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You've heard of Faust - this is Eric. There's a difference.

Eric is 14, lives on the famed and magical Discworld, and is the first ever demonology hacker. Fortunately, he doesn't succeed in raising any devils, but he does raise Rincewind (the most incompetent wizard in the universe) and the Luggage (the world's most dangerous travel accessory).

When Eric turns them loose on an unprotected world, the idea is that Rincewind will grant him his three rather adolescent wishes. You know, the usual three - live forever, rule the world, meet the most beautiful woman who ever lived. Simple, really.

Getting marooned at dawn of Time, changing the future, and meeting history's most embarrassing god is only the start. Creating life on the Discworld is a mere detail. Because Rincewind ends up going through Hell. Literally.

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© 2001 Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P) 2001 Isis Publishing Ltd.

Critic Reviews

"He is screamingly funny. He is wise. He has style." (Daily Telegraph)

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  • Wendy
  • Brush, CO, United States
  • 01-12-12

Rincewind Filler

Would you consider the audio edition of Eric to be better than the print version?

I have not read Eric - I've only listened to the audiobook. A couple of times I did think it would be helpful to me to be able to 'flip back' and check a description or bit of dialog.

Would you be willing to try another book from Terry Pratchett? Why or why not?

Always! I love the Discworld and have about half of the books on audio. I always enjoy a look at the world through Terry's Pratchett's eyes.

Which character – as performed by Stephen Briggs – was your favorite?

Rincewind was my favorite as Stephen Briggs always portrays him true to himself and familiar.

Any additional comments?

This was a short installment in the series and seems like an earlier run at some of the world building books Terry Pratchett wrote after this. That said, it was, as always, an enjoyable twist on some familiar material: the Trojan War, the Odessy, the circles of Hell, creation, etc.

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  • Matthew
  • Annapolis, MD, United States
  • 04-25-12

The Discworld Series gradually loses its novelty.

Any additional comments?

The jokes and descriptions that made the early Discworld books so charming begin to lose their appeal after repeated reuse. For me, Eric was the last blow.

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