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Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
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Jun 24, 09

bookshelves: humor, fiction, fantasy
Read in March, 2008

Witches Abroad was one of the better Terry Pratchett books I read. It was a battle of good and evil (twin witches have to be one or the other, after all) and how the evil thinks it's good? But it's not. And it's turning people into fairy tales because it thinks they like that? But they don't. And so the trio of Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and a new young witch Magrat goes off to stop said evil witch/fairy godmother, along the way learning the real secrets of witchcraft. Real secrets that apply to everyday life: it's not about 'magic' but headology, i.e. understanding people and making them believe they're doing something they should be. Magrat begins teh book thinking about her witchcraft as being one thing and in the end, realizes that the true spirit of it is helping others, not looking the part. It's a very interesting insight, and makes one wonder of the state of witches today.
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