Wyrd Sisters

Wyrd Sisters
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Transworld Pub
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2004-09-01
  • ISBN : 0552152633

Wyrd Sisters Book Review:

The sixth "Discworld" novel. The witches of Discworld, not the most joyful bunch, decide that they must get involved in the politics of the planet. Granny Weatherwax, their obvious choice as spokesperson, finds that life in royal politics is not as simple as it seems.

Wyrd Sisters - Playtext

Wyrd Sisters - Playtext
  • Author : Stephen Briggs,Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2011-09-30
  • ISBN : 9781446497869

Wyrd Sisters - Playtext Book Review:

Terry Pratchett takes Shakespeare's Macbeth and then turns it up 'till the knob comes off. It's all there - a wicked duke and duchess, the ghost of the murdered king, dim soldiers, strolling players, a land in peril. And who stands between the Kingdom and destruction? Three witches. Granny Weatherwax (intolerant, self-opinionated, powerful), Nanny Ogg (down-to-earth, vulgar) and Magrat Garlick (naïve, fond of occult jewellery and bunnies). Stephen Briggs has been involved in amateur dramatics for over 25 years and he assures us that the play can be staged without needing the budget of Industrial Light and Magic. Not only that, but the cast should still be able to be in the pub by 10 o'clock! Oh, and a world of advice omitted from the play text: LEARN THE WORDS Havelock, Lord Vetinari

The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner

The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2016-08-25
  • ISBN : 9781448197156

The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner Book Review:

Do you believe in magic? Can you imagine a war between wizards, a rebellious ant called 4179003, or a time-travelling television? Can you imagine that poor old Mr Swimble could see a mysterious vacuum cleaner in the morning, and make cheese sandwiches and yellow elephants magically appear by the afternoon? Welcome to the wonderful world of Sir Terry Pratchett, and fourteen fantastically funny tales from the master storyteller. Bursting from these pages are food fights, pirates, bouncing rabbits and magical pigeons. And a witch riding a vacuum cleaner, of course. ‘One of the most consistently funny writers around’ Guardian

Wyrd Sisters

Wyrd Sisters
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2008-12-16
  • ISBN : 9781407034621

Wyrd Sisters Book Review:

'Destiny is important, see, but people go wrong when they think it controls them. It's the other way around.' Three witches gathered on a lonely heath. A king cruelly murdered, his throne usurped by his ambitious cousin. A child heir and the royal crown, both missing. Witches don't have these kinds of leadership problems themselves - in fact, they don't have leaders. Granny Weatherwax is the most highly regarded of the leaders they don't have. But even she finds that meddling in royal politics is a lot more complicated than certain playwrights would have you believe. Particularly when the blood on your hands just won't wash off . . . 'Pratchett's Discworld books have made millions of people happy' Guardian 'I love Terry Pratchett' Caitlin Moran Wyrd Sisters is the second book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Witches Abroad

Witches Abroad
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2010-05-25
  • ISBN : 9781407034805

Witches Abroad Book Review:

'You can't go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise, it's just a cage.' There's power in stories. The Fairy Godmother is good. The servant girl marries the Prince. Everyone lives happily ever after . . . don't they? The witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick are travelling to far-distant Genua to stop a wedding and save a kingdom. But how do you fight a happy-ever-after, especially when it comes with glass slippers and a power-hungry Fairy Godmother who has made Destiny an offer it can't refuse? It's hard to resist a good story, even when the fate of the kingdom depends on it . . . 'No one mixes the fantastical and mundane to better comic effect' Daily Mail 'One of our greatest fantasists, and beyond a doubt the funniest' George RR Martin Witches Abroad is the third book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Equal Rites

Equal Rites
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2009-11-24
  • ISBN : 9781407034478

Equal Rites Book Review:

'They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.' Everybody knows there's no such thing as a female wizard. So when the wizard Drum Billet accidentally passes on his staff of power to an eighth daughter of an eighth son, a girl called Eskarina (Esk, for short), the misogynistic world of wizardry wants nothing to do with her. Thankfully Granny Weatherwax, the Discworld's most famous witch, has plenty of experience ignoring the status quo. With Granny's help, Esk sneaks her way into the magical Unseen University and befriends apprentice wizard Simon. But power is unpredictable, and these bright young students soon find themselves in a whole new dimension of trouble. Let the battle of the sexes begin . . . 'If you've never read a Discworld novel, what's the matter with you?' Guardian 'Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own' The Times Equal Rites is the first book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

A Tourist Guide to Lancre

A Tourist Guide to Lancre
  • Author : Terry Pratchett,Stephen Briggs
  • Publisher : Transworld Pub
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 1998
  • ISBN : 0552146080

A Tourist Guide to Lancre Book Review:

Not only an artistic and breathtaking view of Lancre but also an interesting and informative guide to one of the Discworld's more, er, picturesque kingdoms. Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick live there. Lancre could hardly be somwhere ordinary, could it? Magic glues the Discworld together and a lot of it ends up in Lancre, principal Kingdom of the Ramtop Mountains. Between Uberwald and Whale Bay, the Octarine Grass Country and the Windersins Ocean lies the most exciting and dangerous terrain in all Discworld. The Ramtops supply Discworld with most of its witches and wizards. The leaves on the trees move even when there is no breeze. Rocks go for a stroll in the evening. Even the land, at times, seems alive. The mapp may be only two-dimensional, but watch it very carefully and you might just see it jostle about a bit.

The Serpent of Venice

The Serpent of Venice
  • Author : Christopher Moore
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2014-04-22
  • ISBN : 9780062194879

The Serpent of Venice Book Review:

Venice, a long time ago. Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest, the erstwhile envoy from the Queen of Britain: the rascal-Fool Pocket. This trio of cunning plotters—the merchant, Antonio; the senator, Montressor Brabantio; and the naval officer, Iago—have lured Pocket to a dark dungeon, promising an evening of sprits and debauchery with a rare Amontillado sherry and Brabantio's beautiful daughter, Portia. But their invitation is, of course, bogus. The wine is drugged. The girl isn't even in the city limits. Desperate to rid themselves once and for all of the man who has consistently foiled their grand quest for power and wealth, they have lured him to his death. (How can such a small man, be such a huge obstacle?). But this Fool is no fool . . . and he's got more than a few tricks (and hand gestures) up his sleeve. Greed, revenge, deception, lust, and a giant (but lovable) sea monster combine to create another hilarious and bawdy tale from modern comic genius, Christopher Moore.

Wyrd Sisters

Wyrd Sisters
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2019-06-11
  • ISBN : 9780552173308

Wyrd Sisters Book Review:

'Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own . . . he is a satirist of enormous talent' The Times The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . ___________________ 'Destiny is important, see, but people go wrong when they think it controls them. It's the other way around.' Three witches - Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick - have gathered on a lonely heath. A king has been cruelly murdered, his throne usurped by his ambitious cousin. An infant 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 the witches don't have. But even she found that meddling in royal politics was a lot more complicated than certain playwrights would have you believe . . . ___________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Wyrd Sisters is the second book in the Witches series.

The Witches Trilogy

The Witches Trilogy
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 592
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : 057505896X

The Witches Trilogy Book Review:

A collection of three of the author's Discworld novels - Equal Rites, Wyrd Sisters and Witches Abroad - that feature the characters Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrit Garlick.

Nanny Ogg's Cookbook

Nanny Ogg's Cookbook
  • Author : Terry Pratchett,Stephen Briggs,Tina Hannan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2012-11-23
  • ISBN : 9781407034362

Nanny Ogg's Cookbook Book Review:

'They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach which just goes to show they're as confused about anatomy as they gen'rally are about everything else, unless they're talking about instructions on how to stab him, in which case a better way is up and under the ribcage. Anyway, we do not live in a perfect world and it is foresighted and useful for a young woman to become proficient in those arts which will keep a weak-willed man from straying. Learning to cook is also useful.' Nanny Ogg, one of Discworld's most famous witches, is passing on some of her huge collection of tasty and above all interesting recipes, since everyone else is doing it. But in addition to the delights of the Strawberry Wobbler and Nobby's Mum's Distressed Pudding, Mrs Ogg imparts her thoughts on life, death, etiquette ('If you go to other people's funerals they'll be sure to come to yours'), courtship, children and weddings, all in a refined style that should not offend the most delicate of sensibilities. Well, not much. Most of the recipes have been tried out on people who are still alive. Nanny Ogg Gratefully Ackowledges the Assistance in this Literary Argosy of: Mr Terry Pratchett, Mr Stephen Briggs, Mlle Tina Hannan and Master Paul Kidby.

Josh Kirby Poster Bk

Josh Kirby Poster Bk
  • Author : Josh Kirby,Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Corgi Books
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 1990-02-01
  • ISBN : 0552993824

Josh Kirby Poster Bk Book Review:

Tiffany Aching Complete Collection

Tiffany Aching Complete Collection
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 1968
  • Relase : 2015-09-01
  • ISBN : 9780062457424

Tiffany Aching Complete Collection Book Review:

This collection includes all five Tiffany Aching novels in Terry Pratchett's beloved and bestselling Discworld series, including the final Discworld novel, The Shepherd's Crown. The Wee Free Men: Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle—aka the Wee Free Men. A Hat Full of Sky: Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic—not chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this! Indeed, there is. . . . Wintersmith: When the Spirit of Winter takes a fancy to Tiffany Aching, he wants her to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever. It will take the young witch's skill and cunning, as well as help from the legendary Granny Weatherwax and the irrepressible Wee Free Men, to survive until Spring. I Shall Wear Midnight: As the witch of the Chalk, Tiffany Aching performs the distinctly unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someone—or something—is inciting fear, generating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Tiffany must find the source of unrest and defeat the evil at its root, for if she falls, the whole Chalk falls with her. . . . The Shepherd's Crown: Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad. There will be a reckoning. . . .

Pratchett's Women

Pratchett's Women
  • Author : Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • Publisher : Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • Pages : 101
  • Relase : 1901
  • ISBN : 9780648174158

Pratchett's Women Book Review:

From Granny Weatherwax to Susan Death and beyond... Terry Pratchett's Discworld is an epic, groundbreaking work of fantasy often hailed for its originality, humour and deep, layered intelligence. But what about the women? Award-winning author & pop culture critic Tansy Rayner Roberts looks at the portrayal of female characters in many of Pratchett's best loved books, from the early years of fantasy satire and sexy lamps to the more complex, iconic characters of the witches, werewolves, dwarves and queens. Contains 10 essays about gender and the Discworld, including "Socks, Lies & the Monstrous Regiment" which is exclusive to this collection.

The Intertextuality of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld as a Major Challenge for the Translator

The Intertextuality of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld as a Major Challenge for the Translator
  • Author : Aleksander Rzyman
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Pages : 197
  • Relase : 2017-01-06
  • ISBN : 9781443870016

The Intertextuality of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld as a Major Challenge for the Translator Book Review:

For the translator, intertexts are among chief problems posed by the source text. Often unmarked typographically, direct or altered, not necessarily well-known and sometimes intersemiotic, quotations and references to other writings and culture texts call for erudition and careful handling, so that readers of the translation stand a chance of spotting them, too. For the reader, the rich intertextuality of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series is among its trademark features. Consequently, it should not be missed in translations whose success thus depends significantly on the quality of translation of the intertexts which, as is highlighted here, cover a vast and varied range of types of original texts. The book focuses on how to deal with Pratchett’s intertexts: how to track them down, analyse their role, predict obstacles to their effective translation, and suggest translation solutions – complete with a discussion of the translation of selected intertextual fragments in the Polish version, Świat Dysku, a concise overview of intertextual theories, and an assessment of the translator’s work.

Lords And Ladies

Lords And Ladies
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 402
  • Relase : 2008-12-16
  • ISBN : 9781407034874

Lords And Ladies Book Review:

'People didn't seem to be able to remember what it was like with the elves around. Life was certainly more interesting then, but usually because it was shorter. And it was more colourful, if you liked the colour of blood . . .' On Midsummer Night, dreams are especially powerful. So powerful, in fact, that they can cause the walls between realities to come crashing down. And some things you really don't want to break through. The witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick return home to discover that elves have invaded Lancre. And even in a world of wizards, trolls, dwarfs, Morris dancers - and the odd orangutan - they're spectacularly nasty creatures. The fairies are back - and this time they don't just want your teeth . . . 'His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction' Mail on Sunday 'Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic and unchained whimsy' The Sunday Times Lords and Ladies is the fourth book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Shakespeare for Squirrels

Shakespeare for Squirrels
  • Author : Christopher Moore
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2020-05-12
  • ISBN : 9780062434067

Shakespeare for Squirrels Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller! Shakespeare meets Dashiell Hammett in this wildly entertaining murder mystery from New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore—an uproarious, hardboiled take on the Bard’s most performed play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, featuring Pocket, the hero of Fool and The Serpent of Venice, along with his sidekick, Drool, and pet monkey, Jeff. Set adrift by his pirate crew, Pocket of Dog Snogging—last seen in The Serpent of Venice—washes up on the sun-bleached shores of Greece, where he hopes to dazzle the Duke with his comedic brilliance and become his trusted fool. But the island is in turmoil. Egeus, the Duke’s minister, is furious that his daughter Hermia is determined to marry Demetrius, instead of Lysander, the man he has chosen for her. The Duke decrees that if, by the time of the wedding, Hermia still refuses to marry Lysander, she shall be executed . . . or consigned to a nunnery. Pocket, being Pocket, cannot help but point out that this decree is complete bollocks, and that the Duke is an egregious weasel for having even suggested it. Irritated by the fool’s impudence, the Duke orders his death. With the Duke’s guards in pursuit, Pocket makes a daring escape. He soon stumbles into the wooded realm of the fairy king Oberon, who, as luck would have it, IS short a fool. His jester Robin Goodfellow—the mischievous sprite better known as Puck—was found dead. Murdered. Oberon makes Pocket an offer he can’t refuse: he will make Pocket his fool and have his death sentence lifted if Pocket finds out who killed Robin Goodfellow. But as anyone who is even vaguely aware of the Bard’s most performed play ever will know, nearly every character has a motive for wanting the mischievous sprite dead. With too many suspects and too little time, Pocket must work his own kind of magic to find the truth, save his neck, and ensure that all ends well. A rollicking tale of love, magic, madness, and murder, Shakespeare for Squirrels is a Midsummer Night’s noir—a wicked and brilliantly funny good time conjured by the singular imagination of Christopher Moore.

Wyrd Sisters

Wyrd Sisters
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Harper
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2013-04-30
  • ISBN : 0062225731

Wyrd Sisters Book Review:

Meet Granny Weatherwax, 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, though,it's a lot harder to stir up trouble in the castle than some theatrical types would haveyou think. Even when you've got a few unexpected spells up your sleeve.

Sourcery

Sourcery
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2009-11-24
  • ISBN : 9781407034546

Sourcery Book Review:

'It's vital to remember who you really are . . . it isn't a good idea to rely on other people or things to do it for you, you see. They always get it wrong.' An eighth son of an eighth son is born, a wizard squared, a source of magic. A sourcerer. Unseen University, the Discworld's most magical establishment, has finally got its wish: the emergence of a wizard more powerful than ever before. You'd think they would have been a little more careful what they wished for . . . As the sourcerer takes over the University and sets his sights on the rest of the world, only one wizard manages to escape his influence. Unfortunately for everyone, it's Rincewind. Once again the cowardly wizard must embark on a quest: to deliver a precious artefact - the very embodiment of magic itself - halfway across the Disc to safety. If he doesn't make it, the death of all wizardry is at hand. And the end of the world, depending on who you listen to. 'One of our greatest fantasists, and beyond a doubt the funniest' George R.R. Martin 'May well be considered his masterpiece . . . Humour such as his is an endangered species' The Times Sourcery is the third book in the Wizards series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Wyrd Sisters

Wyrd Sisters
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 1998-10-28
  • ISBN : 9780552134606

Wyrd Sisters Book Review:

Witches are not by nature gregarious, and they certainly 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 difficult than certain playwrights would have you believe... WYRD SISTERS IS THE SIXTH NOVEL IN THE DISCWORLD SEQUENCE - THE FUNNIEST FANTASY SERIES EVER.