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by Terry Pratchett
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 year ago
Back in the day, I randomly grabbed a copy of one of Pratchett's books as I bulked up my reading list for the next day when my vacation started. I woke up to 9/11 and the news of the four hijacked planes. Shocked and stressed, with the news playing in its continual loop in the background, I started ...
Tannat
Tannat rated it 3 years ago
Series: Discworld #21 The island Leshp rises from the sea, kind of like an anti-Atlantis, and both Klatch and Ankh-Morpork try to lay claim to it. There’s a real risk of both countries going to war and Commander Vimes is investigating the attempted assassination of Prince Khufurah. This doesn’t ex...
YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it 3 years ago
Jingo is the fourth book in the City Watch subseries of Discworld. When I first started this subseries, I didn’t think I was going to like it very much. It’s grown on me, though, and I think it’s now my second favorite after the Witches subseries. In this book, a disagreement between fishermen ...
mattries37315
mattries37315 rated it 4 years ago
War, Politics by Other Means Whenever something extraordinary happens in Ankh-Morpork, Commander Sam Vimes wishes he can just have similar street crime and not deal with politics like he does in Jingo. The fourth Watch entry of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series takes the City Watch of Ankh-Morpo...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
I have to admit that I'm quite surprised that I have now read 21 of the Discworld books. Okay, that actually isn't much of an effort where I'm concerned considering that for some inexplicable reason I ended ploughing through a large majority of the Xanth books, and also pretty much read every Forgot...
Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it 6 years ago
Let’s be patriotic. Let’s show those Klatchians what Ankh-Morpork is made of! Such sentiments are on the rise in the famous Discworld city, as its denizens gird themselves for war. Shop owners and aristocrats, butlers and assassins march to the glorious war drums. The Klatchians, some of whom have...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 6 years ago
I loved this one. Nobby and Fred Colon, Sam Vimes really coming into his own (wild cheers!), 71 Hour Ali. The way Pratchett sets up expectations and then deftly turns them on their heads.
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it 6 years ago
This time, Terry Pratchett takes on the tricky aspect of war. But there's a heavy dash of humour, and cynicism and a harsh look at our own world. Leonard of Quirm plays a vital role, Sam Vines is up to his neck in all sorts of trouble, and we get to see a very rare side of the Patrician. Not to ment...
altheaann
altheaann rated it 7 years ago
This is the one where Terry Pratchett talks about nationalism, how one shouldn't be prejudiced against people from the Middle East or South Asia (I mean Klatchians), and generally about how jingoistic attitudes are ignorant.Like in most of Pratchett's Discworld books, there are some very funny bits,...
Book Trauma
Book Trauma rated it 7 years ago
War! What is it good for! A good laugh if Pratchett is writing about it and an even better laugh if the Watch is involved. In this case winning a war just means being at the right place and at he right time. Which is unfortunate for Vimes' pocket disorganizer.Terry manages to show just how ludicrous...
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