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The Opera House, Ankh-Morpork...a huge, rambling building, where innocent young sopranos are lured to their destiny by a strangely-familiar evil mastermind in a hideously-deformed evening dress...
At least, he hopes so. But Granny Weatherwax, Discworld's most famous witch, is in the audience. And she doesn't hold with that sort of thing.
So there's going to be trouble (but nevertheless a good evening's entertainment with murders you can really hum...) --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Pratchett remains a great story-teller, sweeping his readers away to a cleverly conceived world, populated by unlikely and believable characters. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lorina Stephens
This was my first experience reading Pratchett, and I really enjoyed it. "Maskerade" is an all-out goofy ride and music lovers will laugh outloud at the observations... Read morePublished on March 19 2002
Terry Pratchett revisits Discworld yet again in this parody of the world of opera and music theatre. Read morePublished on Sept. 23 2001 by Dr. Christopher Coleman
I put Pratchett on a "NO READ" list after finishing MASKERADE (Discworld Novel).
I was not pleased. It was so deliberate and forcedly clever/cute/noxious. Read more
If you are in any doubt that Terry Prachett is not one of the best contemporary satirical authors, you obviously have not read Maskerade. Read morePublished on May 10 2001 by Jane S. Anderson
If you are a Pratchett fan then I am wasting my time telling you what a genius Terry is... if you're not yet a Pratchett fan, you need to find your introduction book to the master... Read morePublished on May 3 2001 by Brian K. Eason
The first time I read this I confess I wasn't that gripped. Agnes seemed flat, the plot seemed difficult and the jokes forced. Read morePublished on April 20 2001 by Tallulah
Pratchett has an outstanding capacity to research a topic, then present his findings with peerless clarity and wit. Read morePublished on March 1 2001 by Stephen A. Haines