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Review of Maskerade by Terry Pratchett

Title: Maskerade
Author: Terry Pratchett
Rating: 5/5

Hehe.

I adore Greebo. He reminds me of several cats we’ve had over the years. Mostly one little ball of fluff affectionately named ‘Slash’. It’s the descriptions of him that I love the most. My favourite one so far: “Greebo could, in fact, commit sexual harassment simply by sitting very quietly in the next room.” Now that is animal magnetism to its fullest!
Of course, with Greebo comes Nanny and with Nanny comes Granny. This time, the pair are for Ankh-Morepork. Where there’s a Phantom – I mean Ghost – “haunting” the city’s opera theatre. Bettering the singers, destroying scenery, killing people … or is he? It’s a guy in a white mask anyhow, and a guy in a white mask is the Ghost.
Which is where we come across Perdita X Dream – I mean, Perdita X Nitt … uh, darn it, I mean Agnes Nitt – a young woman with an amazing voice and a wonderful personality.
I do love how I got drawn into the mystery of this one. I still couldn’t help peeking at the end, several times, but even that didn’t detract from the story here.

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