Equal Rites Discussion *Spoilers*

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Re: Equal Rites Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby RolandItwasntmyfault » Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:13 am

Hm, supposed there is a seventh son around who just isn't mentioned?
Or there has been a seventh son who died a short time after Esk has been born?
(If I remember right at her birth day it is mentioned that there are seven sons and Esk is the 8th child).
Not mentioned, too? :think: :think:

Okay, being fan I am able to interpret it in every way that it will fit. :lol: ;)
And yes, these presumbly are some plotholes I until now haven't noticed.

But I have to confess although I like this book I seldom reread it, even if I reread the witch series I usually leave it out and begin with Wyrd Sisters.
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Re: Equal Rites Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby =Tamar » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:22 am

Copyediting flaws and all, Equal Rites is still a fun book. I find that it helps to think of Granny as the protagonist, not Esk. It opens with Granny, she gets forced into taking care of the problems that happen because of the wizard, and when it's all over, it closes with Granny. It's the first, but not the only, time that the obvious protagonist turns out not to be the real main character.
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Re: Equal Rites Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:39 pm

And Granny is a bit different in that one, if memory serves me right that was her first apperance, but it has been a long time since I've read it.
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Re: Equal Rites Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby RedDeeDee » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:05 pm

So, I just finished Equal Rites for the first time. Now I'm here to share some thoughts, for the first time in these forums.

Important to note that I decided to read these things in order, so I'm only 3 books in. Why? Dunno. OCD, I guess. I'm quite aware it's of little importance, but oh well.

And I gotta say, Equal Rites it's kind of a dud. I like the characters all right, but it has none of the satire and humor of the first few. When it does, it's very far and in-between. The concept is fantastic, specially in a post-Harry Potter world. The execution is very... weird. The structure, specially. Doesn't it seem like a waste for her to spend so little time on the Unseen Academy, like 1/4th of the book, even more so when the journey is so uninteresting? And that climax kinda came out of nowhere, and was... well... anticlimatic.

Much alike the finale of The Light Fantastic in a lot of ways, most of them not good. I loved the cliff-hanger of The Colour of Magic. That cross dimensional confrontation of these last two? Not so much. And we barely get to know Simon. Of course, it shines when Granny Weatherwax is present. And as far as I understand, she gets even better in subsequent books. Cool.

Now... to Mort.

Thanks. Very happy to be here in the forum. And sorry if criticizing the book just in the wake of Terry's passing seems like in bad taste. But I think that continuing to keep the DW in conversation is the best way to preserve the memory of that remarkable and brilliant man.

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Re: Equal Rites Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:10 pm

Welcome to the site. :)
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Re: Equal Rites Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby RedDeeDee » Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:15 am

Thanks!
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Re: Equal Rites Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:59 am

Hi and welcome, the reading in order of publication is the the way to see how the books progress over the years, hopefully you should find Mort better as the style is different, it is one of my favorite books but my top ten change slighty as I reread some again. :mrgreen:
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Re: Equal Rites Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby DaveC » Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:15 pm

Nothing wrong with being critical. Keeps it real!

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Re: Equal Rites Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby RedDeeDee » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:52 am

Thank you all so much about the welcome!

One question. Without any details, does Esk reappears in any book(s) later on or only Granny Weatherwax does so?

Thanks again!
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Re: Equal Rites Discussion *Spoilers*

Postby =Tamar » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:01 am

Mainly we see Granny. Esk gets a cameo.
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