I think I need to go back to the disc world 😇
“Thud” is on my reading list right now and so it was a pleasant surprise to stumble across this old blog post of mine from July 2011
Discworld is a flat world on the back of four elephants who in turn stand on the Great A-Thuin which is, in fact, a turtle. There is a whole fantasy series about this bizarre but strangely familiar world with its adventures and many great characters.
One of my favourites and the first I ever read is Wyrd Sisters. It starts with a stormy night when three witches meet in the great outdoors to perform a ceremony. Unfortunately, though only one of them believes in this kind of humbug and after making a new appointment: “When shall we three meet again” “Next Tuesday…..” (yes there are themes taken from Shakespeare) the trouble begins.
They are given the baby son and crown of the murdered king and that task can’t be taken lightly. Well, everything turns out right in the end of course. The order is re-established even though not exactly how you expect it – of course!
Terry Pratchett is one of the funniest and wittiest fantasy- writers but knowledge of some classics and fantasy books and films definitely help the enjoyment of his books.
Ich denke, ich muss zur Diskworld zurückkehren. 😇