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Carpe Jugulum

Monday, September 6, 2021

Carpe Jugulum (1998) Terry Pratchett (Discworld)

Carpe JugulumVerence and Magrat have invited everyone to the naming ceremony of their daughter.

In Lancre, you named children at midnight, so that they started a day with a new name.

Unfortunately, everyone means a priest of Om.

“A lot of people don’t like me as soon as they’ve met me,” said Oats.

“I suppose that saves time,” said Agnes.

As well as vampires from Uberwald.

In Ghat they believe in vampire watermelons, although folklore is silent about what they believe about vampire watermelons.

Even worse…Granny doesn’t show up, so Nanny and Agnes have to deal with the vampires on their own.

“Er . . . I feel perhaps there is little that I’d be able to do,” Oats said.

“Oh, it’d be too dangerous to take you,” said Nanny, dismissively.

“But of course my prayers will go with you.”

“That’s nice.” Nanny sniffed.

“What mob?” said Magrat.

“We’ll organize one,” said Nanny.

“You don’t organize a mob, Nanny,” said Agnes. “A mob is something that happens spontaneously.”

Nanny Ogg’s eyes gleamed. “There’s seventy-nine Oggs in these parts,” she said. “Spontaneous it is, then.”

There is something about a Discworld book.

“(S)in, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.”

I miss Terry Pratchett.

Publisher: HarperCollins
Rating: 7/10

Categories: 7/10, eBook, Fantasy, Good, Reread
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