My rating: ★★★★☆
Read From: 20 August 2013 - 23 August 2013
I can tell I’m reading a good Discworld novel when the humor walks up behind me with a cudgel and lays me low. It starts with a surprised snort and devolves into irrepressible giggling. I can force it down but it threatens to come back whenever I think of the offending passage.
This book had that effect on me. It may have borrowed a bit too heavily from Shakespeare (and particularly Macbeth) but it was still a good Discworld novel.
This is the bit that got me.
“Would you care to share our lunch, old…good wo…miss?” he said. “It’s only salt pork, I’m afraid.”
“Meat is extremely bad for the digestive system,” said Magrat. “If you could see inside your colon you’d be horrified.”
“I think I would,” muttered Hwel.