I have read other Pratchett books, loved them, and decided it was time to read the very first one. I enjoyed reading descriptions of key characters and continents and other explanations for some of the things going on in the Discworld series. I found this information to be very helpful because there really is a lot going on. And I am totally blown away by the scope of Pratchett's imagination and humor. Having said all that, I will say this book was not as good, in my opinion, as the two I read featuring Moist von Lipwig. Probably because I liked Moist better than the wizard, Rincewind, and the tourist, Twoflower. And there really was so much going on, it kind of lost some impact for me. Minor criticisms because the book was still fun to read. I am now reading The Light Fantastic which continues with Rincewind's story.