Wyrd Sisters

Wyrd Sisters Terry s Pratchett s profoundly irreverent novels are consistent number one bestsellers in England where they have catapulted him into the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain Kurt Vonnegut

  • Title: Wyrd Sisters
  • Author: Terry Pratchett Victor Gollancz
  • ISBN: 9780061807152
  • Page: 248
  • Format: ebook
  • Terry s Pratchett s profoundly irreverent novels are consistent number one bestsellers in England, where they have catapulted him into the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.Meet Granny Weatherwax, the most highly regarded non leader a coven of non social witches could ever have Generally, these loners don t get iTerry s Pratchett s profoundly irreverent novels are consistent number one bestsellers in England, where they have catapulted him into the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.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, mush 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 have you think Even when you ve got a few unexpected spells up your sleeve.

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    1. How have I never read Terry Pratchett before? He's like Shakespeare and Wodehouse and Monty Python all wrapped into one!A student gave me this book while we were studying Macbeth in class. Wyrd Sisters is a sort of parallel story, which manages to poke fun at the play, revere the play, make inside jokes about the play, and well, generally turn the play on its head. All the while, you, the reader, get to feel very smart and superior for getting all the jokes and allusions.And yet it manages to [...]

    2. Shakespeare on the Discworld.Truth be told, and all due respect to Rincewind, but I am partial to Sir Terry’s Discworld Witches. Granny Weatherwax returns from Equal Rites to star in another novel, this time in Pratchett’s 1988 entry into the Discworld universe, Wyrd Sisters, his sixth Discworld novel and the second to feature Weatherwax and her sister witches.Nanny Ogg gives her a run for her money though.Pratchett provides Granny Weatherwax with a return visit and introduces two of her sis [...]

    3. I know the wizards have their fans, but for my money, NOBODY beats the Discworld witches.Granny Weatherwax and her "cronies" try to dethrone an undesirable king in this adventure. To do it they'll need to mess around with time and even consort with.rs - gasp!Here the gals summon a demon, with predictably Pratchett-like results:The waters seethed a little, became very still and then, with a sudden movement and a little popping noise, mounded up into a head."Well?" it said."Who're you?" said Grann [...]

    4. What a funny coincidence that my group started the Discworld buddy-read at a time that meant this 6th installment would be read in October of all months. How utterly appropriate.And I have a confession to make: I think I have a new favourite. O.OSo far, my absolute favourite was Mort and it still is fantastic, but this book is at least equally great. There might not be deep messages about mortality, but the plot in Wyrd Sisters has a lot of other important topics to offer.The story is that of ho [...]

    5. There have been many great reviews on this old favorite of Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld, and I won't wax eloquent, (or otherwise), save to mention that it's full of Headology and Shakespeare references, between murdered kings and lost heirs and crowns and a mummer's farce and a showdown between Witches and the King, but even so, it's all fun as hell.I think this is the first novel of the Discworld series that truly comes into its own or the first one that Pratchett uses as the template for al [...]

    6. "When you break rules, break 'em good and hard."Hm. I must admit I wasn't as taken with this one as I was with Mort. Terry Pratchett's insatiable wit was still there, but I just wasn't as invested in this story. Three witches - Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and young Magrat keep to their own little coven and rarely meddle in other affairs. But when three knights appear carrying a baby off into the woods they become suspicious, and decide to get involved. "I reckon responsible behaviour is somethi [...]

    7. Hay autores que uno termina no sólo respetando, sino admirando al reconocer que además de sus talentos narrativos se trata de personas poseedoras de una cultura impresionante. Personas que seguro tenían bibliotecas monstruosas donde uno podía perderse, y personas con las cuales una tarde de café se convertiría en una experiencia para atesorar. Personas cuya cultura permea por todos lados en sus obras y donde uno termina de leer los libros y dice: 'de veras éste está cañón'.Los Alberto [...]

    8. As the cauldron bubbled an eldritch voice shrieked: ‘When shall we three meet again?’ There was a pause. Finally another voice said, in far more ordinary tones: ‘Well, I can do next Tuesday.’I just realised that I never finished writing a review for this one even though I absolutely loved it. Wyrd Sisters is the second installment of the Witches sub-series, and is Pratchett's version of what would happen if Hamlet and Macbeth had been set in the Discworld universe - which may just give y [...]

    9. The late Terry Pratchett was a hell of a writer. I thought one of my other favorite Fantasy authors, Brandon Sanderson, was barking up the wrong tree when he lauded Pratchett as a genius. But, I realize now better not to distrust those in the know. It is clear to me that the author of Wyrd Sisters is a master of literature, with this book to prove it. A very great first half leading to a less than perfect second half makes me look forward to the Discworld books. It's queer how the first half emi [...]

    10. “It is true that words have power, and one of the things they are able to do is get out of someone’s mouth before the speaker has the chance to stop them.” Granny Weatherwax is back! Our favourite witch is brought to the scene when a baby is dropped at her feet leading her and her covent sisters, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, to deal with the death of a monarch and his rightful succession. All this of course involves a lot more than was first thought, with the kingdom in disarray due to th [...]

    11. After reading three rather lackluster books in a row I was feeling rather down about the world of reading. Then I read the first sentence of Wyrd Sisters. I entered the world of witches, Shakespearean plots and a novel full of Terry Pratchett's wonderful, quirky sense of humour.As the cauldron bubbled an eldritch voice shrieked: 'When shall we three meet again?'There was a pause. Finally another voice said, in a far more ordinary tones: 'Well, I can do next Tuesday.'pg 1. I think my favourite pa [...]

    12. Rating: 4.5 starsWyrd Sisters is the sixth book in the Discworld series, a series known for it's many books and trickiness into deciding its reading order. I found Wyrd Sisters a perfectly good introduction into the world. It is a fun and light hearted book involving witches, kings and magic.It is a parody of the genre and it is gloriously entertaining and such a soothing change of pace from your typical fantasy novel. Nobody takes themselves seriously in this book. The witches know what you exp [...]

    13. Executive Summary: Started slow, but the second half kind of made up for the first half. And very quotable as always. 3.5 Stars.Full ReviewWell I made it! I did 5 Discworld books in the last few months. I was able to read this book in April for Sword and Laser without having to skip any books.It's not my favorite of the bunch, but I definitely enjoyed it more than I did Sourcery. I think I might have enjoyed Equal Rites more though. I was warned that Granny Weatherwax was a bit different in this [...]

    14. If the idiots of the world aren't careful, they'll find themselves being educated without knowing it. Reading Pratchett is like reading something written by someone who finds pretty much everything interesting, and wants to share it with you without condescending or being preachy. Oh, waitHere he tackles Macbeth in particular, and the power of the written and spoken word in general. How he manages to take something as epic and classic as Macbeth and simultaneously mock it and pay homage to it is [...]

    15. Pure entertainment from start to finish. Nanny Ogg is so similar to my own grandmother that I am drawn to her character first before the more famous Granny Wetherwax despite this being the grand dame of headology's first appearance as we would come to know her after the character exploration of Equal Rites. Taking two months away from reading and reviewing has really taken its toll, I can barely think of a thing to say. It doesn't matter though, this one has stood the test of time and in posteri [...]

    16. I love this trio of witches.Terry Pratchett has done it again - another fantastic tale of the Discworld.The plot is hilarious and the characters even more so. But still there's a thread of romance, a sweet little side story.This story has heart.

    17. Libr GENIAL escrito por un genio! Leídos 6 de Mundodisco y para mi éste es el mejor. Se lleva las 5 estrellas.

    18. Wyrd Sisters was the very first Discworld novel that I ever read, back at the tender age of eight. A friend of mine got it as a present from her father. Like his previous gift of the collected novels of Jane Austen, this wasn't received with much enthusiasm. She tossed it over to me on one of our monthly 'let's raid one another's bookcases' events. I was intrigued by the slightly cartoony, slightly grotesque style of Josh Kirby's cover art, and took it away with me.I read the whole thing in abou [...]

    19. Monty Python meets Macbeth? Wyrd Sisters was my first foray into Pratchett's pulpy, popular Discword series, and, although I liked it I didn't quite love it. It was certainly a clever book -- I appreciated the offhand Shakespeare references -- but it felt rough around the edges to me, like Pratchett sent his manuscript off for publishing one draft too soon. It needs revising. Some paragraphs I reread several times, and not because they were challenging but because they barely made sense. Anyway [...]

    20. Terry Pratchett does Macbeth. This is my favourite Discworld book so far (I'm reading them in publishing order). The writing is brilliantly perfect and funny. The Fool is a great character, wrestling with the ill-fitting role he's been assigned in the Shakespearean-esque world he inhabits. The jokes all work, the story is clever, the bard references are inspired, and tipping it into another dimension of enjoyment is the always irreverent Granny Weatherwax. I loved it. I want more. Give me more n [...]

    21. Pratchett takes a jab at Shakespeare's classics31 October 2012 Well, here I am writing a commentary on Wyrd Sisters on Halloween. Okay, this book isn't about Halloween, but the three main characters are witches, and there are a lot of ghosts in this book as well, so it seems that it is quite ironic that I am writing about it now. Not that I particularly subscribe to Halloween though, since it is an American holiday, though that is a bit of a technicality since it is really only in America that i [...]

    22. I found this fun in parts but also slightly awkward, maybe the Shakespeare references got a bit too heavy handed for me? It's great reading a few of these books and keeping track of Nanny Ogg's declining number of teeth, and on the whole I think the witches were the funniest part as they try to provide orientation to a new witch. The ideas are good fun, like the leakage of Shakespeare from our universe in to unsuspecting discworld, or more precisely the theatrical dwarf suffering from the effect [...]

    23. Wyrd Sisters is a fun, lively book. It’s definitely a bit on the light side compared to some of Pratchett’s later works – more parody and less satire, if you like – but there’s nothing wrong with a jocular, easy-going read. Indeed, while it perhaps lacks something of the punch one might find in Mort or Small Gods, this installment is probably one of the better entry points for DISCWORLD, readable and endearing.This is of course especially true if you’re a Shakespeare fan, in which ca [...]

    24. He entrado en el Mundodisco con buen pie. Creo que voy a seguir con la saga de las brujas, y ya veré qué más tiene Pratchett más adelante.Me declaro fan de póster de Yaya Ceravieja, ¡eso sí es una bruja! :D

    25. A silly Hamlet spoof.When I pick up a Discworld novel, I hope to laugh the whole way through. The humor fell flat for me this time. I chuckled a few times but most of the time the jokes were cheesier than usual and the characters weren’t as interesting as other favorites of the Disc. 2.5 Stars

    26.  The wind howled. Lightning stabbed at the earth erratically, like an inefficient assassin. Thunder rolled back and forth across the dark, rain-lashed hills.  The night was as black as the inside of a cat. It was the kind of night, you could believe, on which gods moved men as though they were pawns on the chessboard of fate. In the middle of this elemental storm a fire gleamed among the dripping furze bushes like the madness in a weasel's eye. It illuminated three hunched figures. As the [...]

    27. gerberadaisydiaries/20Double, double toil and troubleFire burn, and cauldron bubble. Macbeth Act 4, Scene 1When Duke Felmet kills King Verence and names himself the new King of Lancre, Verence's ghost haunts the castle and his young son is smuggled out of the kingdom and taken to a coven of three witches for protection. These witches bestow three gifts upon the baby and place him with the owner of an acting troupe. The new king is an evil one, and the entire kingdom (animal, vegetable, and miner [...]

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