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4.0 out of 5 stars Screamingly funny
Lords and Ladies, by Terry Pratchett, is an outright giggle-fest. Can't remember the last time I laughed so much while reading -- certainly not a book conducive to inducing somnolence.

We returns to the witches of Discworld, Nanny Ogg, Granny Weatherwax and Magrat who is about to become Queen Magrat and finds herself in an identity crisis and bored to...
Published 9 months ago by Lorina Stephens

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3.0 out of 5 stars Far from Terry's best, with but a few moments of hilarity
This is far from my favourite Pratchett fare. It pales in comparison to the other books of his I've read, especially in direct comparison to the other Witches' adventures. "Wyrd Sisters", which Terry proclaims in the Author's Note is prerequisite reading before delving here, was a more exciting adventure for Granny Weatherwax and her curious coven to...
Published on Dec 8 2001 by Mike Stone


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5.0 out of 5 stars pratchett surpasses himself, April 11 1997
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Eventually a humorist must either stop being funny or pass through humor to transendendance. Pratchett has taken the latter road. Humor is actually the process of telling the truth so bluntly that people laugh to keep from crying.This novel takes on elves, fantasy, youth movements, marriage, history, shakespeare, and a few other sacred cows. Pratchett is involved in the tast of making readers of escapist literature think...... good luck ...Forget bitter old Kurt, Pratchett is the new Twain
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3.0 out of 5 stars Winner of the Not-Quite-As-Good-As-His-Other-Books-Award, Jan. 23 1997
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Let me start out by saying that I read Pratchett's books for two reasons. The first is that they are FUNNY. The second is that I enjoy the way he presents a twisted, cynical view of our world through the Discworld's crazy characters. Bearing that in mind, I can't agree with the other reviews of this book here... Lords & Ladies just isn't that great. It is well-written and has a decent plot, but I have read every one of Pratchett's Discworld novels, and this is the most disappointing one (with the exception of the slender Eric). I think Pratchett is suffering from the same "disease" that Douglas Adams caught... once the reader expects the unexpected, then it is no longer funny. If you've never read Pratchett, start at the beginning, with The Colour of Magic. Mort and Sourcery are good as well. When I shell out my 5 bucks for a Pratchett novel, I expect to laugh out loud while I read it. This time I didn't
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hysterically funny, extraordinarily human, Jan. 6 1997
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Pratchett has the rare gift of writing humor that is not
only funny, but literate, well-crafted, and sneakily
wise and compassionate. Unlike many authors, he says the
serious things he wants to say not by inserting a lecture,
but by a deft turn of phrase, or simply by telling the
story of what happens to his characters, A reader will not
only end up rolling on the floor laughing, but thinking.

In this story, elves (who have a power to control human
thinking that puts even television and public relations
execs to shame) take over the small kingdom of Lancre, while
Magrat and King Verence are uneasily stumbling towards
marriage. Magrat, Granny Weatherwax, and Nanny Ogg,
together with such assorted characters as Casanunda the
lecherous dwarf and Jason Ogg, the smith whose head is about
as thick as his anvil, fight to stop them. Granny
Weatherwax, who knows that there's no point making a big
entrance unless you're also prepared to make a mess, is
also involved in a battle of wills with Diamanda, who thinks
that witchery is something you do, rather than something
you are.

You'll definitely laugh. Guarantee. You might cry if you
happen to feel like it or if you get so distracted reading
it that you let someone drop something heavy on your foot.
Or, of course, if the elves start eyeing _your_ life as a
good thing to muck about with.
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