Wyrd Sisters

Wyrd Sisters

Discworld Series, Book 6

eBook - 2008
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Things like crowns had a troublesome effect on clever folks; it was best to leave all the reigning to the kind of people whose eyebrows met in the middle. Three witches gathered on a lonely heath. A king cruelly murdered, his throne usurped by his ambitious cousin. A child heir and the crown of the kingdom, both missing. Witches don't have these kind of dynastic problems themselves - in fact, they don't have leaders. Granny Weatherwax was the most highly-regarded of the leaders they didn't have. But even she found that meddling in royal politics was a lot more complicated than certain playwrights would have you believe, particularly when the blood on your hands just won't wash off and you're facing a future with knives in it...
Publisher: 2008.
ISBN: 9781407034621
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource ( pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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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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