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Guards! Guards!: (Discworld Novel 8) - Community Reviews back

by Terry Pratchett
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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 6 months ago
I'm rereading the City Watch series this year because it's about the real power of the law to protect the weak from the powerful and the powerful from each other and to create an environment that allows inclusion and diversity to prosper. I need this to bolster my hope while my country slides towa...
Booky
Booky rated it 2 years ago
Dragons with indigestion, a man named Carrot, and a dysfunctional secret society. This novel is a lot of fun, and turns the fantasy genre on its head. Unfortunately, it doesn't go much deeper than that, and I never connected with any of the characters (besides Errol, the pet dragon. But that's a giv...
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it 3 years ago
Introducing the Ankh-Morpork City Watch.Captain Vimes, Sergeant Colon and Corporal Nobby are considered a joke by the other inhabitants, not really expected to do much (which they do quite well).Into this little circle comes Carrot, with his ideas of what law & order should be in a big city.Raised b...
YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it 3 years ago
This book was cute, but it felt pretty average to me. The story didn’t bore me, but it didn’t really absorb me either. I liked the characters, but I didn’t feel invested in them. Part of the problem may be that I’d just finished one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in a long time, so I was ha...
Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it 3 years ago
If you look up the wonderful “Discworld Reading Order” guide, this is listed as the first of the City Watch novels. The mostly ineffectual Night Watch, consisting of Captain Vimes, Sergeant Colon, Corporal Nobbs, and Carrot Ironfoundersson, the Watch's new volunteer, finds itself dealing with a secr...
Jon (of the Dead)
Jon (of the Dead) rated it 3 years ago
I read this after reading Thud last year, which -according to the internet- is the exact opposite of how I should be reading them - the last in the series and then the first. But honestly, I'm really glad I did so. This time around I got to read about how the protagonist, Captain Vimes, was in the...
Turn The Page
Turn The Page rated it 4 years ago
Another hilarious tale from Discworld. I was cracking up reading this one, and it had one of the better stories of the DW novels I've read to date. You'll never look at dragons in novels the same way after reading this one.
Dispatches from Terabithia
Dispatches from Terabithia rated it 4 years ago
Ah gods.Terry Pratchett fills me with unending guilt because he is my husband's absolute favorite author. I mean, he worships at the altar of Terry. And I give him plenty of book recommendations that he dutifully reads, and I try to read his recommendations.And I just don't like Sir Pratchett's book...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
'This is probably the first democratically killed dragon, one man, one stab.' If I were to pull out one theme from this book I would have to say that it is about the fickleness of the mob. Basically the mob, or as in this book, the population of Ankh-Morpork, simply switch and change throughout ...
A Constant Reader
A Constant Reader rated it 4 years ago
¡Guardias!¡Guardias! reseña en español ----> Click aquíI can't rate any Pratchett novel with less than five stars, sorry. I had a great time reading this book, it was wonderful to get to know the situation of the city guard before the arrival of Carrot, the human raised by dwarfs.Another marvellous ...
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