Title / Titel: Wyrd Sisters / MacBest
Author / Autor: Terry Pratchett
Publishing house / Verlag: Corgi Books, 1991 (first published in / Erstveröffentlichung: Victor Gollancz, 1988)
Original language / Originalsprache: English / Englisch
Read in / Gelesen auf: English as paperback / Englisch als Taschenbuch
Length / Länge: 252 pages / Seiten
Blurb: Witches are not by nature gregarious, and they certainly don’t have leaders. Granny Weatherwax was the most highly-regarded of the leaders they didn’t have. But even she found that meddling in royal politics was a lot more difficult than certain playwrights would have you believe …
Despite the title, this is not actually going to be a review because you can’t properly review a Terry Pratchett novel, period. There is no way you can express your delight at all the little details and the subtle humour, the way it commentates on real life in a really fascinating manner (this book, for example, is about the way words influence reality). I actually haven’t read that many Discworld novels (yet) and only own about half of the series (which is going to be rectified when/if I have the money), but I’m already a huge fan. So I decided that whenever I’m supposed to review a Discworld novel, I’m just going to open the book on a random page, point my finger and then type it up. Because you will get a funny part. So, here we go:
“Look,” said Granny. “What can I do about it? It’s no good you coming to me. He’s the new lord. This is his kingdom. I can’t go meddling. It’s not right to go meddling, on account of I can’t interfere with people ruling. It has to sort itself out, good or bad. Fundamental rule of magic, is that. You can’t go round ruling people with spells, because you’d have to use more and more spells all the time.”
This book is the second “Witches” story and the sixth Discworld novel.
Ich werd gar nicht erst versuchen, das zu übersetzen, ich würd’s nur verhunzen. Tut mir Leid.