«Il vento ululava. I lampi pugnalavano la terra a casaccio come inefficienti assassini. Il tuono rombava e rimbombava? Al centro di questa tempesta di elementi, c'era un fuoco che ardeva, tra i cespugli di ginestra gocciolanti, come la follia nell'occhio di una donnola. Esso illuminava tre figure accovacciate. Mentre il calderone ribolliva, una voce anziana gracchiò: 'Quando c'incontreremo di nuovo noi tre'? Ci fu una pausa. Alla fine, un'altra voce, con tono ben più normale, rispose: 'Be', potremmo fare martedì prossimo'.»
Tre streghe, molti re, pugnali, corone, tempeste, nani, gatti, fantasmi, spettri, oranghi, banditi, demoni, foreste, eredi, buffoni, boia, troll, tavoli girevoli, festeggiamenti. Questo e altro ancora? nell'episodio più pirotecnico e magico della popolarissima saga fantastica.
- ISBN: 8850217803
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 304
The innuendos to Shapespeares´work are the icing on the cake of the 2nd witch story. The normal Pratchett universe is already filled with deeper meanings and hidden treasures of pop culture references, innuendos, and ironic criticism, but if the motive is satirizing one of the most famous writers of Leggi tutto
How have I never read Terry Pratchett before? He's like ... Shakespeare and Wodehouse and Monty Python all wrapped into one! A student gave me this book while we were studying Macbeth in class. Wyrd Sisters is a sort of parallel story, which manages to poke fun at the play, revere the play, make insi Leggi tutto
Shakespeare on the Discworld. Truth be told, and all due respect to Rincewind, but I am partial to Sir Terry’s Discworld Witches. Granny Weatherwax returns from Equal Rites to star in another novel, this time in Pratchett’s 1988 entry into the Discworld universe, Wyrd Sisters, his sixth Discworld nov Leggi tutto
A definite candidate for “book of the month “, review to follow later, football allowing 😬 Well in the end it wasn't the football that delayed me, I was delayed by only my second ever migraine, so apologies if this is a bit of a mushy/nonsensical review as my brain still feels like cotton wool 🤕 Right Leggi tutto
[First Read: 7th March, 2013. 3 stars. Second Read: 5th October, 2018. 3 stars.] Wyrd Sisters is the second of the Witch mini-series, in the ever popular Discworld series. Equal Rites was the first and we were introduced to one of the greatest characters of all-time: Granny Weatherwax. Wyrd Sisters bri Leggi tutto
Wyrd Sisters (Discworld, #6; Witches #2), Terry Pratchett Wyrd Sisters is Terry Pratchett's sixth Discworld novel, published in 1988, and re-introduces Granny Weatherwax of Equal Rites. Wyrd Sisters features three witches: Granny Weatherwax; Nanny Ogg, matriarch of a large tribe of Oggs and owner of Leggi tutto
I know the wizards have their fans, but for my money, NOBODY beats the Discworld witches. Granny Weatherwax and her "cronies" try to dethrone an undesirable king in this adventure. To do it they'll need to mess around with time and even consort with... actors - gasp! Here the gals summon a demon, with Leggi tutto
"When you break rules, break 'em good and hard." Hm. I must admit I wasn't as taken with this one as I was with Mort. Terry Pratchett's insatiable wit was still there, but I just wasn't as invested in this story. Three witches - Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and young Magrat keep to their own little c Leggi tutto
What a funny coincidence that my group started the Discworld buddy-read at a time that meant this 6th installment would be read in October of all months. How utterly appropriate. And I have a confession to make: I think I have a new favourite. O.O So far, my absolute favourite was Mort and it still is Leggi tutto
There have been many great reviews on this old favorite of Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld, and I won't wax eloquent, (or otherwise), save to mention that it's full of Headology and Shakespeare references, between murdered kings and lost heirs and crowns and a mummer's farce and a showdown between W Leggi tutto
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