I stand by the fact that it was too close to the real world. But, no worries. It is still fun and witty and sarcastic and an easy read. I just hope that it’ll be a bit more disc-worldly and less Earthly because I don’t think it needs this obvious connection to comment on the world we live in 🙂
Not the best in the series, I think. It didn’t say anything new about Hollywood, even though I enjoyed how it played around with iconic movies and movie stars. Gaspode = <3. But otherwise, it's okay but sort of skippable.
This one I think is darker and much more grim than the others before. Not bad, mind you. But since it draws from “A Midsummer Nights Dream”, which is a very dark play itself and not a comedy thank you very much, it is to be expected. I really feared for Granny Weatherwax. But all’s well that ends well, right?
I love love love the ending. I thought the last couple of books that I read weren’t as hysterically funny.. or as weird or anything. I found this quite plausible. The way religion was addressed or Vampires. I mean, it all makes sense dosen’t it? And I loved Thcrapth. Igor broke my heart in that one scene (even though I knew Thcrapth would make a spectacular return).
The mood was nothing like e.g. the Twoflower novels. But how can it? It deals with oppression and abuse of women, with war and death and identity and religion and perception and society and the struggle for power and a place in the world. It is probably the most serious in tone of all the Discworld novels I have read so far and it is again very wise.
I truly recommend this. You can read it as a stand alone even, you don’t really need to know who Vimes and Angua are. They only feature a little.
1. Much love for Gollum’s appearance.
2. Much love for the metafiction. Making storytelling the plot, always works for me.
3. Greebo the cat > everyone!
4. Much darker than the one’s before I think, especially the last 3rd.
5. I had a lot of good loud laughs and that is what makes me happy.