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Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
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Aug 30, 10

Read from August 26 to 30, 2010

I think I've finally sussed out the reason why I enjoy the Discworld books, but don't love-love-love them like so many others do. While the writing and plotting are clever and the use of language masterful, I never feel like the characters and stories in the Discworld books have any gravitas backing them up. The characters don't seem to have any real feelings or emotions, just witty words and quirky traits. It's like watching a Warner Brothers cartoon; Bug Bunny may get angry, act sad, betrayed, fearful... but I know it's just an act and he will reset himself by the next cartoon.

All that being said, the stories in Discworld have been evolving. The first few were spoofs of the sword and dragon genre, turned on its ear with the cowardly Rincewind taking on the roll of hero. Mort was a thousand times more interesting, deviating from that particular trope. Wyrd Sisters is even more of an improvement, tackling a large cast of characters and spoofing The Bard himself.

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