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text 2018-10-18 18:51
Hilarious
Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook - Terry Pratchett

Taking it's cue from Bradshaw's Guide (which I had only heard of because of the TV series with Michael Portillo but this is a woman guiding as only Terry Pratchet can, a traveller through the train service of the Disk. She comes across as one of those classic British women travllers like Gertrude Bell.  It's also lavishly illustrated by Peter Dennis.

 

it's a good filler title in the Diskworld.

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text 2018-10-15 02:23
Reading progress update: I've read 1%.
Wyrd Sisters - Terry Pratchett

Well finally starting the buddy read. Can't wait to see everyone's comments/updates/and reviews.

 

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review 2018-10-13 22:03
Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett (audiobook)
Wyrd Sisters - Terry Pratchett,Celia Imrie

Series: Discworld #6

 

This is still an early Discworld book, so the world isn't fully fleshed out and Pratchett, although entertaining, still hasn't quite hit his groove. It's the first book with the witches (no, Equal Rites doesn't really count in my book) and we see that Granny Weatherwax isn't nearly as formidable or as wise as she becomes in later books. Greebo does feature, however.

 

It does have some great moments, which I didn't share this time around because I was listening to the audio version and it's harder to note them. I read this for the Spellbound square for the 2018 Halloween Bingo.

 

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review 2018-10-07 15:21
Wyrd Sisters
Wyrd Sisters - Terry Pratchett

My first foray into the Witches subseries and oh boy, what an adventure it was. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, even though I haven´t been able to pick up all the references and subtleties the story has to offer due to not having read most of Shakespeare´s plays (I really have to read Hamlet and Macbeth before rereading Wyrd Sisters).

 

The story works best, though, whenever the witches or the fool are making an appearance. The whole passage with Tomjon and the theatre group has been a bit boring and the story picks up again as soon as the characters are back in Lancre again. But since the theatre group is essential to the plot and one of my favorite scenes takes place at the theatre (Granny Weatherwax´ and Nanny Oggs first visit to the theatre had me in stitches), I can live with a couple of slow moving pages.  

 

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text 2018-10-06 17:33
Reading progress update: I've read 332 out of 332 pages.
Wyrd Sisters - Terry Pratchett

One of those Discworld books that only get better with every single reread.  Pratchett absolutely hit his stride with this ... one of my all-time favorites, by far not for the Shakespeare references alone.

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