Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Review: Witches Abroad

Witches Abroad (Discworld #12) by Terry Pratchett

Published November 12th 1992 by Corgi Adult
Paperback, 286 pages
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sbn: 0552134651


"It seemed an easy job... After all, how difficult could it be to make sure that a servant girl doesn't marry a prince? But for the witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, travelling to the distant city of Genua, things are never that simple...
Servant girls have to marry the prince. That's what life is all about. You can't fight Happy Ending.
At least - up until now."

 



8/10

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Well what can I say? Terry Pratchett is Brilliant. The book consists of a bunch of stories all bunched into one, red riding hood, sleeping beauty etc. But Cinderella is the main premises.

This book kept me constantly laughing and always had interesting twists and turns!

The 3 witches complain, are mean and funny but they sure know how to have fun! And not to mention Pratchett's brilliant way of describing things.

The best parts of the book is definitely when Nanny Ogg is writing to her son.

There is also a over-sexed tom cat Greebo that is one hell of a character!

*Spoilers*

It cracked me up when the farmhouse fell on Nanny Ogg's head!






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"Nanny Ogg knew how to start spelling 'banana', but didn't know how you stopped."

"Your average witch is not, by nature, a social animal as far as other witches are concerned. There's a conflict of dominant personalities. There's a group of ringleaders without a ring. There's the basic unwritten rule of witchcraft, which is 'Don't do what you will, do what I say.' The natural size of a coven is one. Witches only get together when they can't avoid it."




5 comments:

LunaMoth said...

dear goddess, i adore your jigglypuff rating system <3
book sounds interesting, and your review was great =)

Savannah said...

Nice review. This book sounds great!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

what a fun blog u have. I have not read Pratchett.

Niecole said...

Oooh oooh I'm reading Discworld!
But I'm only at nr 1 now hehe
Have you read the others Lu?

Love the Christmas Blog!

Lu said...

Nope this is my first Terry Pratchett :)

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