Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen. In Equal Rites, a dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of an eighth son,... show more
Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen. In Equal Rites, a dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of an eighth son, who is just at that moment being born. The fact that the son is actually a daughter is discovered just a little too late.
Publish date: September 13th 2005
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 228
Edition language: English
Series: Discworld 2 (#3)
Full review on The Bent Bookworm![b:Equal Rites|34507|Equal Rites (Discworld, #3; Witches #1)|Terry Pratchett|https://d2arxad8u2l0g7.cloudfront.net/books/1407706800s/34507.jpg|583611] is the third Discworld book, but the first Witches sub-series book (the first two books were in the Rincewind sub-se...
My second ever Discworld novel, this one started out strongly with a lot great humour and some great one-liners, but it sort of petered out for me about mid-way. The wizard Drum Billet knows that he will soon die and travels to a place where the eighth son of an eighth son is about to be born, but...
"There are storms that are frankly theatrical, all sheet lightning and metallic thunder rolls. There are storms that are tropical and sultry, and incline to hot winds and fireballs. But this was a storm of the Circle Sea plains, and its main ambition was to hit the ground with as much rain as possib...
Finished this up today. Not quite as riveting as the first two Discworld books, by which I mean that I didn't feel compelled to devour it within hours. It actually took me an embarrassingly long time to realize that the reason it didn't seem as funny is because all of the jokes were about sex. Once ...
This book is labeled as the 1st book in the Witches subseries and it did have a slightly different feel from the previous two Discworld books. There was still a good bit of humor, but it seemed far less ridiculous than in the previous two books. Either that, or I’m just immune to the ridiculousnes...