Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lords and Ladies

So, I read another Terry Pratchett book.  I just couldn't not.  I delved into another witch book, and I must say, this one is better than the last.  That is to be expected, most of all because all of the characters are more developed and more, well, themselves.  And then there's Casanunda, who is unparalleled and a creature unto himself.  I am not sure, but I am thinking I may find myself reading the next book in the witch series, Carpe Jugulum, soon, lol.

I have to say, I don't remember being so fond of the Nanny Ogg character the first time around.  She was always a hoot, but she is just such a perfect counterpoint to Granny Weatherwax in this story.  The hedonistic, obstinate sugar to sweeten up Esme's piss and vinegar.

Like always, there were at least 25 places where I literally laughed at loud.  Even when you kind of know what to expect with Pratchett - to the point of having already read the darned book, for crying out loud - he still manages to catch you off guard.

Not going to rate this one, because I think in my mind, I have always divided all of the books I've read into two categories - those written by Pratchett, and those written by everybody else.  It's just not fair to compare these uncomparable books with the rest of the world of letters :)

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