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W północ się odzieję (Discworld #38)

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Tiffany Obolała jest czarownicą. Bardzo się stara, pomagając mieszkańcom Kredy. Nawet jeśli jej praca obejmuje głównie bandażowanie nóg i ma niewiele wspólnego z… no magią. I utrudnia sen.

Ale gdzieś, kiedyś istniał splątany kłąb zła i pogardy, nienawiści i wrogości. Teraz się przebudził. Budzi też dawne opowieści, te o złych, starych czarownicach. I nagle Tiffany nie jest
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Published May 17th 2011 by Prószyński i S-ka (first published January 1st 2010)
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Havelock I would recommend going back and reading the rest of the Tiffany books at some point, but in terms of the whole Discworld chronology, you can still…moreI would recommend going back and reading the rest of the Tiffany books at some point, but in terms of the whole Discworld chronology, you can still enjoy the books out of order.(less)
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Mariel
Jun 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who's ever had to grow up
I didn't become a Terry Pratchett fan until 2009. My twin sister told me numerous times that it would be a very good idea for me to read him. I do listen to my twin, it's just that particular urgency to heed her advice hinges on many factors: did she tell me too much (in the interest of fairness, I do this more to her than she does to me), was I feeling a loner and left out of hyper enthuasism... Probably that last one. Everything good about Terry Pratchet you've probably been told or read (or s ...more
Dan Schwent
Mar 05, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Lyn
Apr 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading any Terry Pratchett Discworld novel has a smile-O-meter factor – while you read you are constantly smiling at his descriptions, references, allusions and turns of phrase. He is simply a very entertaining writer with a keen ability to tell a good story.

Add to this quality while reading his 38th Discworld book I Shall Wear Midnight (first published in 2010 and featuring recurring protagonist Tiffany Aching) the feeling that Pratchett’s narration is like a comforting blanket in which the r
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Lightreads
Dec 02, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is more of the same for this subseries – which is a good thing! More adolescent witch adventures, more growing up too fast, more dry humor with teeth underneath.

Critics go on about how magic in fantasy novels is a metaphor for political power or social power or insert power here. Which is usually a really unsatisfying reading to me because fantasy novel magic is so often inborn, inexplicable, a random or genetic gift. Which is a good metaphor for social power, often, but it’s not very inter
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Vicki
Apr 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would read the phone book if Terry Pratchett wrote it. I have read all his books; including the ones for kids and young adults. I've given away a fortune in his YA and kids' books at schools.
I am only a short way into the book but it is already filled with Pratchett's signature wit and (yes) wisdom. No one uses the English language like Pratchett. If I sound like FanGirl, it's because I am, absolutely. Pratchett makes Tiffany "feel" like a real 16-year old girl; with all the confusion and ang
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Melindam
My original rating for this book was 3 stars and yep, it stays that way (though at one point I was tempted to downgrade). It had been the weakest book of the Tiffany Aching-series .... well until The Shepherd's Crown was published anyway :( .

This was definitely the book where things started on the slippery slope for me with the series. The core was interesting, but it was surrounded by so much unnecessary, and let's be honest, boring padding that started grating. Also I couldn't shake the feelin
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YouKneeK
I Shall Wear Midnight is the fourth book in the Tiffany Aching subseries of Discworld.

In this story, there is an entity that is causing an increase of bigotry against witches, and naturally its prime target is Tiffany. The story was ok, but very short and the plot was pretty thin. The book was carried by the characters, who are all still a lot of fun. I liked that we got to spend a short amount of time in Ankh-Morpork, which isn’t a normal setting for the Tiffany books, and I especially liked t
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Melissa McShane
I realized some ten pages into this book that I'd only ever read it once before, which is unusual for me; I go to Terry Pratchett's books in the times when I can't handle anything else. (This happens often.) It seemed appropriate, given that the US release of The Shepherd's Crown is Tuesday, and turned out to be exactly what I needed on a Sunday evening.

There were things I remembered: Tiffany's changed relationship with Roland, the Nac Mac Feegle in Ankh-Morpork, Letitia the very damp Duchess's
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Carol
Oct 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anglophiles, folklore fans, anyone who needs a good laugh, fans of the other Tiffany Aching books
Terry Pratchett is a genius! This book is the fourth in the Tiffany Aching Adventures, and my favorite so far, I think. Tiffany is a sixteen-year-old witch, self-assured and very wise beyond her years, yet still down to earth (or, in her case, chalk) and still sixteen. She is once again joined by her small, blue, kilted, ale-drinking, fist-fighting, hygienically challenged, oft-invisible clan of Nac Mac Feegles who provide the story's comic relief. Her nemesis this time is the Cunning Man--the p ...more
Carolyn
Nov 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, humour
It is with some sadness that I finished this knowing that Sir Terry will not write any more Discworld books. He writes in the voice of a 16 year old witch so brilliantly. Although Tiffany Aching is trying very hard to be grown up, she has to keep telling herself she is the witch of the Chalk and the people rely on her to be their witch. But now is no time to be unsure of herself. Something black and evil is hunting her down and putting bad thoughts about witches into people's heads. Tiffany is s ...more
Clouds

Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma: which reading list to follow it up with? Variety is the spice of life, so I’ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously. This book falls into my LOCUS Y-A list.

I think I’ll always have a soft-spot for imaginative young-adult speculative fiction and as the good people at Locus did such a grand job with picking their Sci-Fi winners, I’ll trust them to single out some special y-a books too.


I read I S
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Jen3n
Oct 27, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
I still feel weird putting these under the heading of "children’s books." They aren't, really, and never have been. Even when the main character was just a ten year old girl.

So. This is the last of the Tiffany Aching books and the last time we will ever hear of Granny Weatherwax or Nanny Ogg ever again, thanks to Mr. Pratchett's disease. I am given to understand that most of this book was, by necessity, dictated.

And it's not a bad book. Quite good, given the circumstances. But a lot of character
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Bradley
Mar 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, humor
Extremely enjoyable witch novel. This sub-branch of the whole disc-World always have the ability to make me giddy and giggly with the feeling that imminent practicality is the most magical skill in the world. It's a consistent feeling, of course, and not endemic to this novel. On the other hand, for all of the Aching novels that all appear to be about coming-to-age, there's a delightful variety in how one can come of age. I got the distinct impression that this 16 year old woman just got more wi ...more
Nathan
Oct 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't find many books that I'd gladly give to my girl and say "this, this is what being human is". In the Tiffany Aching series, Pratchett nailed it and in this, the final book (which can be read alone), Pratchett nails the story too. The others have featured metaphors-come-to-life as antagonists, but they were very active antagonists. In this book, the antagonist is more in the background: he exists, there's pursuit, but it's all playing second fiddle to Tiffany's battle with her feelings and ...more
Magrat Ajostiernos
Mar 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasía, 2015
Porque necesito a Terry más que nunca…. T___T
Muratcan
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tiffany Sızı o kadar mükemmel bir seri ki tarif etmeye kelimeler yetmez <3
Rachel Hartman
Nov 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bah. Made me cry. Curse you Terry Pratchett!

Hat Made of Sky is still my favourite of the Tiffany Aching books, but I might even put this one second. The plot wasn't as tight as he (historically) has been capable of, and the menace of the villain didn't live up to its potential, quite. But there was so much other stuff here to love, and be moved by, and remind me of other things, that I didn't really care.

For the first half, seriously, I could only read about forty pages at a time because then I
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Emilio
PopSugar Reading Challenge #8. A book with a time of day in the title

Una de esas entregas de Mundodisco con más contenido ético que humorístico. No sé hasta donde llega la crítica de Pratchett en este libro pero creo que mucho más lejos de lo que puede parecer en un principio.

No he leído ninguna de las entregas anteriores de Tiffany y lo he leído en este momento por el reto de Popsugar. Aprovecho para decir que casi se puede leer independientemente aunque hay algún que otro chiste que no se pil
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Afro Madonna
3.5 stars ! No, I'm not going to round it up . Very enjoyable though and I loved the epilogue . Classic Terry !
Melissa
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, read-2017
I just love these books so much, great on audiobook too, so fun, so clever, and such great gems of wisdom woven right in...I highly recommend this YA series by Terry Pratchett, a sub-set within his larger Discworld, to readers of all ages. I'll be sad to finish the next and last one of this series, I'll miss Tiffany and her Wee Free Men. 💙
Chris
I Shall Wear Midnight is supposedly that last novel about the young witch from the Chalk, Tiffany. In some ways that knowledge colors the book.

Tiffany has done with her education and is back home serving as the Chalk's witch. Sadly, strange things seem to be happening, more than just what happens with an senient cheese named Horace, a lawyer who is frog (but who can be paid in beetles) and the Feegles around.

In some ways, the novel feels like a good-bye, if not to the Disc than to Tiffany. This
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Nate
Oct 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
Sometimes I feel like there's not enough joy left in the world. Then Sir Pratchett publishes another gem like this, and it makes me feel better.

Tiffany Aching is 16. In a world that looks a lot like our 19th century, that's taking the 'young' out of Young Adult. This is a book with genuine terror, truly adult situations, and more joy and laughter than you'll find almost anywhere.

Tiffany is now the true witch of her Chalk; she's bandaging wounds, helping the old and sick shuffle off their mortal
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Lee Battersby
Pratchett-by-numbers, with nothing memorable or engaging to tie the plot around. Characters and subplots are added for no good reason and resolved without the slightest sign of conflict or character change, the antagonist is poorly defined and, in the end, despatched with such ease that it leaves the reader wondering just what the fuss was all about-- if this thing has been the scourge of witches throughout the centuries then the witches can't have been very good at what they do to have been bea ...more
Azumi
Aug 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me ha encantado y se me ha hecho cortísimo. Al leer el epílogo casi se me han saltado unas lagrimillas y es que me ha dado la impresión como que Pratchett se estaba despidiendo ya del personaje de Tiffany, como si supiese que ese iba a ser el último libro que iba a escribir sobre ella y me ha dado mucha mucha pena :((

Por otro lado el título me parece precioso y más cuando conoces su verdadero significado al decir Tiffany que "cuando sea vieja se vestirá de medianoche".
Kaethe
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Shall Wear Midnight: A Story of Discworld (Discworld Novels) 2011, January 1
 
Oh, goodness, how I loved this book. Wintersmith was okay, but this is fabulous. Tiffany's grown up some more, and now she's home on the chalk, where she's coming into her own as the local witch. Against that, there's someone stirring up witch-hunts again, and Roland has a girlfriend who's the daughter of a Duchess. And the Nac Mac Feegle are into everything, shouting Crivens!Delightful because it gets Tiffany back wh
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Nigel
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
When I read my first Discworld book (the first in the series) there were only 3 published then I think. I loved Rincewind and the luggage. I then loved the witches books. Death too has always been a favourite character of mine.

However when I first read a Tiffany Aching story (I've been reading them in the wrong order!) I came to understand that Pratchett had created one of his best most rounded characters in her. Yes they work for younger people but the hag business speaks to anyone who is huma
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Nicole
4 1/2 stars. My objection to teenage marriage, even in a pseudo-18th century fantasyland, prevents me from finding this book perfect. But it's close.
I stalled a bit in getting to this one because it's the last of the Tiffany Aching books, and I hate to see a good thing end (even though I can re-read the books at my leisure). Tiffany, as I've said in previous reviews, is a wonderful character. She's a far better person than I am, but somehow I relate to her--in part because she continually ends u
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Marta
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, fantasy
This is my favorite Tiffany Aching story so far. The theme is witchhunts, evil and misunderstandings. Both Tiffany and Pratchett are at their full power and compassion. Tiffany finds her match. I loved the full compendium of witches that show up, and run-in with the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. All of it bathed in wise-cracks and hilarious observations, as usual. A new favorite!
Peterb
Oct 25, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I Shall Wear Midnight is Terry Pratchett's final book in the Tiffany Aching series. While clever, thoughtful, and well-constructed, it suffers from the same problem Pratchett has had in his other recent books: he has fallen too much in love with his characters to truly hurt them. Compared to the latent menace that suffused, for example, The Wee Free Men, we never feel here that Tiffany is at any risk that she can't overcome through prodigious application of witch-bourne moxie. This is a drawback ...more
A Bald Mage** Steve
I was hooked on these books in the late 1990's and I had to have every book that came out without fail. Unfortunately during the mists of time all the books have merged into one, but I still remember Death and Rincewind to this day and the over top adventures they had. But I have to admit my favourite novels were the ones that contain the city watch and the adventures of Sam Vimes, these novels still to this day stick out as the best of the series, but I never really got on with the books that f ...more
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“She heard him mutter, 'Can you take away this grief?'
'I'm sorry,' she replied. 'Everyone asks me. And I would not do so even if I knew how. It belongs to you. Only time and tears take away grief; that is what they are for.”
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