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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).
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.
I couldn't listen to it. Nigel Planer never fails to make each and every female character sound as if she is speaking from the bottom of the gene pool with a head cold after being whacked it the head with a rock. His male characters aren't much better. I've had some forgiveness for him in the past because Terry Pratchett's writing is brilliant enough to shine through. But what he did to Granny Weatherwax cannot be forgiven.
It seems like a very good book and up to Terry Pratchett's usual brilliance. I will just have to add it to my reading list instead of my listening list.
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