This was a lot of of fun - not up to the level of Maskerade, but still a blast. Margat, Nanny & Granny head off to Genua, with Margat in the role of fairy godmother (it was as much as a surprise to her as the others). Like a lot of comedy, the getting there is half the fun.
Genua is a lot of fun - a mix of Louisiana, specifically the New Orleans area, and Disney World. Gamers who like Zorcerer of Zo would get a lot out of Lilith's Genua, where stories are fed, encouraged and warped to Lilith's ends and happy endings are mandatory. Granny and Nanny have opinions on this (as well as history between Lilith and Esme).
I like it. Now to go figure out which book comes next and raid the library.
Solid Terry Pratchett - funny and well written. This is one of his Discworld books which follows the infamous coven of three - Magrat Garlick, Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg - on an adventure to a far off land. Filled with fairy godmothers, happy endings and lots of pumpkins.
I really enjoyed this book. Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick were sent to forn parts to play fairy godmother...a great twist on some familiar fairy tales. Pratchett does an excellent job. Very entertaining and funny.
This is my favorite book of the Discworld series and absolutely the funniest one featuring Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg. I laughed out loud through most of the book, especially the parts with Greebo, Nanny's cat. Fractured fairy tales, the running of the bulls, dwarf bread - what more could you want in a fantasy satire?
Pratchett's take on fairy tales is quite an enjoyable ride. Meet the witches--they will seem strangely familiar. You've probably met people like this. Especially if you've traveled to "farn parts" and listened to your fellow travelers. And what a ride--consistently funny throughout, with great plot twists and poetic justice. Great satire done so well you won't realize how much it makes you think. If Pratchett wrote historical novels, I might actually remember the major events and players! And now I'm thinking a certain book by (Mark)Twain might be next on my list...
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This is by far my favorite of all the Discworld novels to date, and I've got most of them. To me, the best stories center around the original three witches (Granny, Nanny, and Magrat) and in this one they're all in top form. Granny is the perfect foil for Nanny's joie de vivre, and Magrat is the Discworld's wettest fairy godmother (with extra pumpkins!).
A thoughtfully funny book about behavior in foreign countries. We all know the type: complaining about how different it is, eating at McDonald's, giving Americans a bad name. It also delves into the psychology of stories and how we fulfil them. A child is missing - the suspect is the psycho mother, a politician is caught with his pants down or his hand out, etc.