wintersale15_70off Hier klicken mrp_family Reduzierte Hörbücher zum Valentinstag Cloud Drive Photos UHD TVs Learn More wsv Hier klicken Fire Shop Kindle PrimeMusic Autorip WSV

Kundenrezensionen

4,2 von 5 Sternen22
4,2 von 5 Sternen
Format: TaschenbuchÄndern
Preis:8,60 €+ Kostenfreie Lieferung mit Amazon Prime
Ihre Bewertung(Löschen)Ihre Bewertung


Derzeit tritt ein Problem beim Filtern der Rezensionen auf. Bitte versuchen Sie es später noch einmal.

am 18. Juni 2000
I liked this book, but can see where everyone might not. First off the basic plot is that Perdita X Nitt (nee Agnes Nitt) Has decided to go to the big city to seek her fortune as a singer. She has a singular talent, however of being able to accompany herself. She auditions at the Opera House in Ankh Morpork and is hired along with the beautiful Christine who can sing only passably but has certain other assets (as does her father - a benefactor of the opera) which the new owner find pleasant to comtemplate.
In the meantime Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax have decided they need a 3rd witch and Agnes would do. The decide to go to the city to just "check up" on her. They become embroiled in the "ghost of the Opera" legend and succeed in thwarting an evil plot while having a great deal of fun with Nanny Ogg's hard earned money. Just remember it ends like most opera.
I liked this novel, but then I love opera. I also have seen almost every variation of the Phantom of the Opera ever made (except the musical). The problem is that for some of the humor, the reader must have some knowledge of Opera and it's performers to understand the parody. While I love it, I understand that it is not for everyone. There is enough humor for the non afficiando not everyone will neccesarily find it hilarious.
0Kommentar9 von 9 Personen haben dies hilfreich gefunden.. War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?JaNeinMissbrauch melden
am 26. Juli 2000
This is truly one of the best Discworld books I've ever read. It's funny, it's intresting, and it's a very good satire on "The Phantom of the Opera". However, it's on the thin line between the really good discworld books (Intresting Times, Feet of Clay), and the excellent books (Carpe Jugulum, Moving Pictures)...
It's hard to pinpoint exactly what's missing here. That's why it's on the line (I would've given it 4.5 stars if I could...). It's extremely funny, but not as funny as Mort... It's ideas are quite deep, but don't run as deep as Carpe Jugulum's... So, in the end, it's not the greatest Discworld book, but if I would've made a 'top five list', it would've certainly be one of them...
0Kommentar4 von 4 Personen haben dies hilfreich gefunden.. War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?JaNeinMissbrauch melden
am 29. August 1999
I was shocked by the previous review. Too much about the witches and not enough Phantom? There can NEVER be too much about the witches, they are some of the greatest characters ever, on or off the Disc. It is proper and fitting that the Phantom should take a backseat to the formidable Granny and Nanny, I'm sure they wouldn't have it any other way.
-Neran
0Kommentar3 von 3 Personen haben dies hilfreich gefunden.. War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?JaNeinMissbrauch melden
am 22. Juli 2000
This is one of Terry Pratchett's best books with the lovable characters from the Discworld series. Back for another round of side-splitting comedy is Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax. Any true fan must read this book. You don't want to be left behind when you're friends are giving you advice from the 'Joye of Cooking'.
The dubious duo head off to Ankh-Morpork to collect on moneys that are owed to Nanny for her cook book with 'innuendos'. While there, they run into Agnes Nitt(which isn't hard considering her size), and embark on a wonderful adventure at the Ankh-Morpork Opera House that is a sure-fire spoof of the classic story, "The Phantom of the Opera".
0Kommentar2 von 2 Personen haben dies hilfreich gefunden.. War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?JaNeinMissbrauch melden
TOP 500 REZENSENTam 4. Februar 2003
First I have to admit two things:
1: I'm a Terry Pratchett fanatic (I almost choked once laughing on the bus reading Guards!Guards!)
2: I have always loved opera more than anything (exept Pratchett's books).
So I am not really what you might call impartial. Nevertheless:
This may not be Pratchett's best book (that's Whyrd Sisters), but it's one of the best. Who cares if the basic story is well known? So are Macbeth, Hamlet, A Midsummernight's Dream, Cinderella, Dracula, Father Christmas, etc..
What matters is what you make of it. And here Pratchett does what he does best: He takes a well known story or myth and turns it around until it makes sense again. And there is one thing he avoids completely: He does not abuse the story as an excuse for sorry jokes, which would have been very easy. The jokes are always a necessary part of the story.
And he obviously likes his charakters as much as the reader does.
Just one point of criticism: The author obviously is not a born opera lover - otherwise he might have given Agnes Nitt the chance to really become an opera Diva. Pity for her, good for the readers of "Carpe Jugulum".
0Kommentar5 von 6 Personen haben dies hilfreich gefunden.. War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?JaNeinMissbrauch melden
am 10. April 2000
This book was my first exposure to Discworld and I have since returned many times. This ultra funny parody of phantom had drowning in mirth with it's both obvious and subtle humor. It is advantageous to have seen the play first because it makes the parody all the more funnier, and understandable. Even with out seeing the play it is a good book to read. Serious die hard opera fans may be offedended
0Kommentar2 von 2 Personen haben dies hilfreich gefunden.. War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?JaNeinMissbrauch melden
am 15. Februar 1999
Pratchett is one of the few authors who can reduce me to the undignified state of outright giggling, and he's done it again. He uses both old gags (The Lancre Coven and orang-utan Librarian) and new (OPERA!). Even though I kind of like opera, I found Pratchett's satire and wit quite funny. This book grabs you by the collar and swirls you through different characters lives and plots, leaving a burning desire to read more of this zany world. It may leave you, as it left me, with the wonder of how a prop horse can have a "humorous trapdoor," but I can still give you only one suggestion: Read Maskerade!!!!!
0Kommentar1 von 1 Personen haben dies hilfreich gefunden.. War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?JaNeinMissbrauch melden
am 20. Oktober 1998
I think this is one of the most insightful books Terry Pratchett has ever written. The difference between who you want to be, who you are and who other people think you are is funny, if you think about it the way this book can make you think. And at last Granny Weatherwax really shows herself. I see this book as a challenge to laugh at yourself as much or much more then you laugh at others. I could really relate to Agnes!
0Kommentar1 von 1 Personen haben dies hilfreich gefunden.. War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?JaNeinMissbrauch melden
am 12. Oktober 1999
I loved it. This was the 3rd book I read with the witches in it. I read this one before reading Lords and Ladies, so this was my first exposure to Agnes. Agnes is wonderful. I think she is a great addition to Nanny and Granny. She and Perdita are hilarious. The translation for the Departure Aria had me in stitches.
0Kommentar1 von 1 Personen haben dies hilfreich gefunden.. War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?JaNeinMissbrauch melden
am 26. Februar 1999
Maybe you *do* have to know opera to love this book, but I grew up on it and thought the book was a riot. (It probably helps that I haven't seen Phantom.) I really enjoyed the effects of Nanny Ogg's book and Esme Weatherwax's headology.
0Kommentar1 von 1 Personen haben dies hilfreich gefunden.. War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?JaNeinMissbrauch melden