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Eric calls up a demon to grant him three wishes - but what he gets is the Discworld's most incompetent wizard...

Eric 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. The usual stuff.

But what he gets is Rincewind, the Disc's most incompetent wizard, and Rincewind's Luggage (the world's most dangerous travel accessory) into the bargain.

Terry Pratchett's hilarious take on the Faust legend stars many of the Discworld's most popular characters in an outrageous adventure that will leave Eric wishing once more - this time, quite fervently, that he'd never been born.

Publisher: London : Millennium, 2000.
Copyright Date: ©1990
ISBN: 9781857989540
Branch Call Number: PRA
Characteristics: 155 pages.


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Oct 31, 2019

This was not my favorite Rincewind book but it was short and fun and the illustrations really added to it. The beginning was really the funniest part. Of course the parts with the luggage are the best in my opinion. One of the things that still kind of bugs me with Discoworld books so far as i read through them, is that they dont really have chapters only page breaks but you get used to it after a while.

IndyPL_JosephL Jul 27, 2019

Like most of the books in the Rincewind books in the larger Discworld canon, Eric isn't Pratchett's best work. Parodying the classic tale of Faust, Pratchett manages to resurrect the presumed dead Rincewind in a manner that makes him wish he'd stayed in the Dungeon Dimensions. This Rincewind story manages to succeed where the others struggled, though, in that it manages to keep the plot moving at a good pace without ever dragging unnecessarily.

Jul 12, 2014

I just loved it :-D
What a laugh!

forbesrachel Aug 05, 2013

One of the funniest starts to a book ever! Too bad the rest of it doesn't continue in this vein. Eric is one of the smallest Discworld novels, and not one of the most clever, but it does continue the Rincewind story from where it left off in Sourcery. As always, the Luggage is dogged in its pursuit of its master, terrorizing the inhabitants of whatever place, or time it ends up in. Eric could have been an interesting character, but he gets dragged around, doesn't learn from his experience, and there is no indication of what becomes of him, or Rincewind for that matter, afterwards. Some different places and times of the Discworld are explored, and getting to see the end and beginning of it is a treat.

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