Thursday, April 30, 2015

Discworld - More Witches!

One of the things I like most about Wyrd Sisters is the blend of Shakespeare in it.  Yes the main story is a blend of "Macbeth" and "Hamlet", and of course there are mentions and nods to other Shakespeare plays, but the play that is performed also has nods to "Richard III".

Wyrd Sisters is one of those books that I look back on and wonder how much Pratchett had planned out beforehand.  It's so intricate and interwoven.  The slips of non-prophecy prophecy are just great.

We also start to get hints about the power of stories on the Disc.  This will come back in Witches Abroad.


Mentioned in this book:

"A Wizard's Staff Has a Knob on the End"
"The Hedgehog Song"
Black Aliss
Blind Io
Chrysoprase the Troll
Dwarf bars
Dwarven song "Gold, Gold, Gold"
Eldritch means Oblong
Grabpot Thundergust the Dwarf
Granny Weatherwax
Queen Griminir
Herne the Hunted
Hwel, Tomjon, and Vittoler's men - The Dysk
Leonard of Quirm
Magrat Garlick
Nanny Ogg
Old Poorchick and his cow
Standing Stone(s)
The Assassin's Guild
The Fool/Verence II
The Fool's Guild
The Forest of Skund
The Librarian
The Mended Drum
The Ramptops
The Thieves' Guild
The Vampire Queen of Lancre

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