Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.
In Equal Rites, a dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of an eighth son, who is just at that moment being born. The fact that the son is actually a daughter is discovered just a little too late.
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But this book is about more than just a young magical girl on a journey. It is also about the silliness of gender stereotypes...The book also teaches readers that both women and men can do anything, in this case wizardry.Read Full Review of Equal Rites: A Discworld Nove...
Equal Rites must have been a very odd book to fans of the Discworld series when it was first published, with its thoughtful passages on the nature of men and women and their varying approach to life and magic...It is very very highly recommended.Read Full Review of Equal Rites: A Discworld Nove...
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