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Wyrd Sisters (Discworld, Book 6) by Terry…

Wyrd Sisters (Discworld, Book 6) (original 1988; edition 1988)

by Terry Pratchett

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The Ramtops are suffering from a situation strangely reminiscent of Shakespeare's "Scottish play." Can Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and young witch Magrat set the kingdom to rights before the usurper banishes all witches?
Title:Wyrd Sisters (Discworld, Book 6)
Authors:Terry Pratchett
Info:ROC / Science Fiction Book Club (1988), Edition: 1st U.S. hardcover, Hardcover, 233 pages
Collections:Fiction & Literature, eBooks

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Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett (1988)

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  thewanlorn | Feb 24, 2020 |
Best of the Discworld books. so far, nearly made 4 stars but that is more wishful thinking on my part. ( )
  TonyAnderson | Oct 16, 2019 |
I'm not a huge Pratchett fan, as I think his books tend to be filled with a lot of cleverness and not much substance. That said, I've enjoyed the (now two) Discworld books I've read that feature Granny Weatherwax (this one and [b:Equal Rites|34507|Equal Rites (Discworld, #3)|Terry Pratchett|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1168566177s/34507.jpg|583611]) more than the others and fully intend to read more of her. My interest wavered occasionally, inversely proportional to the bits Granny was in, though the novel never quite achieves the hilarity of the initial theatre scene, where the witches are the worst audience members ever. ( )
  Jeeps | Sep 21, 2019 |
Another fun story. This time Macbeth-ish! Pratchett, even while borrowing heavily from other stories, has a truly unique and irreverent spin to add to his tales. ( )
  Mactastik | Sep 4, 2019 |
Terry on Shakespeare. Cracking as always. ( )
  HenryRawlingson | Jul 1, 2019 |
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The wind howled. Lightning stabbed at the earth erratically, like an inefficient assassin.
The duke had a mind that ticked like a clock and, like a clock, it regularly went cuckoo.
"Actors," said Granny, witheringly. "As if the world weren't full of enough history without inventing more."
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Witches are not by nature gregarious, and they certainly don’t have leaders.

Granny Weatherwax was the most highly-regarded of the leaders they didn’t have.

But even she found that meddling in royal politics was a lot more difficult than certain playwrights would have you believe…
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