Terry Pratchetts fantasy classic Wyrd Sisters, a novel in the Discworld series, is the story of Granny Weatherwax, the most highly regarded non-leader a coven of non-social witches could ever have.
Generally, these loners don't get involved in anything, mush less royal intrigue. but then there are those times they can't help it. As Granny Weatherwax is about to discover,...more
But like they say, you can probably read most…moreI always recommend Going Postal first. It's a wonderful intro to the world, and a wonderful stand-alone.
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A student gave me this book while we were studying Macbeth in class. Wyrd Sisters is a sort of parallel story, which manages to poke fun at the play, revere the play, make inside jokes about the play, and ... well, generally turn the play on its head. All the while, you, the reader, get to feel very smart and superior for getting all the jokes and allusions.
And yet it ...more
Truth be told, and all due respect to Rincewind, but I am partial to Sir Terrys Discworld Witches.
Granny Weatherwax returns from Equal Rites to star in another novel, this time in Pratchetts 1988 entry into the Discworld universe, Wyrd Sisters, his sixth Discworld novel and the second to feature Weatherwax and her sister witches.
Nanny Ogg gives her a run for her money though.
Pratchett provides Granny Weatherwax with a return visit and introduces two of her sisters, ...more
Well in the end it wasn't the football that delayed me, I was delayed by only my second ever migraine, so apologies if this is a bit of a mushy/nonsensical review as my brain still feels like cotton wool 🤕
Right, lets see, witty, well written, amusing anecdotes, Shakespeare/real life parody, DEATH, witches it has to be Terry Pratchett. I know I read this book many years ago , but I didn't remember any of it, ...more
Second Read: 5th October, 2018. 3 stars.]
Wyrd Sisters is the second of the Witch mini-series, in the ever popular Discworld series. Equal Rites was the first and we were introduced to one of the greatest characters of all-time: Granny Weatherwax.
Wyrd Sisters brings two more witches-and mentions of many others-in to fray: Nanny Ogg, Granny's best friend, and Magrat Garlick, a new-wave witch who thinks jangling jewellery and occult symbols makes you a better ...more
Granny Weatherwax and her "cronies" try to dethrone an undesirable king in this adventure. To do it they'll need to mess around with time and even consort with...actors - gasp!
Here the gals summon a demon, with predictably Pratchett-like results:
The waters seethed a little, became very still and then, with a sudden movement and a little popping noise, mounded up into a head.
"Well?" it said.
"Who're you?" said ...more
Wyrd Sisters is Terry Pratchett's sixth Discworld novel, published in 1988, and re-introduces Granny Weatherwax of Equal Rites. Wyrd Sisters features three witches: Granny Weatherwax; Nanny Ogg, matriarch of a large tribe of Oggs and owner of the most evil cat in the world; and Magrat Garlick, the junior witch, who firmly believes in occult jewelry, covens, and bubbling cauldrons, much to the annoyance of the other two. King Verence I of ...more
Hm. I must admit I wasn't as taken with this one as I was with Mort.
Terry Pratchett's insatiable wit was still there, but I just wasn't as invested in this story.
Three witches - Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and young Magrat keep to their own little coven and rarely meddle in other affairs.
But when three knights appear carrying a baby off into the woods they become suspicious, and decide to get involved.
"I reckon responsible behaviour is ...more
And I have a confession to make: I think I have a new favourite. O.O
So far, my absolute favourite was Mort and it still is fantastic, but this book is at least equally great. There might not be deep messages about mortality, but the plot in Wyrd Sisters has a lot of other important topics to offer.
The story is that of ...more
I think this is the first novel of the Discworld series that truly comes into its own... or the first one that Pratchett uses as the template for ...more
I just realised that I never finished writing a review for this one even though I absolutely loved it. Wyrd Sisters is the second installment of the Witches sub-series, and is Pratchett's version of what would happen if Hamlet and Macbeth had been set in the Discworld universe - which may just give you an idea ...more
But, I realize now better not to distrust those in the know. It is clear to me that the author of Wyrd Sisters is a master of literature, with this book to prove it. A very great first half leading to a less than perfect second half makes me look forward to the Discworld books. It's queer how the first half ...more
Granny Weatherwax is back! Our favourite witch is brought to the scene when a baby is dropped at her feet leading her and her covent sisters, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, to deal with the death of a monarch and his rightful succession. All this of course involves a lot more than was first thought, with the kingdom in disarray due to the ...more
As the cauldron bubbled an eldritch voice shrieked: 'When shall we three meet again?'
There was a pause.
Finally another voice said, in a far more ordinary tones: 'Well, I can do next Tuesday.' pg 1.
I think my ...more
Rating: 4.5 stars
Wyrd Sisters is the sixth book in the Discworld series, a series known for it's many books and trickiness into deciding its reading order.
I found Wyrd Sisters a perfectly good introduction into the world. It is a fun and light hearted book involving witches, kings and magic.
It is a parody of the genre and it is gloriously entertaining and such a soothing change of pace from your typical fantasy novel.
Nobody takes themselves seriously in this book. The witches know what you ...more
This is the second book with Granny Weatherwax, though its not necessary to read the first. She has two witch friends. Meanwhile there are ghosts, regicide, a traveling troupe of actors, and a very awkward romance involving one of the witches.
Theres a strong plot here compared to much of Discworld. Overall its a parody of Shakespeare, particularly Macbeth and Hamlet. The humor is heavy on puns. Its a fine addition to the Discworld collection and a fun book that meets all expectations. ...more
Well I made it! I did 5 Discworld books in the last few months. I was able to read this book in April for Sword and Laser without having to skip any books.
It's not my favorite of the bunch, but I definitely enjoyed it more than I did Sourcery. I think I might have enjoyed Equal Rites more though. I was warned that Granny Weatherwax was a bit different in ...more
It's great reading a few of these books and keeping track of Nanny Ogg's declining number of teeth, and on the whole I think the witches were the funniest part as they try to provide orientation to a new witch.
The ideas are good fun, like the leakage of Shakespeare from our universe in to unsuspecting discworld, or more precisely the theatrical dwarf suffering from the ...more
Terry Pratchett has done it again - another fantastic tale of the Discworld.
The plot is hilarious and the characters even more so. But still there's a thread of romance, a sweet little side story.
This story has heart.
Here he tackles Macbeth in particular, and the power of the written and spoken word in general. How he manages to take something as epic and classic as Macbeth and simultaneously mock it and pay homage to it ...more
I read this for the Free Space for Halloween Bingo
She gave the guards a nod as she went through. It didnt occur to either of them to stop her because witches, like beekeepers and big gorillas, went where they liked.
Part of the Discworld but also the Witches series, Granny, Nanny, and Magrat run and steal the show. I would describe this as kind of a Monty Python take on Macbeth and Hamlet (with a little bit of King Lear, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, and probably splashes of more ...more
When the king is murdered (which according to the witches is just an occupational hazard), they reluctantly get caught up in town matters and politics ; and there is even a spot of romance for young Magrat.
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Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, ...more