The problem with Terry Pratchett is that you keep wanting to read the good bits out loud In this particular case, I d just reached the line Her dress would have been both clinging and revealing, if it had had anything to cling to or reveal Too late, I realized that not all the people around me were going to find this equally funny I m still embarrassed Damn. The Great Pratchett Re Read Continues The third book begins the real development of the whole Discworld mythos, and rather than focusing on setting, it goes whole hog or Witch into character and a rather deep social issue.It is, at its core, a novel about breaking down the walls that the sexes tend to put up to keep the other side out Witches can be wizards and vice versa I didn t appreciate this as much the first time although I got the whole social bit perfectly and mainly that was because I hadn t quite gotten as invested in the characters that would soon become the main driving force of the novels But now that I ve had the pleasure of reading every novel, I m fine Just fine.But Weatherwax seems to be not quite fully formed here Isn t that odd Or perhaps it isn t This is the first time we see her and I have nothing but fond memories of the woman she reveals herself to be later BUT, of course, such things always come with time Thankfully, the wizard witch battle was still brilliant Standing out was the Head Librarian, again, and Simon And of course, our little witch was fun to follow but, unfortunately, she s not Tiffany.Even so, I m so glad to be revisiting all this If I was not already a Terry Pratchet fan, I would be after reading this exceptional book as we are formally introduced to Granny Weatherwax, witch.Equal Rites, Sir Terry s third installment in the Discworld series is a peach of practical magic Telling the story of a young girl s conflicting talents for wizardry and or witchery.In the Discworld, men are wizards and women are witches at least that is how it has been up to the point when young Eskarina Smith sort of becomes both Pratchett spins a deliciously tangled web about the age old contest between the men and the ladies I m not a lady, I m a witch, said Granny Eskarina may be the protagonist but there is no doubt that Granny Weatherwax stole the show Filling the witch role in the small village of Bad Ass and always appearing in serviceable black, Granny kicks ass and takes names throughout the fun narrative I am very pleased to learn that my favorite witch will make many appearances in Pratchett s series nine to be sure.A good witching time atop Great A Tuin, Equal Rites is one of his best This would be a great introduction for new Discworld readers. This was just so incredibly funny, brilliantly written and truly a joy to read More tomorrowNow I have in the past read probably a dozen or so Discworld novels and have come across some of the major players in this epic series, Granny Weathwax included, who was the star of this book Whilst I don t remember ever actually reading this book it was wonderful to get reacquainted with Granny W.I know that the books get even funnier, wittier and just and involved with the wonderful world that Sir Terry created, but this was just a 5 star read, laugh out loud funny and world building from the RamTops to the Rimfall.You could fill a whole book with witty musings from Granny W, and there were plenty in this book, but I shall just limit myself to be shure to wear loose clowthing also that no vysitors exspected , oh and Nevertheless I think that on the whole I would prefer you to move your hands.One could go on and on about the book as it is so very enjoyable and just a laugh from start to finish, as well as being a great story, but as I said, I know Sir Terry just gets stronger as the books pour from him, so I know I shall be writing as my challenge continues. This was a reread for me but it is years since my first read and I did not remember much of it Loved that Death popped up right at the beginning and then Granny Weatherwax made her first appearance Of course this book is vintage Discworld and these two, along with others, appear again and again later in the series and develop into much rounded characters Nevertheless Pratchett s humour is here in full force along with his wonderful descriptions and clever stories These early books are light reading I polished this one off in a few hours but they are still so good This was a blast Introducing Witch supreme or that s what I m calling her and that only because of her stare, to say nothing of her actual magical talents And yes, I can totally see Maggie Smith playing her in a movie Esk, 8th son of an 8th son on the Discworld, 8 is the most magical number , who inherits the staff of a pretty powerful wizard because instead of listening to Granny he is eager to pass on his wizard s staff before he dies and assumes that Esk is going to be a boy.The Unseen University, wizarding school that is not actually located on the Discworld but has a few access points there, one of which is in Ankh Morpork.The LibrarianHe used to be human, but due to a magical incident during Rincewind s adventure, he was turned into an Orang Utan and decided to stay an ape because that was easier and he likes the bananas.It s the first book about the witch called Granny Weatherwax She is, amongst other things, a midwife in the Ramptops the area where she lives and is therefore present during the birth of Esk when the dying wizard makes his fateful mistake Since girls can t become wizards any than boys can become witches, Granny Weatherwax wants to teach Esk witchery She soon discovers however that it isn t enough Esk s magic continues to burst forth and since Esk s staff is quite cheeky too, all Granny can do is get Esk to the Unseen University.There, naturally, there is even ignorance and prejudice about girls and wizardry so a bit of headology trickery to get people to do what you want without really using magic is needed.At the university, the librarian seems the only one smart enough to see Esk and see her for what she is and to be kind to her granted, only after she gave him bananas but still.And then there is the magical incident, first in the library itself and then but you should discover that for yourself, it s quite bad ass.I was quite surprised that there was so much world building and we only got to Ankh Morpork and the UU so late in the book because that didn t leave much room for the final problem to arise and then get sorted out, but it turns out that is was just the right amount of everything, mixed together perfectly for the optimal outcome.Generally, the book is about gender roles and inequality What I admire most of all is that Terry Pratchett never lay it on too thick He was never preaching On top of that, if we simplify the parties men vs women , both sides are almost equally ignorant Sure, Granny makes allowances for Esk at some point, but she never stops having prejudiced opinions about everything.There is quite a lot of magic too I particularly loved view spoiler the duel between the Archchancellor and Granny hide spoiler On Discworld, A Dying Wizard Tries To Pass On His Powers To An Eighth Son Of An Eighth Son, Who Is Just At That Moment Being Born The Fact That The Son Is Actually A Daughter Is Discovered Just A Little Too Late The Town Witch Insists On Turning The Baby Into A Perfectly Normal Witch, Thus Mending The Magical Damage Of The Wizard S Mistake But Now The Young Girl Will Be Forced To Penetrate The Inner Sanctum Of The Unseen University And Attempt To Save The World With One Well Placed Kick In Some Enchanted Shins Reissue A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it s not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance This was hilarious I enjoyed every single page of it If you saw me reading it, chances are high that you will have caught me cackling and giggling throughout most of the book I never thought that I would pick up any Discworld novel but the I read of them, the I m inclined to pick up another Pratchett book They are light, fast paced and highly entertaining.I skipped The Light Fantastic because a friend of mine recommended I read the Witches series first He is quite the fan I cannot wait to read Wyrd Sisters, the second instalment of the Witches series, next I am also looking forward to reading Mort Any Discworld recommendations Let me know Find of my books on Instagram Similar in spirit to the first two books in the Discworld series, once again we have a delightful duo on a journey, encountering many a merry mishap on the way This book is not as funny as its predecessors, though the plot seems cohesive and a little less meandering Despite the distinct lack of trolls, this is probably my favorite so far I really enjoyed the Girl Power theme to the book At least I think I did It could 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Born Terence David John Pratchett, Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, i
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