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Equal Rites (Discworld Series #3)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Start your Discworld Adventures Here

If you are intrigued by Terry Pratchett's Discworld books, but don't know where to start; I would start with this one. When I read it the first time, I began waiting impatiently for the next and the next and the next book. In this book we are introduced to the perceived...
If you are intrigued by Terry Pratchett's Discworld books, but don't know where to start; I would start with this one. When I read it the first time, I began waiting impatiently for the next and the next and the next book. In this book we are introduced to the perceived difference between male and female magic, several important settings, and some characters and ideas that flow through all the books. Besides, it is just TOO much fun to miss and doesn't require any background knowledge of Discworld to love every minute of it.

posted by LATeachCO on March 20, 2010

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

A light read for the fanciful

Terry Pratchett is once again in rare form in "Equal Rights." All of his Discworld novels read well independent of each other, but this is a good place to start if you haven't read the series. The main character is spirited and appealing to most readers, regardless of...
Terry Pratchett is once again in rare form in "Equal Rights." All of his Discworld novels read well independent of each other, but this is a good place to start if you haven't read the series. The main character is spirited and appealing to most readers, regardless of age.

What this book is not is completely immersive. Pratchett has a very strong narrative voice and it sometimes overpowers the POV (point of view) characters or draws you out of the action by reminding you of the real world. However, this is not necessarily a drawback because Pratchett is, as always, charming and witty.

The book is short and once you get settled into a good reading clip you'll be done before you know it (for a serious reader this is a one-nighter). Before you finish, though, you will experience some truly unique fiction that unapologetically pays no heed to any frumpish topics, such as Newtonian physics or attempting to keep the veil of reality alive.

I give it three stars out of five because I am a fan of immersive fiction and I am obscenely picky. If you're looking for immersive fiction pick up "The Dresden Files" or "The Name of the Wind" or "Harry Potter" or several others. If you're looking for a fun read without pretension read this and its sequels.

posted by ARMartin on October 19, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2001

    Slow moving ...

    I have read five of Terry Pratchett's books including this one. I absolutely love the other four, but this one was missing something. While it has its high points, it was an overwhelming bummer. It was slow passed, few (if any) unexpected turns, and few humorous spots (in the relative sense of the other four books).

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