Wyrd Sisters

Wyrd Sisters

Book - 1989
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Things like crowns had a troublesome effect on clever folks; it was best to leave all the reigning to the kind of people whose eyebrows met in the middle.

Three witches gathered on a lonely heath. A king cruelly murdered, his throne usurped by his ambitious cousin. A child heir and the crown of the kingdom, both missing. The omens are not auspicious for the new incumbent, for whom ascending this tainted throne is a more complicated affair than you might imagine, particularly when the blood on your hands just won't wash off and you're facing a future with knives in it...

Publisher: London : Corgi Books, 1989
ISBN: 9780552152631
Branch Call Number: SF PRA
Characteristics: 364 p. ;,20 cm


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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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MacBeth by Pratchett.

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