushed past being cautiously humorous to pretty laugh-out-loud funny. It’s the kind of book that made me smile throughout the day when I think about the antics and Pratchett’s clever use of word play. As I mentioned, I was a little worried that the rest of the books might continue to be like the first. Don’t get me wrong, though. The first book isn’t bad, but mind would often wander when the writing stopped engaging me with the first book. I didn’t have that problem with this book.
I liked Rincewind much better in this book, too. I felt the character really got a chance to flourish in this story. There were more facets of his personality presented here and it was interesting to watch him grow as a character during this adventure.
The narration was excellent, but the recording had a persistent static hiss. It wasn't terrible, but the rest of the audiobooks I've listened to have had excellent recording quality. I'm hoping later books don't exhibit this.
The story's great and the performance is OK. It would have helped if it sounded like the narrator got at least some the jokes. However the recording quality is terrible. I wasn't able to finish the book because the loud, metallic hiss in the background kept giving me a headache if I listened for more than a few minutes at a time.
The book is great of course. The audio quality was fine. Ish. Some static in the background, an annoying ding between chapters and the footnotes were handled inexpertly. However I didn't have issues with the volume changing like other people reported.