"'Pratchett is as funny as Wodehouse and as witty as Waugh'" ( Independent)
"'The great Terry Pratchett, whose wit is metaphysical, who creates an energetic and lively secondary world, who has a multifarious genius for strong parody ... who deals with death with startling originality. Who writes amazing sentences'" ( New York Times)
"'Like Jonathan Swift, Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own, and like Swift he is a satirist of enormous talent ... incredibly funny ... compulsively readable'" ( The Times)
"'Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic and unchained whimsy...Pratchett has a subject and a style that is very much his own'" ( Sunday Times)
"'Entertaining and gloriously funny'" ( Chicago Tribune)
'I thought: opera, how hard can it be? Songs. Pretty girls dancing. Nice scenery. Lots of people handing over cash. Got to be better than the cut-throat world of yoghurt, I thought. Now everwhere I go there's...'
Death, to be precise. And plenty of it. In unpleasant variations. This isn't real life - it's worse. This is the Opera House, Ankh-Morpork...a huge, rambling building, where innocent young sopranos are lured to their destiny by a strangely-familiar evil mastermind in a mask and evening dress, with a penchant for lurking in shadows, occasional murder, and sending little notes full of maniacal laughter and exclamation marks. Opera can do that to a man.
But Granny Weatherwax, Discworld's most famous witch, is in the audience. And she doesn't hold with that sort of thing. So there's going to be trouble (but nevertheless a good evenin's entertainment with murders you can really hum...). And the show MUST go on.
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Buchbeschreibung CORGI BOOKS Jun 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 198 x 135 x 25 mm. Neuware - Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780552167567