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Witches Abroad (Discworld) Mass Market Paperback – July 30, 2013
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Top Customer Reviews
Don't expect any kind of typical adventure tale here. Any one who has read Terry Pratchett knows that it won't be long until these three wyrd sisters traversing in "foreign parts" turn every familiar story topsy turvy in a combination of hysterical footnotes, hilarious reactions (check out how the witches deal with the running of the bulls) and sometimes downright poignant observations on humanity. Terry's humor is never devoid of the heart that keeps his work from becoming merely clever and slapstick. Instead, this book reads as an insightful look at human nature and the nature of stories, and how the two are intertwined.
This is Terry Pratchett's 12th Discworld novel and American fans who have been trying to get ahold of Pratchett's earlier work will be delighted to add this book to their collection. For new readers, (I'm a little envious of anyone discovering Pratchett for the first time) your journey into the wonderful, hysterical, whimsical and insightful Discworld novels has only just begun. There are more than twenty six tales of the Discworld to explore.Read more ›
The price of the Kindle edition is higher than the corresponding paperback book, one would expect something as simple as intelligent formatting. I won't be buying any more Pratchett books for Kindle.
Fairy tales, travelogues, the true spirit of cats, and most especially, New Orleans are shamelessly lampooned, satired, and described pretty accurately.
I loved this one. Terry Pratchett was at the peak of form in Witches Abroad. It sparkled, it amused, it provided the pleasure of "spot the reference" that the Discworld series is best for.
Although Greebo was a supporting character in this one, he got great attention. His philosophy of happiness through a balance of "something to eat, something to fight, and something to mate with" is an inspiration.
Yes, this one made fun of New Orleans. But if you can know this and read this book and not have an itch to visit the Big Easy (or visit again), you need to read it again and accept that there is almost as much truth about the Cresent City in here as there is fiction, and you probably haven't guessed right about which is which.
Read it. Reread it. This is among the best of Discworld.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a second time purchase. Loved it the first time around but not lending out books any more:)Published 28 days ago by Cynthia
It's always fun to have a bit of classic Pratchett humor injected into your week. I finally understand why the Witches are some of the favorite characters in the Discworld series.Published 3 months ago by Delta Stet
I wasn't at all sure Mr. Pratchett could top <i>Wyrd Sisters</i>, but with <i>Witches Abroad</i>, he did just that. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Felicia J
Excellent edition. Small, hardcover version. With flyleaf and an excellent cover art. It looks kind of like Barnes & Nobles classics edition but smaller and with thicker pages. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JM Haces
In my mind. I now have my own personal Nanny Ogg and Esme Weatherwax to keep me company. Thanks Terry!Published 4 months ago by S. Allisany