Wyrd Sisters

Wyrd Sisters

Paperback - 1988
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Granny Weatherwax is the most highly-regarded non-leader a coven of non-social witches could ever have. Generally, these loners don't get involved in anything, much less royal intrigue. But then there are those times they can't help it. As Granny Weatherwax is about to discover, it's a lot harder to stir up trouble in the castle than some theatrical types would have you think.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, c1988.
Edition: [Book Club edition].
ISBN: 9780451450128
0451450124
Characteristics: 233 pages ;,22 cm.

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forbesrachel Jul 27, 2013

From the very start Pratchett builds up in an epic fashion, just to pull you down with laughs from an unexpected, un-stereotypical statement. All facets of a witch are skewed and made fun of, even when referring to famous witches from our own works. There are also quite a few references to Macbeth, and to other famous persons as well. To top it all off, the author takes a stab at the idea of destiny. The characters may not be his best, but he picks apart more fantasy stereotypes in this book than in his previous ones.

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Lgnome
Jul 12, 2013

just love this and all of Sir Pratchett's books

It's got witches! It has sly references to Shakespeare's plays. It's a darn funny book! It just shouts "read me!"

thisisjac Apr 17, 2011

Loved the shakepeare references! Best line in it, "When you break the rules, break them hard."
But I feel like I missed something at the ending. What the heck happened there?

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tarimshahab
Sep 12, 2010

This book is a parody of Shakespeare plays, mainly Macbeth. It's told more from the witches point of view. If you enjoy humour and plays you will certainly enjoy this.

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bookherder
Jun 12, 2008

MacBeth by Pratchett.

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