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(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1996; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1992
Absolutely. This is Terry Pratchett at his best, funny and wise.
There are too many to choose from. I'd have to say Nanny Ogg in this one, because of her laid-back and unashamed attitude to life, sex and food.
Nanny Ogg in the restaurant making a shambles of the seductive dinner.
It took me 3 sittings, but yes, I would love to have done it in one go.
This book is filled with great individuals. All 3 witches. The Librarian. The Arch Chancellor. The Dean and his dried frog pills. Ponder Stibbins and his theories of quantum magic. Casanunda, the dwarf 2nd greatest lover in the world. (We try harder,)
On top of this the story is exciting and compelling. There is so much packed into this book it's a wonder it doesn't explode.
I did like this one but it is not his best. It is worth listing to BUT Steven Briggs is the best for Terry's books in my opinion.
The witches are at it again and they are funnier than ever. I giggled SO MUCH. Excellent palette cleanser (on SO many levels).
Love listening to a wide range of audio - science fiction, chick lit, memoirs,.
Not all Discworld novels are equal, and this is one of the best ones. All of my favourite characters, and gentle rollicking plot and Nigel Planer's excellent narration make this book a winner.
I would recommend Lords & Ladies, as it is a vital part to the on-going Discworld series.
It's a Discworld story. What is not to love?
Not much. I love Nigel Planer's comedy but his voice range leaves a lot to be desired. Every character sounds like they have some sort of sinus blockage, and he sometimes reads a bit slowly.
There is a good reason I don't make films: I find their tag lines to be annoying.
Listen to it, and think of Shakespeare.
How can you go wrong with Pratchett? Still, one of his best. He flip flops the role of the faery-kind with the maiden, the mother, and the "other one" fiercely fighting for their Lancre land. I keep coming back to it.
Like all of terry Pratchetts works this is descriptive...
From the Discriptions of the witches to the nature of witchcraft to even the nature of wizards. He has described it such ellegence that it is hard to think of the story being any shorter than the 9 hours described ... heck it was leaving me wanting more.
Unfortunately, Terry Pratchett's third book featuring the Lancre witches didn't hook me like its predecessors did. In Wyrd Sisters and Witches Abroad, he skillfully gave me just enough information at exactly the right times to keep me hooked. But in Lords and Ladies, his teasing hints got lost in obscurity. I spent large chunks of the book clueless as to what was going on. At times, I was sure the narrator must have skipped a page, or an entire chapter.
I was also dissatisfied by a few storylines left strangely unfinished, including Magrat Garlick's transition from witch to queen. I had so looked forward to seeing her come into her own, but her inner conflicts seemed too easily resolved, or simply left as dangling plot threads.
However, it's hard for me to give the book less than three stars because of another amazing look at the psyche of Granny Weatherwax, who faces her most disconcerting challenges yet.
This one had quite a few hard laughs and plenty of chuckles in between with a story that I was surprised to both feel familiar (normally a detracting factor) and heartwarming (also normally undesirable), as usually these effects fall flat or annoyingly manipulative. This great author has much more leeway in this respect. Bonus was some of my favorite characters were here, and a fantastic new chunk of discworld lore on an otherwise familiar "people".
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Think about that movie. I'd watch it. And maybe Maggie Gyllenhall (sp?) as Magrat. That would be my casting.
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