Zi71bFS9nQHnivtvUJquhejTHIQ The Story Factory Reading Zone: Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett (A Review)

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett (A Review)

It seemed an easy job.... After all, how difficult could it be to make sure a servant girl doesn't marry a prince? But for witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, travelling to the distant city of Genua, things are never that simple... Servant girls have to marry rhe orince. That's what life is all about. You can't fight a Happy Ending. At least- up to now....

My review:
I just love fairytale retellings, humorous versions, and all things related to them. But this one is different to all that I've read before. Think 'Once Upon A Time', set it on a flat (disc-shaped) world, add several witches, throw in a fairy god-mother (or two), and then stir it all together and you're still not really close to this comedic tale. Not the best Pratchett ever, but still a good one. The only down-side is that to get the full effect you really should read the other books with Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick first. 

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