Reviews of Wyrd Sisters (1988)
Review by yurian (2003-08-07)
This is the first of Pratchett's wonderful sequence about three witches in the remote mountain kingdom of Lancre. In their first outing they have to deal with kings and ghosts of kings, in a plot not unlike a certain Scottish play. Technically Equal Rites comes first, but its not necessary to have read that or any other Discworld book in order to enjoy this. If you haven't read any Pratchett before, here is not a bad place to start. Great fun, wise and laugh-out-loud funny. The two books that follow - "Witches Abroad"; and "Lords and Ladies"; are even better, and along with the early Guards books ("Guards! Guards!"; and "Men at Arms") probably represent Pratchett's best work.
Review by midgardette (2003-03-08)
This novel is full of humorous plays on words and many references to McBeth. A delightful read, however you may want to hold off until you're read the first and second books.