Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett

  • Started on: 2013-07-14
  • Finished on: 2013-07-15
  • Read in: English
  • Rating: “****-”
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Humor


In my quest to collect and read all the Discworld novels it was ‘Equal Rites’ turn to be read next. A book that is not about Rincewind (I believe he might be alluded to once, but that is it), but about Granny the Witch and Eskarina Smith the Wizard. And about the fact that Eskarina can’t be a Wizard, because she is a girl, and Wizarding is for men (Witching for women). But she has been given her staff when she was born as the eighth child (after seven sons) of an eight son, and has a natural talent for wizarding. With (or despite) the help of Granny the Witch she travels to Ankh-Morpork and helps to save everyone in the end.
Another fun and humorous read from Pratchett. I just love his humor and his allusions to our world. A truly fun, no thinking necessary, get your mind away from it all read. Four out of five stars.