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Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
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Jan 02, 2008

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Read in June, 2007

There's a ghost in the Ankh-Morpork opera house. Murder mystery/opera/cook-book...Nanny and Granny Weatherwax save the day again. I finished up this book with a real affection for Granny Weatherwax. I liked her before, but I appreciated her after. Same goes for the witches as characters; I'll take Granny Weatherwax over the wizard Ridcully any day of the week. And I think that the unexpectedly real dilemma over Right and Wrong her character experienced through the story (how is Granny Weatherwax any different from Black Aliss?) and how she finally choose to deal with Salzella is what won me over. There would have been easier, less painful ways to defeat him. But Granny Weatherwax recognized that overcoming evil without becoming evil must often come at a personal cost.

A few minor walk-on scenes for Death, and a small but satisfying incorporation of the Librarian and Corporal Nobby Nobbs, who has to carry around an identification card to prove he's human. And quite a bit of scumble. Apples--or, mostly apples...

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