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Maskerade, by Terry Pratchett

ladythana's review against another edition

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adventurous funny medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

eshink117's review against another edition

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3.0

"This novel is built around parody and, as such, doesn’t add too much outside of the realm in terms of exploration of themes or technique. As I have mentioned before, some of the Discworld novels are better than others, and this feels like one that Pratchett wrote simply because he wanted to parody The Phantom of the Opera. That doesn’t make the book bad or a let-down, but it does confine it to mere entertainment rather than something more. Maskerade is a clever take on the thematic motifs of the opera, musicals, and drama that will leave the reader satisfied." - https://thepastduereview.com/2018/05/02/maskerade-review/

mrswhiteinthelibrary's review against another edition

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4.0

Terry Prachett is the only writer who could take Phantom of the Opera and make a parody which is not only inoffensive and terribly hilarious, but also deeply touching in it's presentation of poor Agnes, a large girl trying to make any sort of life for herself other than the one she feels destined for.
So good.

mackle13's review against another edition

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3.0

Discworld does Phantom of the Opera - but with a Witches twist. I think Agnes/Perdita is a great replacement for Magrat. A bit more self assured, and yet still naive and unsure of herself (ya know, depending on whose in charge, as it were.)

I was enjoying this so much I had to watch Phantom of the Opera on a day off. :)

nikkithegeek's review against another edition

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3.0

Terry Pratchett is a genious. Obviiously

hopeevey's review against another edition

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adventurous funny reflective medium-paced

4.5

librarymouse18's review against another edition

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I adore Granny and Nanny. Now add Opera and Greebo... what a book brilliant...Lady Weatherwax what a laugh.. thank you TP

ianbanks's review against another edition

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4.0

Another lesser entry but still amazingly funny. With all the hi-jinks in Ankh-Morpork it does feel a little "Batman is out of town so XXX has to solve the crime" but the Watch are referenced if not the stars of this book, so all is not lost. I love the gags about opera and theatre as well as the Phantom Of The Opera story but it does wear a little thin by the end. Which is fantastic, btw.

bstebels's review against another edition

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5.0

When the Witches go looking for another and tangled up in "the Theater".

dropofsunshine's review against another edition

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5.0

A pretty delightful parody of the Phantom of the Opera set in the discworld.