Holidays. Vacation time is also the time for me to read some relatively short novels during all the travelling around. Wyrd sisters, Terry Pratchett’s sixth Discworld novel suits my reading needs during my travels perfectly. It’s short. It’s funny. It’s easy to read.
Pratchett borrows from several Shakespeare plays for Wyrd Sister’s plot and from several fairy tales for it’s characters, that is their conversations. Thus, everything is more or less conversant. The familiar plot and characters make it easy to follow the story even in an environment that is full of distractions like a busy train or the airport lounge. Pratchett’s witty style results here in an absorbing little novel. Time just flies by. (Though not as fast as in the novel where a whole kingdom travels through time 15 years into the future.)