Tuesday, 15 December 2015
Witches Abroad - review
Magrat - newly minted fairy godmother - is tasked with a journey to Genua to save the girl from marrying the Duke, and she's determined to do a good job.
Then Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg invite themselves along and everything goes - well a bit wrong, but of course a bit right, as well.
I'm slowly and painstakingly making my way through all of the Discworld novels in publication order.
Witches Abroad is the 12th novel, and I have many, many delights ahead of me.
I did love this. I laughed out loud more than once, and Mr Sir Terry Pratchett struck that balance between absurdist humour, common sense and sheer bloody-minded evilness perfectly.
Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax are of course, great and fully realised characters and poor Magrat - she is a bit of a "wet hen" as Granny describes her but gosh darn it she's trying!
Mostly she turns things into pumpkins and goes on a bit much about self improvement, but she's doing her best.
Great, fun and moving stuff. :)