Iam a huge fan of Terry Pratchett's discwold novels, but far and away "Carpe Jugulum" is my favorite. You'll never quite look at vampires the same way again after reading it. And this is a read that will go quickly as it is hard to put down. This is one of those rare books you will return to more than once. I've read it three times so far and the other copy on my bookshelf will be revisited again in the future. But warning. If you are humourless, rigidly straightlaced and find Tim Burton, Monty Python and sublime absurdity repugnent.. DO NOT READ THIS BOOK. ever
This is a witches book on the Discworld and its an OK read - but its not one of the better ones. The plot starts a take off of the fairytale christening with vampires standing in for the fairies. From there it moves to parody of horror novel tropes. Along the way, we encounter a doubting priest of Om, Igor, etc.
I liked the witches, particularly Granny's solution to the vampire problem. Vampires that insist on giving a sporting chance. I also liked seeing the info on vampires from a different angle than The Truth.
I disliked the religion bits. Pratchett never does well with those, even though I liked Small Gods. Nanny Ogg trying to be Granny, which just doesn't work. Also, I really disliked the the fact that the Count and family felt compelled to cheat. A good enough argument and some benes could have made their little project work.
I found it a weak to good Discworld novel and its headed back to the library.
I usually like Terry Pratchett, but this one was just OK.
Very good read, current humor.
I agree with Tim above. I usually finish a Pratchett book in 2 days - this one took me 2 weeks. I kept putting it down.
I love the books with Granny Weatherwax in them - but the Vampyres just _weren't_ interesting enough. Or funny enough. And trying to figure out what Igor was saying (the lisping Frankenstein-like servant) was too difficult most of the time.