Friendly neighborhood self-confessed laconophilia, whose armor suits him, but it can not hide that mark (Nothing ever will), who was prepared the very moment that he let his arrow fly, that’ll slay anything that's evil (that's his deal), who will never die (just go Missing In Action), who's desperate to regain his honor, who has the innate ability to be overlooked and ignored, who hides a bitter heart under a veneer of lovable idiot, and who knows deep down that Who I am is not who I want to be...
I've been used as the base model for 4 Marvel Sketch Cards, 1 Topps Star Wars Galaxies trading card, a Star Wars Insider cover image, and a T-Shirt at Hot Topic.
This is part 3 of my 40 part review of the entire Discworld series, in chronological order of release.
Today’s book is Equal rites, by Terry Pratchett.
The first book that seems like a real Discworld novel, but oddly the first one that I feel comfortable saying can be skipped entirely.
It’s not BAD, but just kind of forgettable.
Spoiler Free Review
This is the first book without Rincewind in it, instead focusing on Granny Weatherwax, a witch, and Eskarina Smith, the first (and I belive, only) female wizard.
The book focuses on how people deal with the fact that a woman has wizard magic, and her quest to be taught at Unseen University.
I feel a little weird saying that this book can be skipped, because its not bad in any way. I listened to it on audio book and it was enjoyable enough. I just feel that even though I enjoyed it, it didn’t really stick with me like other Discworld books.
Good characterization as always, but this book has a undercurrent of sexism that really bothers me. I think we’re all supposed to disagree with these people, but the fact that every single person in the book is constantly saying “It’s not NATURAL!” all the time can get a little wearying.
Below the cut is another spoiler filled dissection of the major plot points and world/character building.
Next week on #ReviewsdayTuesday is “Mort”, the fist book to feature Death as a main character. If memory serves me, it’s going to be GOOD.