JaneBePe, November 3, 2014 (view all comments by JaneBePe)
Terry Pratchett has written many, many books. IMO, his books with male main characters are OK but his books with female main characters (especially the witches) are really funny! (On second thought, the ones about the Ank-Morpork watch, which are primarily male, are also very good.) At first I thought that was because I am female, but my husband feels the same way, so I don't know what to attribute it to. Any of the witch books are great, but this was the first one, so I always recommend that people start here.
James Raglin, May 30, 2010 (view all comments by James Raglin)
Terry Pratchett has fun with so much; Shakespear, Death, Ghost, and Theater to name a few. Granny Weatherax and her little coven get center stage in this one, and it is laugh out loud funny.
Kirsten, August 17, 2006 (view all comments by Kirsten)
This is really great stuff! I loved all the references to Macbeth, and Granny Weatherwax is definitely a favorite. As so often happens to me with Terry Pratchett novels, I had assumed I'd read this one before, and was pleasantly surprised to discover it was new to me.
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by Publishers Weekly,
"Pratchett has now moved beyond the limits of humorous fantasy, and should be recognized as One of the More Significant Contemporary English Language Satirists."
by A. S. Byatt,
"Truly original....Discworld is more complicated and satisfactory than OZ....Brilliant!"
by Harper Collins,
Terry's Pratchett's profoundly irreverent novels are consistent number one bestsellers in England, where they have catapulted him into the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.
Meet Granny Weatherwax, the most highly regarded non-leader a coven of non-social witches could ever have. Generally, these loners don't get involved in anything, mush less royal intrigue. but then there are those times they can't help it. As Granny Weatherwax is about to discover, though, it's a lot harder to stir up trouble in the castle than some theatrical types would have you think. Even when you've got a few unexpected spells up your sleeve.
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