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Maskerade, by Terry Pratchett

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.

aeahb2's review against another edition

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4.0

I think this is my second favorite of the witches trilogy so far, behind witches abroad. Only one more left!

rhi78's review against another edition

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5.0

A quick read, filled with wit, humour and brilliance

tabularasablog's review against another edition

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5.0

Nothing like a Granny Weatherwax book to fix your mood.

poetkoala's review against another edition

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5.0

Terry Pratchett is a genius, taking bits and pieces of the Phantom of the Opera story and twisting it to fit the Discworld. Brilliant story full of memorable characters and amazingly witty descriptions.

kimocuk's review against another edition

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4.0

Minstens zo leuk als de musical

indiepauli47's review against another edition

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3.0

3.5 stars.
I suppose I could give it 4 stars, but I'm trying to be a bit more picky with this series; like, this book is definitely below the last ones I've read. But it's also great entertainment and I enjoyed it immensely, if I compare it with other books I rated 3.5 stars. So it's a bit confusing. In the end, Discworld ratings are not to be compared to other non Discworld books.
I was slowly accepting Granny as a funny character, but the progress were stopped dead with this one. The last couple of books in the witches series helped a lot in the process of appreciating her. Maskerade did the opposite; I found her irritating, not funny and such a bad friend towards Nanny Ogg.
Nanny Ogg is truly my favourite witch, she compensates for all Granny's bad manners. She's hilarious and too good for Esme.
The parody of the Phantom of the Opera was well-thought; even though I know nothing about opera, I had a few chuckles.
Now, I'd like a bit less of the witches, and a bit more about Death, or the City Watch, please..