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Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett
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Jul 19, 12

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Read in July, 2012

Carpe Jugulum is hands-down one of my favorite Discworld novels, and for that matter one of my favorite books. It's funny, it's exciting, it contains a lot of very interesting and thoughtful commentary wrapped up in hijinks, and it showcases some of my very favorite Discworld characters, most notably Granny Weatherwax.

If you asked me to name my favorite vampire-centric books, I would definitely mention Robin McKinley's Sunshine, but I think that Carpe Jugulum would still take the top spot.

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Ungelic_is_us My thoughts exactly! My enjoyment of this really lovely satire on vampire fiction were the endless fat jokes at Agnes' expense. I realize that Discworld is about playing with stereotypes to a certain extent, but I find Pratchett's writing about that character pretty personally insulting. Alas! Aside from that, a very good book--and I think it anticipates Twilight's convention of a human woman being fascinating to a vampire *because* he cannot read her mind!

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