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As a massive fan of Terry Pratchett (RIP) this has got to be one of his best. The introduction of some truly wicked characters is enthralling, and still keeps and satirical side of the book intact. A must-read for all fanatsy fans.
A dramatic, very funny look at life on Earth via the lens of Disc World. Yet another stunning novel from Terry Pratchett that you can read with pleasure just for the story itself and the wonderful depth of the characters. But you can also see how accurately it reflects the problems of the world and the potential in people.
This is the sixth or seventh time I have read this book (but a first as an ebook) since it was first published. It doesn’t matter that I know exactly what is going to happen, the book still makes you shake with laughter. A fantastic novel that should be compulsory reading for everyone.
Another wonderful Pratchett book. In 2015 the world lost a brilliant writer and a brilliant mind, and that makes these books all the more precious. The Discworld novels have various groups of characters they focus on, the Watch (police force of Ankh Morpork) being one of my particular favourites. These characters just burst off the page and I adore them. Pratchett weaves a magical spell involving his trademark humour and philosophy reflecting the oddly familiar through a lens of madcap fantasy. This time we find Commander Vimes and company on a diplomatic mission to Uberwald, with dwarfs, werewolves and vampires to contend with. There are themes of tradition, truth, politics, xenophobia, identity and gender. I miss you Sir Terry.
Excellent book. I am working my way through all the Sam Vimes/Watch books. I really don't want to say more in case I spoil all the wonderful writing ahead of you. I had the Kindle version and the first time I bought it- no download. So I cancelled that and downloaded it again. Fine and I was reading it in a short time. Also the price didn't change from first viewing then deciding to buy. When I looked at another Terry Pratchett book (and an Ann Granger book) and dithered over spending £3.99 for the book, the next day it was £4.99. So, I didn't buy. Sneaky trick Amazon. But you are the losers.
Terry Pratchett and his disc world stories are always a pleasure to read. This time my fvorit character commander Vimes is on a diplomatical mission. A great read with so wonderfully written protagonists. Nobody understand and articulates human nature as entertaining as Mr. P. Never missing the 'glimt in the eye'and humoristic side of people, while being serious.
It was a joy to re-read this after so many years. It includes Gaspode the talking scruffy mongrel's finest moment which moved me to tears the first time i read it and which did exactly the same this time! We all need a Vimes in our lives.......and Detrius's crossbow! They both make life so much simpler.