You have left the Fantasy genre permanently damaged, wait, no ,I mean changed. It's time for the naming of Magrat and Verence's new baby, and they've invited everyone. What is really irritating is the lack of consistency in the voices between books - particularly noticeable with Agnes who has an entirely different accent to the one in Maskerade! But Pratchett is one of my comfort reads, so I don't feel like apologising to myself too much. This one, for some inexplicable reason, just seems to hit every single nail on the head for me. Granny Weatherwax, doyenne of Discworld witchdom, has gone walkabout in a fit of pique.
This is interesting because it is the cities, which have the most people, that tends to be full of people who don't know, and don't particularly want to know, the people around them. But we can't have everything, can we? Pratchett has actually caught the Vampire or Vampyr if you want to be stylish, completely. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. Vlad Magpyr is a member of a family relocating to Lancre from the Uberwald. Trigger warnings: death of a dog. About Discworld Discworld is a series of fantasy books written by Sir Terry Pratchett. 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.
Which of the triad's five has sufficient talent to bring such talents to bear? In their oddness, you gave us serious. Pratchett's Discworld narratives successively display less humour, but increasingly more wit and insight. Carpe Jugulum is another instalment of the unstoppable and addictive cycle of Discworld and the first to star vampires. Not as good as Wyrd Sisters though. And the vampires are intelligent with fancy waistcoats and lots of style.
She's a battle horse guised as a sweet old lady who loves kegs of ale and garlic sausages, and she always gets to bed early, sometimes as early as four in the morning. Whether it's Discworld novels, childrens titles, science books or spin offs. Sheila Hancock makes a much better Granny Weatherwax. I have spent a considerable amount of time in the Discworld Universe over the years. Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be a priest. The plot is a version of an earlier Discworld novel, Lords and Ladies, with the predatory elves of that novel being replaced here by suave and deadly vampires, and the tiny kingdom of Lancre being defended by its witches.
Much more forceful, and less of a limp dishrag. From, A Loyal Fan Terry Pratchett is hilarious, his prose is excellent, and to top it off, he's a prolific author, so if you're like me and always running out of reading material, reading everything he's written should keep you busy for a while. With this book he shows that he had a very entertaining and almost gentle way of addressing any and all issues he has had with God and His followers, making his points not only solid in argument but the delivery of said points also very agreeable and downright charming. Pratchett's vampires are elegant Bela Lugosi types, and they come up against an unlikely but engaging alliance of witches; blue-skinned pixies like Rob Roy Smurfs; a doubting priest with a boil on his face; and a magical house-size Phoenix in a seamless, completely absorbing, and feel-good-about-the-universe mixture. Oh, my, how I loved this book! They beginning is a little cloudy and some earlier information will be helpful to any new Pratchett reader While I agree with others that this is not at all a rewrite of Lord and Ladies, this also is one of the weaker books in the series. While true fans wouldn't want to do without the former, they absolutely live for the latter.
Below my two perhaps favorite citations from this one: She'd changed as soon as the others had entered. So, for instance, where Hogfather and Maskerade were quite good, Feet of Clay and Jingo were brilliant. It seems a close call for a while there, but in the end, Headology and the power of a cup of tea will triumph. Apparently this is number 23 in the Discworld series. This particular comedy is as you may be able to discern from the title about vampires. .
They're out of the casket and want a bite of the future. It's not a black and white issue. Vampires of course cannot go where not invited, so they capitalize on the invitation to take over the entire country of Lancre. She's comfortable with neither the role nor its label. Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be a priest.
Very much reading-for-leisure-and-pleasure, but with enough subtlety and sub-plots to occasionally stray into Deep Meaning. I'm gonna miss these ladies. I suppose this has been more of a tribute to the author than a book review, but I recommend this book. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys vampire comedy at its best. Who else presents us with little painted blue men, speaking an almost familiar language and the most talented cattle thieves on the Disc? Please search before submitting things elsewhere on reddit as we often get 4-5 reposts of the same thing.
Between injuries and work and winter this took me forever to listen to whilst training, no review could possibly be valid after such a disjointed experience. He thought he'd come to the mountain kingdom of Lancre for a simple little religious ceremony. Agnes' size adds to her resentments, but she can't help being heavy. It was written before vampires are supposed to sexy now, or whatever. Her resolve and her bravery in facing what might well be, in fact is likely to be, her death are, I imagine, much like how Sir Terry faced his 'embuggerance'.
This has to be in my top 3 of the abridged audio books-and I have about 20. They're out of the casket and want a bite of the future. It's true what people say, that you enjoy his books very much when you've read some of the others - and as far as I'm concerned that's because his characters are so loveable. Well, everyone except for Agnes Nitt's. Just checked there a lot of Practhet missing.