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Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
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Feb 15, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy
Read from April 03 to 10, 2012

I only having a passing familiarity with opera, but my history in theater made up for those gaps and I wound up really enjoying this one. I would give it 3.5 stars if I could.

Agnes is a definite improvement over heroines past. She has agency, makes decisions for herself, takes risks, and yet maintains a naivity that lets you sympathize with the mistakes she makes. I do wish Pratchett had been less obsessed with how fat she is (I didn't see a need to bring it up repeatedly--it's not like skinny characters constantly remind the audience of how skinny they are), but I appreciated that he made her attractive and mostly self-confident anyway.

Again, the parts of the book I liked the least were the witches themselves. (view spoiler)

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