Wyrd Sisters

Wyrd Sisters

Book - 1988
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As the great space turtle, Atuin, carries the Disc through the universe, three witches on it become involved with local politics when a mad duke assassinates the good king, whose son escapes.
Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin, 1988
Characteristics: 233 pages


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Oct 25, 2019

One of my all time FAVORITE books, and one I recommend to almost everyone to try.

IndyPL_JosephL May 25, 2019

Paying homage to everything Shakespeare, Terry Pratchett's "Wyrd Sisters" stands as the first book in the Discworld series that showcases his talent as an author. Blending myth, legend, and modern anachronisms regarding the nature of witches, Pratchett creates a coven of witches who are an absolute delight to watch bounce off each other and plot the downfall of their kingdom's madman king and his manipulative wife.

SPPL_Kristen Mar 13, 2018

Witches, Shakespeare, and subversive fantasy tropes. What more could you want? (Discworld probably has it, so be sure to check out other books from this series!)

Jan 08, 2018

What a funny book, non-stop puns and sarcastic humour, I haven't lived in England for any length of time, so I didn't get all the jokes, though. My first Terry Pratchett read, I'll be checking out some of his other ones, now.

forbesrachel Jul 27, 2013

From the very start Pratchett builds up in an epic fashion, just to pull you down with laughs from an unexpected, un-stereotypical statement. All facets of a witch are skewed and made fun of, even when referring to famous witches from our own works. There are also quite a few references to Macbeth, and to other famous persons as well. To top it all off, the author takes a stab at the idea of destiny. The characters may not be his best, but he picks apart more fantasy stereotypes in this book than in his previous ones.

Jul 12, 2013

just love this and all of Sir Pratchett's books

It's got witches! It has sly references to Shakespeare's plays. It's a darn funny book! It just shouts "read me!"

thisisjac Apr 17, 2011

Loved the shakepeare references! Best line in it, "When you break the rules, break them hard."
But I feel like I missed something at the ending. What the heck happened there?

Sep 12, 2010

This book is a parody of Shakespeare plays, mainly Macbeth. It's told more from the witches point of view. If you enjoy humour and plays you will certainly enjoy this.


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Aug 18, 2019

It is true that words have power, and one of the things they are able to do is get out of someone’s mouth before the speaker has the chance to stop them.

Aug 18, 2019

The duke was the kind of man who becomes more and more agreeable as his temper drains away, until the point is reached where the words “Thank you so much” have the cutting edge of a guillotine.


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Jun 12, 2008

MacBeth by Pratchett.


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