Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
Published February 5, 2012
- Author Terry Pratchett
After a fabulous discussion on whether to continue reading the Terry Pratchett books or not, I decided to give the third book in the series a go, and then see how I felt after that. I still wasn’t completely sold on the concept but I must admit I enjoyed it a lot more than the previous one. The characters seemed a lot better explained and it was easy to understand their actions - although I did think some of it was hard to believe of a child under ten years old.
As the title indicates, the story is about the fight for women to have equal rights, or at least for women to become wizards anyway. In his traditional style, Pratchett shows great insights into the human condition, usually by an outsider entering into a new and unexpected world. Granny and Esk appearing at the university opens their eyes to the city, and the wizards eyes to the concept of, well, women.
I’m not really into “issues” and all that, so I ignored most of the bits that would get a rise out of people, and still managed to enjoy the read. Enough to see me download the fourth book, anyways.