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Maskerade (1995)

de Terry Pratchett

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Séries: Discworld: Witches (5), Discworld (18)

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The Ghost in the bone-white mask who haunts the Ankh-Morpork Opera House was always considered a benign presence -- some would even say lucky -- until he started killing people. The sudden rash of bizarre backstage deaths now threatens to mar the operatic debut of country girl Perdita X. (née Agnes) Nitt, she of the ample body and ampler voice. Perdita's expected to hide in the chorus and sing arias out loud while a more petitely presentable soprano mouths the notes. But at least it's an escape from scheming Nanny Ogg and old Granny Weatherwax back home, who want her to join their witchy ranks. Once Granny sets her mind on something, however, it's difficult -- and often hazardous -- to dissuade her. And no opera-prowling phantom fiend is going to keep a pair of determined hags down on the farm after they've seen Ankh-Morpork.… (mais)
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Another clever satire by Terry Pratchett. To me (others may disagree), he's kept the mystery and drama of the original Phantom of the Opera. Skillfully done, this book and Thud! rank as the best of the handful of the Discworld books I've read so far.

This book features the witches, though it takes place mostly in Ankh-Morpork, and though Commander Sam Vimes doesn't make a physical appearance in the story, he has a cameo role of sorts. Nobby Nobbs and Detritus do appear in the story, like the tip of a small ice floe.

This would have been a great opportunity for Pratchett to give the witch Agnes Nitt a character arc, but he sticks to an uncharacteristically realistic plot for her in which Agnes finds her dreams of becoming an opera singer snuffed out because she is obese, and she succumbs to the pressure to become a witch because she has no other opportunities open to her. Too bad. Perhaps it would have been too predictable for Pratchett's taste to give Agnes a character arc that leaves her rejecting the world of opera with its ridiculous, impossible plots and saccharin happily-ever-after endings. That must be it: Pratchett embraced the absurd plot of Phantom of the Opera while undermining the absurdity of contrived HEA endings. It's just that, when Salzella, the opera manager, has his nervous breakdown and denounces the opera, that would have been the perfect time to let Agnes realize that she didn't want to be part of that world. Then she could still have had her "it isn't over until the fat lady screams" moment, and voluntarily choose to leave Ankh-Morpork and the opera behind.

Just a thought.

Pratchett's brilliance shines every time Granny Weatherwax points out how wearing a mask allows someone to hide one face while revealing another. And I laughed aloud every time she prodded, "You recognized him because of his mask?" Yes, Mr. Pratchett, it's true, we all do it: we "recognize" people by their masks: politicians, actors, postal carriers... There's a profound lesson in that.

While Nanny Ogg did not have a character arc in this story either, she has a major role, and I learned so much about her personality; I think I "see" her more clearly now.

Maskerade is written in Pratchett's customary style: the writing is smooth and a delight to read. There are so many laugh-out-loud moments that made this the perfect book for me to read while I am stressed out about the US Presidential election. It melted the stress away. I was surprised to find some typos in my old copy, though it's often difficult to tell whether a "typo" was in fact intentional. Given that, it doesn't really matter, does it?

Of the witches' Discworld books that I have read so far, the internal chronology goes:

1. Lords and Ladies, then
2. Carpe Jugulum, then
3. Maskerade

I don't mind having read them out of order because each one really is a stand-alone book. There is some reference in this book to an incident (prior to the events in this story) with Greebo wherein Nanny and Granny turn Greebo into a man -- an incredibly sexy and athletic man. As I read more and more of Terry Pratchett's books, I am looking forward to reading about that incident.

Highly recommended for everyone, but most especially for Phantom of the Opera fans.

~bint ( )
  bintarab | Nov 6, 2020 |
Maskerade opens with Agnes Nitt, a.k.a., Perdita X, auditioning at the Opera House. Blessed with a singularly magnificent voice, Agnes is unfortunately not blessed with an extraordinary body. Or rather, her body is extraordinary?extraordinarily large, that is. Still, there's no denying her talent and she's hired as a member of the opera company. Meanwhile, Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax, two-thirds of a witches coven, are looking for a replacement for Magrat, who had the nerve to go off and marry a king. Covens consist of a maiden, a mother and a crone, and Nanny and Granny fit two of these three categories. Thinking that Agnes might be a perfect candidate for the third, now that Magrat no longer qualifies, Nanny pays a visit to Agnes, only to find that she has wandered off to the big city to seek her fortune. Fortunately, other business calls Nanny and Granny to Ankh-Morpork?business dealing with the surprising success of Nanny's book, The Joye of Snacks. If you've read any of the other books which featured the witches of Lancre, you can guess that this particular book deals with more than just recipes. Agnes is hired on with the opera as the voice of Christina, a lovely girl with marvelous stage presence...but no talent. So Christina provides the body and Agnes supplies the voice. Unfortunately, not everything is going smoothly. Nanny and Granny arrive in Ankh-Morpork to find that the Opera House is haunted by a ghost; a ghost that is killing people and ruining the show. They set out to rid the Opera House of the ghost and set things right. And, of course, they try to persuade Agnes to leave and come back to Lancre. ( )
  Ravenwood1984 | Oct 13, 2020 |
Eh. I might just not *get* witches Discworld. ( )
  Raykoda3 | Sep 25, 2020 |
Got stuck with another book, so decided it was time to read something a bit lighter. Flew through this, as is often the case for me with Discworld novels. The witches are perhaps my favourite Discworld regular characters, and the opera parodies definitely made me chuckle. ( )
  misterebby | Jul 5, 2020 |
Another enjoyable romp of an outing for Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg as they go to Ankh-Morpork, where Agnes Nitt (who should be the third witch in the Ramtops) has joined the opera.
With cameos from Corporal the Count de Nobby Nobbs, Count de Tritus and the Librarian. ( )
  CarltonC | Jun 13, 2020 |
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My thanks to the people who showed me that opera was stranger than I could imagine. I can best repay their kindness by not mentioning their names here.
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'Well, basically there are two sorts of opera,' said Nanny, who also had the true witch's ability to be confidently expert on the basis of no experience whatsoever. 'There's your heavy opera, where basically people sing foreign and it goes like "Oh oh oh, I am dyin', oh, I am dyin', oh, oh, oh, that's what I'm doin'", and there's your light opera, where they sing in foreign and it basically goes "Beer! Beer! Beer! Beer! I like to drink lots of beer!", although sometimes they drink champagne instead. That's basically all of opera, reely.'
The singers all loathe the sight of one another, the chorus despises the singers, they both hate the orchestra, and everyone fears the conductor; the staff on one prompt side won't talk to the staff on the opposite prompt side, the dancers are all crazed from hunger in any case...
Greebo could, in fact, commit sexual harassment simply by sitting very quietly in the next room.
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The Ghost in the bone-white mask who haunts the Ankh-Morpork Opera House was always considered a benign presence -- some would even say lucky -- until he started killing people. The sudden rash of bizarre backstage deaths now threatens to mar the operatic debut of country girl Perdita X. (née Agnes) Nitt, she of the ample body and ampler voice. Perdita's expected to hide in the chorus and sing arias out loud while a more petitely presentable soprano mouths the notes. But at least it's an escape from scheming Nanny Ogg and old Granny Weatherwax back home, who want her to join their witchy ranks. Once Granny sets her mind on something, however, it's difficult -- and often hazardous -- to dissuade her. And no opera-prowling phantom fiend is going to keep a pair of determined hags down on the farm after they've seen Ankh-Morpork.

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