Comments: 5
BrokenTune 2 years ago
I highlighted that part, too. It is so on point.
The first part of this book is such a great follow-up to the two Atwood books -- it's like an allegory on the same theme.
Portable Magic 2 years ago
I hadn't made that connection, but yes! Each in their own way.
Ancient Egypt was a theocracy if nothing else ... and Pratchett had a huge beef with those (as big as the beef(s) he had with populism and with dictatorships swept into power on its shoulders, which is the topic of our next group read, "Guards! Guards!"). But I just love the way in which he was able to channel his anger into something that manages to simultaneously make us weep with uncontrollable laughter and engage our brain cells, pretty much throughout the entire book -- or series of books.
Kaethe 2 years ago
Oh, that's very well said!