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  1. Patrick Patrick says:

    I just recently re visited this book after a couple years away from it What s , I ve just recent re read several of therecent Witch novels from Pratchett, so they re fresh in my head Granny Weatherwax is one of my favorite characters of Pratchett s, and as an author, it does me good to see how she began as a character This book has some rough edges There s nothing wrong with it, mind you, but it was still very early on in Pratchett s career, and it doesn t have the smoothness of hi I just recently re visited this book after a couple years away from it What s , I ve just recent re read several of therecent Witch novels from Pratchett, so they re fresh in my head Granny Weatherwax is one of my favorite characters of Pratchett s, and as an author, it does me good to see how she began as a character This book has some rough edges There s nothing wrong with it, mind you, but it was still very early on in Pratchett s career, and it doesn t have the smoothness of his later work Discworld is not nearly as developed, and neither is his writing style Granny doesn t have her friend Nanny Ogg as conversational foil and counterpoint in this book, and it s surprising how much that limits her character What s , while you can see elements of the character Granny eventually becomes, there s a surprising streak of country bumpkin in here here In later books she loses most of that which is for the best and while she may not be worldly, she is still self posessed and wise Another interesting echo is the relationship between Granny and Esk Twenty years later, Pratchett brought a similar relationship to beautiful fruition with Tiffany Aching As a result, this book is merely great rather than utterly brilliant Even rough hewn early Pratchett is better than 75% of all books out there.As a side note, this is not a bad entry point into reading Discworld Normally I advise people begin at the beginning of the series, but despite this being the third book of Discworld, it makes for a better start than either of the first two books


  2. Mario the lone bookwolf Mario the lone bookwolf says:

    Owning of both gender and fantasy stereotypes by the notorious badass and witty witches Men have to be wizards and women have to be witches, no debate about that, it s the unwritten rule of doing it so since What, stop asking stupid troublemaker questions about small girls being wizards, that s impossible as women lack the er physiology to cast spells because one needs sperm, yes, and body hair, muscles, you know, musk smell, the epic stink, to show the magic who is boss and dominance, yes, v Owning of both gender and fantasy stereotypes by the notorious badass and witty witches Men have to be wizards and women have to be witches, no debate about that, it s the unwritten rule of doing it so since What, stop asking stupid troublemaker questions about small girls being wizards, that s impossible as women lack the er physiology to cast spells because one needs sperm, yes, and body hair, muscles, you know, musk smell, the epic stink, to show the magic who is boss and dominance, yes, violent alpha male predator stuff, no sissy girly unicorn rainbow witching around So go home, cook some lovely potions, leave the evil, complicated, over your pink small brain, complex mathematical calculations, and magic physics to the strong gender, avoid the nasty monsters and demons you would immediately faint when just hearing them coming closer, we protect you from that, if you would be conscious it would make you scream eventhan the little girl you are if you saw them, haha Take some condescending, belittling patting, yes, that s a good witch Pratchett was a feminist and there is no better way than the contrast between the first novels around the incompetent, and to a certain extent evil, Rincewind, and the selfless and clever witches to show and demonstrate mens hairy deficits and how he is rolling Whenever the power hungry, manipulative, conservative, lazy, aggressive, males, wizards, emperors, soldiers, merchants, do something, chaos, destruction, and madness are a logical result while on the other hand, anything blessed with witches help, runs smoothly and peaceful This motive is repeated throughout the whole series, be it in the witch novels, Tiffany Aching, or the other sub series, it s the most realistic part of this fantasy world, the reflection of the real world aberrations ruling for millennia since matriarchy was abolished by all the monuments of patriarch idiocy called human history I do completely agree with Pratchett and, using N world privilegehttps tvtropes.org pmwiki pmwiki.ph, I can just confirm that the ratio of idiots between men and women is as amazing as it s ashaming, something regarding genetics, epigenetics, inferiority complex, went terribly wrong and made men just the ridiculous way they are See something funny, stupid, irritating Bet it s part of a mans world, that s just how we seem to function Giggle, I am just thinking about getting some six packs, self distilled booze I hope I don t get temporarily blind again , the guns and the boys to shoot at whatever we find out in the woods, who cares about, yolo So, I m back from the drunk cell, the pretrial is in 3 weeks, damned criminal records, heck, what a hangover, the brawl might be a reason too, but back to sophisticated literary criticism, beginning with laughing about the dirty old woman running gag and hoping to live long enough to become a dirty old man too Would be fun Granny Weatherwax is in the house, only female lecturer of the Unseen library, now first time entering the stage, so watch out, all of you misogynic wanna be Harry Potter wizard bit Try to analyze how her character changes over the novels, one of the few greater evolutions of a main character in the Pratchettiverse The cool thing is that in many of the appearances, even the dialogues between the witches and the other protagonists are full of wisdom and benevolence while the male conversations are often an exhibition of malice, stupidity, or both Don t get me wrong, I instrumentalize anything to fit my agenda and continually misuse and wantonly misinterpret the code of objective reviewing, you should have already get used to it if this is not my first review drivel you read, but I at least don t breed new prejudices I am only saying, just like Pratchett, that all human problems are related to power hungry, already wealthy males that just can t get enough Tropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres unique one is added to all Pratchettian reviews The idea of the dissected motifs rocks, highlighting the main real world inspirational elements of fiction and satire is something usually done with so called higher literature, but a muchinteresting field in readable literature, as it offers the joy of reading, subtle criticism, and feeling smart all together


  3. Manny Manny says:

    The problem with Terry Pratchett is that you keep wanting to read the good bits out loud In this particular case, I d just reached the line Her dress would have been both clinging and revealing, if it had had anything to cling to or reveal Too late, I realized that not all the people around me were going to find this equally funny I m still embarrassed Damn.


  4. Lyn Lyn says:

    If I was not already a Terry Pratchet fan, I would be after reading this exceptional book as we are formally introduced to Granny Weatherwax, witch.Equal Rites, Sir Terry s third installment in the Discworld series is a peach of practical magic Telling the story of a young girl s conflicting talents for wizardry and or witchery.In the Discworld, men are wizards and women are witches at least that is how it has been up to the point when young Eskarina Smith sort of becomes both Pratchett If I was not already a Terry Pratchet fan, I would be after reading this exceptional book as we are formally introduced to Granny Weatherwax, witch.Equal Rites, Sir Terry s third installment in the Discworld series is a peach of practical magic Telling the story of a young girl s conflicting talents for wizardry and or witchery.In the Discworld, men are wizards and women are witches at least that is how it has been up to the point when young Eskarina Smith sort of becomes both Pratchett spins a deliciously tangled web about the age old contest between the men and the ladies I m not a lady, I m a witch, said Granny Eskarina may be the protagonist but there is no doubt that Granny Weatherwax stole the show Filling the witch role in the small village of Bad Ass and always appearing in serviceable black, Granny kicks ass and takes names throughout the fun narrative I am very pleased to learn that my favorite witch will make manyappearances in Pratchett s series nineto be sure.A good witching time atop Great A Tuin, Equal Rites is one of his best This would be a great introduction for new Discworld readers


  5. Adrian Adrian says:

    This was just so incredibly funny, brilliantly written and truly a joy to read More tomorrowNow I have in the past read probably a dozen or so Discworld novels and have come across some of the major players in this epic series, Granny Weathwax included, who was the star of this book Whilst I don t remember ever actually reading this book it was wonderful to get reacquainted with Granny W.I know that the books get even funnier, wittier and justandinvolved with the wonderful world th This was just so incredibly funny, brilliantly written and truly a joy to read More tomorrowNow I have in the past read probably a dozen or so Discworld novels and have come across some of the major players in this epic series, Granny Weathwax included, who was the star of this book Whilst I don t remember ever actually reading this book it was wonderful to get reacquainted with Granny W.I know that the books get even funnier, wittier and justandinvolved with the wonderful world that Sir Terry created, but this was just a 5 star read, laugh out loud funny and world building from the RamTops to the Rimfall.You could fill a whole book with witty musings from Granny W, and there were plenty in this book, but I shall just limit myself to be shure to wear loose clowthing also that no vysitors exspected , oh and Nevertheless I think that on the whole I would prefer you to move your hands.One could go on and on about the book as it is so very enjoyable and just a laugh from start to finish, as well as being a great story, but as I said, I know Sir Terry just gets stronger as the books pour from him, so I know I shall be writingas my challenge continues


  6. Trish Trish says:

    This was a blast Introducing Witch supreme or that s what I m calling her and that only because of her stare, to say nothing of her actual magical talents And yes, I can totally see Maggie Smith playing her in a movie Esk, 8th son of an 8th son on the Discworld, 8 is the most magical number , who inherits the staff of a pretty powerful wizard because instead of listening to Granny he is eager to pass on his wizard s staff before he dies and assumes that Esk is going to be a boy.The This was a blast Introducing Witch supreme or that s what I m calling her and that only because of her stare, to say nothing of her actual magical talents And yes, I can totally see Maggie Smith playing her in a movie Esk, 8th son of an 8th son on the Discworld, 8 is the most magical number , who inherits the staff of a pretty powerful wizard because instead of listening to Granny he is eager to pass on his wizard s staff before he dies and assumes that Esk is going to be a boy.The Unseen University, wizarding school that is not actually located on the Discworld but has a few access points there, one of which is in Ankh Morpork.The LibrarianHe used to be human, but due to a magical incident during Rincewind s adventure, he was turned into an Orang Utan and decided to stay an ape because that was easier and he likes the bananas.It s the first book about the witch called Granny Weatherwax She is, amongst other things, a midwife in the Ramptops the area where she lives and is therefore present during the birth of Esk when the dying wizard makes his fateful mistake Since girls can t become wizards anythan boys can become witches, Granny Weatherwax wants to teach Esk witchery She soon discovers however that it isn t enough Esk s magic continues to burst forth and since Esk s staff is quite cheeky too, all Granny can do is get Esk to the Unseen University.There, naturally, there is evenignorance and prejudice about girls and wizardry so a bit of headology trickery to get people to do what you want without really using magic is needed.At the university, the librarian seems the only one smart enough to see Esk and see her for what she is and to be kind to her granted, only after she gave him bananas but still.And then there is the magical incident, first in the library itself and then but you should discover that for yourself, it s quite bad ass.I was quite surprised that there was so much world building and we only got to Ankh Morpork and the UU so late in the book because that didn t leave much room for the final problem to arise and then get sorted out, but it turns out that is was just the right amount of everything, mixed together perfectly for the optimal outcome.Generally, the book is about gender roles and inequality What I admire most of all is that Terry Pratchett never lay it on too thick He was never preaching On top of that, if we simplify the parties men vs women , both sides are almost equally ignorant Sure, Granny makes allowances for Esk at some point, but she never stops having prejudiced opinions about everything.There is quite a lot of magic too I particularly loved view spoiler the duel between the Archchancellor and Granny hide spoiler , along with wonderful descriptions of the Discworld, Ankh Morpork, and the Unseen University including the library Everything is just so quirky thinks of the ad for the Guild of Thieves and, as far as I know, unique.The previous two volumes had been fun but definitely weren t as funny as this one I sat in the bookstore s caf yesterday and burst out laughing on several occasions like when Esk is REALLY dense about sex and I also love how Pratchett seemlessly incorporates popculture references such as Steven Spielberg The star, to me, was the staff at first The fact that it can t speak and how Pratchett found a way to still give it so much character eventhan Luggage from the previous two volumes is simply amazing It didn t take long though for Granny to steal the spotlight even from the staff Her dry sense of humour, her sharp observations of the world despite being quite prejudiced against all manner of things , her goodness concealed by grumpiness make her my new favourite character she might even surpass Death she often didn t even need words, actions or her famous stare were enough Just look at some of the quotes I liked that showcase her verbal and behavioral badassery D Add to that the fact that the narrator of this audiobook, Celia Imrie, is a genius in giving each character here an individual voice, but being most perfect for Granny herself.In short, I can t wait to readbooks with Granny read by this narrator


  7. Bradley Bradley says:

    The Great Pratchett Re Read Continues The third book begins the real development of the whole Discworld mythos, and rather than focusing on setting, it goes whole hog or Witch into character and a rather deep social issue.It is, at its core, a novel about breaking down the walls that the sexes tend to put up to keep the other side out Witches can be wizards and vice versa I didn t appreciate this as much the first time although I got the whole social bit perfectly and mainly that was The Great Pratchett Re Read Continues The third book begins the real development of the whole Discworld mythos, and rather than focusing on setting, it goes whole hog or Witch into character and a rather deep social issue.It is, at its core, a novel about breaking down the walls that the sexes tend to put up to keep the other side out Witches can be wizards and vice versa I didn t appreciate this as much the first time although I got the whole social bit perfectly and mainly that was because I hadn t quite gotten as invested in the characters that would soon become the main driving force of the novels But now that I ve had the pleasure of reading every novel, I m fine Just fine.But Weatherwax seems to be not quite fully formed here Isn t that odd Or perhaps it isn t This is the first time we see her and I have nothing but fond memories of the woman she reveals herself to be later BUT, of course, such things always come with time Thankfully, the wizard witch battle was still brilliant Standing out was the Head Librarian, again, and Simon And of course, our little witch was fun to follow but, unfortunately, she s not Tiffany.Even so, I m so glad to be revisiting all this


  8. Phrynne Phrynne says:

    This was a reread for me but it is years since my first read and I did not remember much of it Loved that Death popped up right at the beginning and then Granny Weatherwax made her first appearance Of course this book is vintage Discworld and these two, along with others, appear again and again later in the series and develop into muchrounded characters Nevertheless Pratchett s humour is here in full force along with his wonderful descriptions and clever stories These early books are li This was a reread for me but it is years since my first read and I did not remember much of it Loved that Death popped up right at the beginning and then Granny Weatherwax made her first appearance Of course this book is vintage Discworld and these two, along with others, appear again and again later in the series and develop into muchrounded characters Nevertheless Pratchett s humour is here in full force along with his wonderful descriptions and clever stories These early books are light reading I polished this one off in a few hours but they are still so good


  9. Kai Kai says:

    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it s not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance This was hilarious I enjoyed every single page of it If you saw me reading it, chances are high that you will have caught me cackling and giggling throughout most of the book I never thought that I would pick up any Discworld novel but theI read of them, theI m inclined to pick up another Pratchett book They are light, fast paced and highly entertaining.I skipped The Light Fantastic becaA little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it s not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance This was hilarious I enjoyed every single page of it If you saw me reading it, chances are high that you will have caught me cackling and giggling throughout most of the book I never thought that I would pick up any Discworld novel but theI read of them, theI m inclined to pick up another Pratchett book They are light, fast paced and highly entertaining.I skipped The Light Fantastic because a friend of mine recommended I read the Witches series first He is quite the fan I cannot wait to read Wyrd Sisters, the second instalment of the Witches series, next I am also looking forward to reading Mort AnyDiscworld recommendations Let me know Findof my books on Instagram


  10. Melki Melki says:

    Similar in spirit to the first two books in the Discworld series, once again we have a delightful duo on a journey, encountering many a merry mishap on the way This book is not as funny as its predecessors, though the plot seemscohesive and a little less meandering Despite the distinct lack of trolls, this is probably my favorite so far I really enjoyed the Girl Power theme to the book At least I think I did It could just be those darned witches using their headology on me.


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Equal Rites ➱ Equal Rites Read ➹ Author Terry Pratchett – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk On Discworld, a dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of an eighth son, who is just at that moment being born The fact that the son is actually a daughter is discovered just a litt On Discworld, a dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of an eighth son, who is just at that moment being born The fact that the son is actually a daughter is discovered just a little too late The town witch insists on turning the baby into a perfectly normal witch, thus mending the magical damage of the wizard s mistake But now the young girl will be forced to penetrate the inner sanctum of the Unseen University and attempt to save the world with one well placed kick in some enchanted shins Reissue.

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  • Paperback
  • 228 pages
  • Equal Rites
  • Terry Pratchett
  • English
  • 26 December 2019
  • 0060855908

About the Author: Terry Pratchett

Born Terence David John Pratchett, Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in In , he turned to writing full time There are over books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal A non Discworld book, Good Omens, his collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early it is also available as a mass market paperback Harper Torch, and trade paperback Harper Paperbacks, In , Harper Children s published Terry s standalone non Discworld YA novel, Nation Terry published Snuff in October Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire OBE for services to literature in , and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick in , the University of Portsmouth in , the University of Bath in , the University of Bristol in , Buckinghamshire New University in , the University of Dublin in , Bradford University in , the University of Winchester in , and The Open University in for his contribution to Public ServiceIn Dec of , Pratchett disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease On Feb, , he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth IIHe was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on th March .