Review: Witches Abroad

Witches Abroad (Discworld, #12; Witches #3)Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is my second time reading the book

Our third outing with the Witches and the second one that includes Magrat Garlick. This one is part parody of the travelogue and part parody of Fairy Tales and Fairy Godmothers. It also introduces the Discworld version of dwarf bread; my first time hearing about it. This made it extra funny when I encountered it in the Lord of the Rings books.

This book is fairly standalone – you don’t need too much knowledge of Nanny Ogg, Esme Weatherwax, or Magrat Garlick to enjoy the book. You’ll miss a little reference here and there, but you don’t need to really have read any other Discworld books to enjoy this one.

I left the rating at 3 stars as I felt it was a fairly middle-of-the-road Discworld book. It’s not my favorite Witches book. Pratchett is already driving things very well by this point and it has more of a conventional story than early Discworld books. It’s just not particularly funny or exciting in the way most of the Watch books or the later books about modernizing Ank-Morpork are exciting.

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