Carpe Jugulum: (discworld Novel 23)
- Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date:
- 24 July 1999
- Science Fiction
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Terry Pratchett is a god who walks among men. The entire Discworld series is a joy and only a strange mad creature cursed by gods and man would refuse to read and love these books!Vampires invade Lancre - well poor King Verence accidentally invites them in......It falls to granny Weatherwax to teach them a lesson they'll never forget. One of the best Discworld novels!
This is one of his best, somehow containing all the pop-culture references of shlock horror films, as well as old wives tales and even some old wives. Brilliantly balanced into one humorous whole, this makes slogging through <i>Small Gods</i> worth the effort.
A vampire book second only to Dracula in my opinion. What I enjoy about these books, is that along with a great and fun story, there are depths of thought to be plumbed. I enjoyed the contrast between religion and faith and love vs. works
The witches are my favourite Discworld characters, especially Granny Weatherwax. So when vampires threatened the kingdom of Lancre, I was expecting Granny to show the full force of her magic. She wasn't going to let some bloodsuckers barge in without a fight, and she has shown herself to be most able to deal with them - like in 'Witches Abroad', she goes beyond the physical limits of her world and her friends will also learn a lot about themselves in the course of this adventure. Very good book, especially if you like the witches.
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