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(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry Pratchett, 1987; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby
Love Terry Pratchett and only enjoy him more the further I get into his books.
The writing is heaps of fun and great brain candy.
My only beef, and this is a big beef.... is that this book, in the last chapter before the resolution, simply cuts off in mid sentence: "There was..." and then a short resolution sentence or two. I am sorely disappointed. I'm going to ask for my credit back. I've tried it on both downloaded itunes and kindle audio versions. Like paying for a book and getting the second to last page torn out... AAAAARRRGGGHHHH!!!!!!
Entertaining quick read. Not too much going on but it gave me a good chuckle. Audio quality is poor and the editing is haphazard but this wasn't too distracting.
Overall worth a listen.
Another masterpiece by Terry Pratchett that brilliantly crosses over the ages-old gender division between female earth witchery wisdom and male abstract conceptual sorcery and for the first time in human history effects their successful mergery. After this relentless critical deconstruction, Magic and its practitioners will never again see as "natural" these baseless gender shibboleths.
That was my first experience with Terry Pratchett. I really liked the humor and the story. I am going to read more of Discworld series. Unfortunately a lot was lost because of bad narration. Sometimes I had trouble understanding the text. It could be just my problem (I am not native English speaker), however it never happened before.
Middle Path Helmsman
This book is just the first of many in the Discworld where female characters are the movers and shakers. male characters are somewhat...incidental.
Also the first appearance of the incomparable Granny Weatherwax! who is the very definition of strength and determination. I prefer Nigel Planer or Stephen Briggs for narration but there is simply no way to ruin a book by Sir Terry
The plot seemed to meander after the midpoint and ended with an unsatisfactory fizzle. I'm a big Disworld fan, so Pratchett's humor is on par and if that's your primary concern (as was mine), this delivers.
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