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A Spell for Chameleon (Original Edition)
A Spell for Chameleon (Original Edition) | Piers Anthony
Xanth was the enchanted land where magic ruled--where every citizen had a special spell only he could cast. That is, except for Bink of North Village. He was sure he possessed no magic, and knew that if he didn't find some soon, he would be exiled. According to the Good Magician Humpfrey, the charts said that Bink was as powerful as the King or even the Evil Magician Trent. Unfortunately, no one could determine its form. Meanwhile, Bink was in despair. If he didn't find his magic soon, he would be forced to leave.... From the Paperback edition.
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Lauranahe
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Mehso-so

I read this whole series when I was a kid. I remember it being light, full of puns, with a lot of emphasis on centaur boobs. I clearly did not remember this first book. It was problematic on so many levels: sexism, sexism, and...some more sexism. Piers Anthony makes it clear women are objects. I‘m going to keep reading the series and see if it gets better. It has to, right? I‘d remember if it stayed this bad, right?

RamsFan1963 This is why I don't reread books. I loved the first 3 Xanth books, I was 14 and just the right age for the puns and silliness. I know if I read them again, now at 56, it would only tarnish my memories of the pleasure I had reading them the first time. 2mo
Lauranahe I kind of wish I hadn‘t reread it. But now I feel like I have to keep going. If I stop now, the series is ruined. If it gets better, maybe I‘ll feel better? I don‘t know. 1mo
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madamereadsalot1
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tszewczyk
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A little reading before work starts... it‘s and oldy but a goody. 💕

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RealBooks4ever
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Here are some #ClassicsTBR that are a bit below the big-ticket Classics, but I'm anxious to read them anyway! 💜💜💜 #JuneBookBugs

mcipher Oh, I loved Xanth when I was a teenager! So fun. ❤️ 3y
RealBooks4ever @mcipher It's a classic, right?! 😸 3y
mcipher Absolutely!! 3y
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katiekurdt11
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This was such a fun fantasy read! I've been wanting to explore more classic fantasy and I'm off to a great start. Bink, in his ordinarily extraordinary way, is such a likable character.

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Ruri_kaichou
Spell for Chameleon | Piers Anthony
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A map of Xanth in the beginning. Love this series #MapsInBooks #SomethingForSept

[DELETED] 2232195534 It's a 'punny' one! 😉 3y
Ruri_kaichou And it's pun-derful. You can't go wrong! 3y
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Soscha
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I hate when I find myself disliking a book for an -ism, particularly the one that most affects me (sexism), then second guessing myself in case I'm being overly sensitive.

Well, at least a Google search backs me up here, and it's coming from a man I guess it appropriately validates my discomfort: http://www.avclub.com/article/revisiting-the-sad-misogynistic-fantasy-of-xanth-1...

Sorry, Xanth, ya gots ta go.

jpmcwisemorgan I don't know that I've read this one, although I've read quite a few of his books so it's possible. If I find things I don't like in a book I try to remember when/where they were published. This is part of series that began in the 1970s, maybe earlier. I just remember reading my mom's copies of his books in 1980s and she'd had them for years. 3y
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Mcerin2006
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The first in Piers Anthony's multi decade Xanth series; this book was my first introduction into fantasy books when I was a teenager and I loved revisiting it!