Maskerade eBook Ú Hardcover

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  1. Adrian Adrian says:

    So the fat lady sang and all was almost right with the world More tomorrow Every time I read a Discworld novel, I think oh these characters have got to be my favourite at this point you can insert DEATH, Rincewind, The City Watch, The Wizards, The Witches , the annoying thing is that at the time of reading they are were my favourite, until I read the next novel.This novel, focussing on the witches, is based mainly in the opera house of Ankh Morpork, although there is a wonderful chapter So the fat lady sang and all was almost right with the world More tomorrow Every time I read a Discworld novel, I think oh these characters have got to be my favourite at this point you can insert DEATH, Rincewind, The City Watch, The Wizards, The Witches , the annoying thing is that at the time of reading they are were my favourite, until I read the next novel.This novel, focussing on the witches, is based mainly in the opera house of Ankh Morpork, although there is a wonderful chapter dealing with Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg s journey from the mountains of Lancre which had me sniggering for a good 15 minutes much to my wife s amusement.Agnet Nitt a potential trainee witch from Lancre has decided to run away to the opera in Ankh Morpork and with Magrat occupied as Queen, Granny and Nanny decide to head off to Ankh Morpork to persuade Anges to return and be the third witch.Already hired as a singer Agnes, now Perdita, has decided the opera is the life for her despite not getting the true recognition her singing deserves Cue Esme and Gythia, add in a pseudo foreign male opera singer, but really Henry Slugg, add a dollop of Greebo and of course an operatic ghost, and mayhem ensues, orchestrated as ever by Granny Weatherwax, probably the smartest and most magical of witches ever, according to herself.This book had me sniggering and even laughing out loud every 20 pages or so, it truly was an excellent novel, and for the time being, my favourite characters Well it has to be the Witches


  2. Phrynne Phrynne says:

    I always love Pratchett s witches books and this one was as usual laugh out loud funny Granny Weatherwax is a wonderful character and then Death made several cameo appearances too which is always good Pratchett was a master of parody and some of his allusions to opera and to musicals were brilliant.I think the Discworld will always remain one of my most favourite series and my number one go to books when I want to read something light, well written, smart and funny.


  3. Lyn Lyn says:

    The Phantom of the Opera on the Discworld.With witches All of Sir Terry Pratchett s Discworld books are good but having an adventure with Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Og makes it all the better Here we find Lancre s two most famous witches traveling to Ankh Morpork to find Agnes Nitt who has taken up in the chorus of the Ankh Morpork Opera house And of course they happen upon a Scooby Doolicious murder mystery surrounding the legend of the opera ghost.As in all of the Discworld books, Pratchett The Phantom of the Opera on the Discworld.With witches All of Sir Terry Pratchett s Discworld books are good but having an adventure with Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Og makes it all the better Here we find Lancre s two most famous witches traveling to Ankh Morpork to find Agnes Nitt who has taken up in the chorus of the Ankh Morpork Opera house And of course they happen upon a Scooby Doolicious murder mystery surrounding the legend of the opera ghost.As in all of the Discworld books, Pratchett tells the fun surface story and then also delves into satirical observations about so muchHere we explore themes of jealousy, greed, art and the opera Pratchett s rapier wit comes through in full force in this extraordinarily humorous parody


  4. Melki Melki says:

    Granny looked out at the dull gray sky and the dying leaves and felt, amazingly enough, her sap rising A day ago the future had looked aching and desolate, and now it looked full of surprises and terror and bad things happening to peopleIf she had anything to do with it, anyway.Agnes Nitt and her alter ego, Perdita X Dream, have joined the opera Agnes has a remarkable singing voice she can even sing harmony withherself , but unfortunately, she is a traditionally built woman So, s Granny looked out at the dull gray sky and the dying leaves and felt, amazingly enough, her sap rising A day ago the future had looked aching and desolate, and now it looked full of surprises and terror and bad things happening to peopleIf she had anything to do with it, anyway.Agnes Nitt and her alter ego, Perdita X Dream, have joined the opera Agnes has a remarkable singing voice she can even sing harmony withherself , but unfortunately, she is a traditionally built woman So, she gets to sing in the background while the skinny, attractive star uses her voice and gets all the acclaim No one ever said life is fair, even in Discworld.But strange things are happening at the opera house There are reports of a phantom hanging about, instruments have been smashed, and now, bodies are dropping from the rafters.I guess it s lucky that Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg are in town Since Magrat s absence, they ve discovered that three witches are needed for a coven, AND to keep them from driving each other batty, so they ve come to vet Agnes for the job And while they re there, they might as well clear up all this phantom nonsense to boot.Maybe it was the predominantly female cast, but I enjoyed the stuffing out of this one.Granny gets to find out What s Opera, Doc and Nanny provides possibly the best explanation of its charms that I ve ever heard Well, it s quite simple reely, she said A lot of people are in love with one another, there s considerable dressing up as other people and general confusion, there s a cheeky servant, no one really knows who anyone is, a couple of ole dukes go mad, chorus of gypsies, etc Your basic opera Someone s prob ly going to turn out to be someone else s long lost son or daughter or wife or something I also learned that opera would be a whole lot better if they sold peanuts and beer.Nanny and Granny are a great comedy duo Normally, I m a diehard Weatherwax fan, but I must say Nanny really stole the show in this one She gets to utter my favorite line from the book as she elbows her way through a crowd to check out what all the fuss is about Let me through I m a nosy person I think, Granny Weatherwax is the woman I d like to be a thin, wise, knows when to keep her mouth shut, Katherine Hepburn type of woman Nanny Ogg is the woman I am a short, blowsy, doesn t know when to shut up, Bette Midler type of gal Oh, well She may be a bit sloppy and unkempt, but she gets the job done Just what you d expect from a nosy person Like me


  5. Melindam Melindam says:

    anyway, you said you were at your wits end with thinking what you d do with the money Yes, but I d have quite liked to have been at my wits end on a big comfy chase longyou somewhere with lots of big, strong men buyin me chocolates and pressin their favors on me Money don t buy happiness, Gytha i only wanted to rent it for a few weeks Well, you are a witch Can t you do that thing with the cards and glasses Well, yes we could have a poker game, said Nanny Goanyway, you said you were at your wits end with thinking what you d do with the money Yes, but I d have quite liked to have been at my wits end on a big comfy chase longyou somewhere with lots of big, strong men buyin me chocolates and pressin their favors on me Money don t buy happiness, Gytha i only wanted to rent it for a few weeks Well, you are a witch Can t you do that thing with the cards and glasses Well, yes we could have a poker game, said Nanny Good ideaMaskerade is Discworld s Terry Pratchett s answer to The Phantom of the Opera which is the winner of my category the most boring and pointless book ever And what an answer it is it s fun s and boisterousness answer to boredom and staleness It almost makes me forgive Gaston Leroux for writing the original.Letting the witches Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg on to the stages and behind the scenes of the Opera is just the ticket the story needed and Bob s your uncle, or maybe in this case Andrew Lloyd Webber.I need to re read the Witches books of Discworld to give a final verdict, but this is certainly among my favouritesWell, basically there are two sorts of opera, said Nanny, who also had the true witch s ability to be confidently expert on the basis of no experience whatsoever There s your heavy opera, where basically people sing foreign and it goes like Oh oh oh, I am dyin , oh I am dyin , oh oh oh, that s what I m doin , and there s your light opera, where they sing in foreign and it basically goes Beer Beer Beer Beer I like to drink lots of beer , although sometimes they drink champagne instead That s basically all of opera, reely


  6. Bradley Bradley says:

    Phantom of the Opera With the Witches WHAT COULD GO WRONG Well, obviously, anything This is Opera and the Show Must Go On With or without Greebo in the mix Quite fun because I love the Phantom of the Opera and I love the Witches, but am I a fan of Anges Nah Not really I keep wanting a certain Tiffany to join the stage Patience, patience.


  7. Trish Trish says:

    Oh, how I love the witches I just can t help myself In this 18th installment of the Discworld series, which is the 5th involving Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, there is only the two of them since Magrat became queen So they are trying to recruit a witch called Anges but she isthan reluctant since she wants to become an Opera singer.Thus, Granny and Nanny travel to Ankh Morpork and get cultured sniggers The problem is that when they arrive, the opera house is haunted by a ghost and Oh, how I love the witches I just can t help myself In this 18th installment of the Discworld series, which is the 5th involving Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, there is only the two of them since Magrat became queen So they are trying to recruit a witch called Anges but she isthan reluctant since she wants to become an Opera singer.Thus, Granny and Nanny travel to Ankh Morpork and get cultured sniggers The problem is that when they arrive, the opera house is haunted by a ghost and there has even been some fateful incidents But never fear Granny and Nanny and even Greebo are on the case so it ll all turn out to their meddling satisfaction whether you want that or not lol In between they save people, are kind to others, kick those that deserve it and cook very interesting meals indeed.By the way, I happen to own Nanny Ogg s Cookbook and it really IS funny so it surprised me and made me chuckle to read about the havoc she causes with it here.Moreover, we get great side stabs at operas in general, some musicals in particular, much hilarity ensues when the two witches go undercover,there are some epic scenes like when Granny plays a game of cards against Death in order to save a baby, and this book contains some of the best Pratchett quotes ever regarding all sorts of topics from people in power, money and fate to general human nature Or maybe not some of the best considering how high he set the bar, it s hard to tell sometimes The situational comedy was just that good in my opinion Also thanks to my beloved Greebo, of course both when interacting with Nanny and when trying to avoid interacting with Granny.Let s just say that I was chuckling and even bursting out laughing most of the time and when I wasn t, I was fully committed to the hunt for the ghost and killer Not to mention Granny s fantastic way of handling magic and interpreting certain rules view spoiler I mean, she knows the rules, knows what happened to Black Alice and how why and while she refuses to accept being bound by these rules, she really is a good person and simply side steps the rules, thus avoiding them altogether because she doesn t think linear So clever hide spoiler Always a delight.One last thought the main witches are certainly Granny and Nanny but the one they choose as the third in the coven is kinda important, too, as is actually explained here While I definitely wasn t a fan of hippie Magrat, I adore Agnes I might not want her sticking around for too long but at least in this novel she was almost perfect view spoiler She s fat how many times do we have a fat teenager as a main character in the first place and suffers some consequences because of it but refuses to do what is expected of her becoming a witch because she s intelligent and instead leaves to seek her fortune She only ends up being the third witch because she realizes that being in a room or opera house full of stupid people is driving her crazy and being a witch isn t half as bad as she thought and yet even when she does go back to Lancre, she s doing it on her own terms No to mention that while she s a good person, she s not always nice Due to her alternate persona, Perdita, she isn t nice to her friend Christine Sure, that is also because Christine is thin pretty and getting everything handed to her because of that, but Christine is actually a good friend to Agnes she isn t aware of her luck and Agnes misfortune due to their different body shapes hide spoiler So we get two very nuanced girls representing a very serious plight in society that is as old as the man in the moon and quite complex But I thought it was handled brilliantly And by a male author, showing how serious Pratchett took his characters and representation and that he truly was a master


  8. Ashley Ashley says:

    The last time we saw the Witches, they were ushering off their third member into the perils of marriage, and to a King, no less Anyway, Magrat s gone now, and things are going funny without a third to balance things out Nanny Ogg in particular is worried about Granny Weatherwax, who is terrifying under the best of circumstances They take a trip to Ankh Morpork after Granny learns that Nanny wrote a book that is a bestseller, but has gotten no royalties from the swindling publisher And hey, w The last time we saw the Witches, they were ushering off their third member into the perils of marriage, and to a King, no less Anyway, Magrat s gone now, and things are going funny without a third to balance things out Nanny Ogg in particular is worried about Granny Weatherwax, who is terrifying under the best of circumstances They take a trip to Ankh Morpork after Granny learns that Nanny wrote a book that is a bestseller, but has gotten no royalties from the swindling publisher And hey, while they re there, they might as well drop in on Agnes Nitt, a girl from home who s trying to make it as an opera singer, calling herself Perdita X They know she s a witch in the making, but Agnes is determined to resist her fate, even if it does mean everyone thinks the one singing all those beautiful arias is the skinny beautiful blonde girl who faints like a pro Meanwhile, the legendary opera ghost who has been such good luck has all of a sudden started killing people right and left Of course Nanny and Granny and sensible Agnes, with the great hair and the lovely personality get involved, and do as only the Witches can do, making sense out of a whole mess of nonsense in every possible form.This is my eighteenth Discworld book, and I feel like I m at the point in this series where Pratchett had just nailed his own style so hard that even the halfhearted books are pretty amazing My least favorite Discworld books have always been the straight parodies of things, so I was a bit surprised that I ended up enjoying this one so much although I do love Phantom of the Opera It was also a bitlightweight than my favorites, but the thing he does with masks was pretty great, and I really love Granny and Nanny, as well as reluctant Agnes Also, I waited the whole damn book for view spoiler the chandelier to fall hide spoiler , and it never did Terry Pratchett, you dear departed tricky little man 3.5 stars, rounded up


  9. BrokenTune BrokenTune says:

    Right Let s do some good she said, to the universe at large.Need I say anythingabout the Granny Weatherwax, the speaker of this line She is still one of the best characters in fiction In Maskerade, Granny and Nanny are faced with the difficulty of being a coven of only two witches They need a third Because, as we know, two witches is not a coven, it s an argument There has to be a third to settle the argument or act as a buffer Unfortunately, Agnes, the hopeful addition to Grann Right Let s do some good she said, to the universe at large.Need I say anythingabout the Granny Weatherwax, the speaker of this line She is still one of the best characters in fiction In Maskerade, Granny and Nanny are faced with the difficulty of being a coven of only two witches They need a third Because, as we know, two witches is not a coven, it s an argument There has to be a third to settle the argument or act as a buffer Unfortunately, Agnes, the hopeful addition to Granny and Nanny, has set her mind on pursuing a musical career, and not on becoming a witch So, Agnes joins the opera where she is cast as the vocal lead but as she is blessed with a good personality and nice hair rather than, erm, looks , her choice may not be all that she hoped for Also, there is the slight matter of unexplained deaths occurring at the opera In a twist of previous books in the series, Granny turns into a quasi Miss Marple in Maskerade, and Nanny is at hand to explain Granny s use of headology to perplexed by standers What s not to like


  10. MisterFweem MisterFweem says:

    The musical Phantom of the Opera used to drive me crazy All that foppish flopping around with Christine being the sad weepy and yet easily manipulated girl who would run off and do whatever the creep with the dinnerware stuck to his face told him I always figured if I were in the opera house and saw what was going on, I d try to make Christine see the light.Now, thanks to Agnes Nitt, I know that wouldn t have worked But thank heaven for Terry Pratchett and Agness Nitt for taking Gaston Lero The musical Phantom of the Opera used to drive me crazy All that foppish flopping around with Christine being the sad weepy and yet easily manipulated girl who would run off and do whatever the creep with the dinnerware stuck to his face told him I always figured if I were in the opera house and saw what was going on, I d try to make Christine see the light.Now, thanks to Agnes Nitt, I know that wouldn t have worked But thank heaven for Terry Pratchett and Agness Nitt for taking Gaston Leroux story and setting it in Ankh Morpork, where the best satirist of the 20th century could have fun with it.Every bit of the story is comic, from Nanny Ogg s obscene recipes to the transformation of Greebo the cat into Lord Gribeaux Esme Weatherwax is just as wise and cranky as ever as well.I remember my first read through of this book, and how distressed I felt that Pratchett wasn t writing about his wizards Now I look over my Pratchett collection and have to say my favorite books don t involve the wizards at all


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Maskerade ❰Ebook❯ ➩ Maskerade Author Terry Pratchett – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk The Ghost in the bone white mask who haunts theAnkh Morpork Opera House was always considered a benign presence some would even say lucky until he started killing people The sudden rash of bizarre bac The Ghost in the bone white mask who haunts theAnkh Morpork Opera House was always considered a benign presence some would even say lucky until he started killing people The sudden rash of bizarre backstage deaths now threatens to mar the operatic debut of country girl Perdita X nee Agnes Nitt, she of the ample body and ampler voicePerdita s expected to hide in the chorus and sing arias out loud while a petitely presentable soprano mouths the notes But at least it s an escape from scheming Nanny Ogg and old Granny Weatherwax back home, who want her to join their witchy ranksOnce Granny sets her mind on something, however, it s difficult and often hazardous to dissuade her And no opera prowling phantom fiend is going to keep a pair of determined hags down on the farm after they ve seen Ankh Morpork.

  • Hardcover
  • 285 pages
  • Maskerade
  • Terry Pratchett
  • English
  • 09 May 2017
  • 0575058080

About the Author: Terry Pratchett

Born Terence David John Pratchett, Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in In , he turned to writing full time There are over books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal A non Discworld book, Good Omens, his collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early it is also available as a mass market paperback Harper Torch, and trade paperback Harper Paperbacks, In , Harper Children s published Terry s standalone non Discworld YA novel, Nation Terry published Snuff in October Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire OBE for services to literature in , and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick in , the University of Portsmouth in , the University of Bath in , the University of Bristol in , Buckinghamshire New University in , the University of Dublin in , Bradford University in , the University of Winchester in , and The Open University in for his contribution to Public ServiceIn Dec of , Pratchett disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease On Feb, , he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth IIHe was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on th March .