Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
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Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett

Title: Carpe Jugulum
Author: Terry Pratchett
Series: Discworld #23
Genre: Comedic fantasy
Setting: The small town of Lancre
Reason for Reading: Sometimes you just need Pratchett.
Finished In: Weeks, because I didn't want it to end.
Pages: 378
Copyright Date: 1998
Cover: A black coach flying in front of the moon, drawn by horses wearing plumes. The horses and plumes are also black.
First line: "Through the shredded black clouds a fire moved like a dying star, falling back to earth -- the earth, that is, of Discworld -- but unlike any star had ever done before, it sometimes managed to steer its fall, sometimes rising, sometimes twisting, but inevitably heading down." (Yes, I know that sentence makes no sense.)
Best part: It was funny, and it had an Igor in it.
Worst part: Hmm, I wanted to see more character development from Agnes.
Imaginary Theme Song: "Bella Lugosi's Dead" by Bauhaus. It would have to be, since that was written as a joke.
Grade: C+. I would read it again but I didn't love it to pieces.
Recommended for: Fans of the country parts of Discworld, for sure.
Related Reads: My favorite Discworld book, Reaper Man.
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