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This is more like it. Proper Discworld shenanigans
on 11 October 2017
This is more like it. Proper Discworld shenanigans! The witches are super awesome and you can really tell that Terry has got a grip now on what this world is, who the characters are and how he wants to tell the stories. It's a shame that this book relies so heavily on satirising Shakespeare and still has quite a few footnotes that reference our reality - this pulls you a bit out of the Discworld setting which I find jarring. In my memory this happens less often as the series goes on so I'm letting it slide for now ;)
Lancre is a fabulous setting and came strongly to life (literally!) in this instalment. The brief sojourn in Ankh Morpork was great too, like settling comfortably into your favourite chair. The signature Discworld-style twist at the end was great too, although it was telegraphed a little hard in this one. I think he gets more subtle with that later on.
I'm really excited now for rereading some of the later and better books in the series.