This book discusses the absurdities of witchcraft. It was originally published in 1613.
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Do not confuse fiction of similar name
Don't confuse this book written in the 1600s with a more recent work of fiction bearing nearly exactly the same title. This book is most decidedly NOT fiction. Rather it is actually a reprint of the real journals of witch persecutions in the 1600s. Fascinating, sad, educational, and chilling, it is both hard to read, and important to understand so that we don't repeat this horror in human history. If you want the much lighter work of fiction , you are looking for "A discovery of witches" by Deborah Harkness.
It was so good
Took a couple of tries to get into it
I'd been waiting and waiting for this to come out. Upon my first attempt, I was a bit mired down in the plot and actually skipped to the end. But, luckily, the end didn't make sense so I actually pretty much read it backwards. The more I read the more enjoyable it became. So it's a lot of filler that plods along but does make you want the last installment ASAP. I did enjoy it and found myself missing it when I was done.