Friday, October 19, 2018
Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
While the witches are not my favorite arc of the Discworld (that honor goes to Death), I do highly appreciate Granny Weatherwax--she is a very sensible woman--and Nanny Ogg is a hoot. On the flip side, Magrat is starting to rub me raw. I wish her character would trade places with Granny's hat (there is a little bit of a pun there).
The satire here is all about fairy tales and happy endings. It's fairy godmothers versus witches in a showdown for who gets to influence the city of Genua. There is great humor--as always with a Pratchett novel--overlaying the very serious topic of predestiny and choice.
Nanny Ott speaks fluent foreign, and I couldn't stop cracking up.
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