I'll be honest, if this book had the modern cover that is shown here, I probably would have picked it up a long time ago. However, the original cover is so incredibly "fantasy" and shows one small scene of the story that happens to have trolls or something in it and I thought that the whole book was like this. Now don't misunderstand me ... this is totally a fantasy book. But I really am not into the whole "creatures" scene except for Tolkien's books. This one is really more of a "buddy pic" set in a fantasy world. Here's the Powell's synopsis --
On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There's an avaricious but inept wizard, a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course THE EDGE of the planet...
This is a fun, light read with some very British humor and some adventure and a whole world of possibilities ahead. I plan on reading through the various Discworld lines (the travelers, witches, Death and more) over the next few years.
Moving a little to the right on the nerd spectrum,
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