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  • There is very little horror, definitely not as much as a story about vampires would imply
  • However, as a fan of the witches (after reading all previous novels in that particular series), I enjoyed the reading and the sarcasm
  • All in all, I would recommend Carpe Jugulum and all the other Pratchett's books

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      Carpe Jugulum is a part of Terry Pratchett’s series about Witches of Lancre. It concentrates on Three witches and a Queen (who in theory is also a witch, but since there can only be three witches in one town/city/kingdom, Magrat is no longer officially a witch) and their fight against a family of vampires who decide to invade the lovely kingdom of Lancre.

      Now, it needs to be said before anything else.

      Terry Pratchett’s style of writing and a very specific type of humor


      makes him one of the greatest fantasy writers who are still alive. That said, it also means that it’s not a writer who will appeal to everybody.

      Carpe Jugulum, like most of Pratchett’s novels is full of additional footnotes, that add to the universe even if slightly distracting the reader from the story at hand. All characters are well-rounded and three dimensional, which is always a plus. Pratchett makes sure the reader cares about the characters even more that he or she cares for ...


      • the story itself.

        The whole tone of the story is very sarcastic and to be honest one has a feeling that the author treats the whole plot and events within a story as a one big joke. And while most of Pratchett’s fans appreciate that about his novels, Carpe Jugulum might not be for all fantasy/horror fans. There is very little horror, definitely not as much as a story about vampires would imply. It’s a pleasant read, but the suspense is almost nonexistent.

        However,

        as a fan of the witches (after reading all previous novels in that particular series), I enjoyed the reading and the sarcasm. And definitely the way the author played around with well-known facts and myths (things we consider a given when it comes to the vampiric lore) and twisted them to fit his own sarcastic point of view.

        All in all, I would recommend Carpe Jugulum and all the other Pratchett’s books. It’s never time wasted, even if it’s not always what the reader might’ve expected.




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