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by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Briggs
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 2 years ago
I'm probably not doing this book justice with my rating, but as much as I think the writing is brilliant, it dragged for me badly. I started it thinking it would work for my werewolf square in bingo, and by the time I realised it definitely wasn't (Agula the werewolf is only mentioned and never ap...
mattries37315
mattries37315 rated it 2 years ago
The past and future of Ankh-Morpork revolve around the efforts of His Grace Sir Sam Vimes, Commander of the City Watch, and he doesn’t like it one bit. Night Watch, the sixth book focusing on the City Watch and twenty-ninth overall book of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series finds Vimes dealing with...
YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it 2 years ago
Night Watch is the 6th book in the Watch subseries of Discworld. Surprisingly, I enjoyed this one pretty well. I say “surprisingly” because, as I’ve said in other reviews, Vimes often gets on my nerves. This book focuses on him very heavily, more than any other book since the first Watch book. ...
Linda78
Linda78 rated it 3 years ago
Pratchett was clearly a master of sarcasm and irony, but this one didn't grab me like Reaper Man did. I didn't find Sam Vimes particularly engaging, and there could've been a lot more done with the time travel aspect than was used here. Carcer was set up as this horrible villain and enemy but he bar...
Book Reviews for the Semi-Literate
Book Reviews for the Semi-Literate rated it 6 years ago
Unlike most Discworld novels, Night Watch has a far more serious tone. This often occurs at the expense of humor, and frequently goes as far as being sad or tragic. It was a risky experiment on Pratchett's part, and while it largely succeeds, it's not quite up to the level of his best work. We fo...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 6 years ago
Pratchett doesn’t always work for me, notably in most of the Discworld books. (I know I am deprived. I wish I could be different.) But Rachel Neumeier suggested trying this one in a comment, and I’m glad I listened. I loved Sam Vimes and the rest of the cast, and the impossible situation he’s thrust...
Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it 6 years ago
Unlike most other Discworld novels, this is not a funny book. It’s exploratory and philosophical and delves deep into the natures of leadership and decency, courage and tolerance. By accident, Sam Vimes, the Watch Commander of Ankh-Morpork and a Duke, is transported 30 years into the past, when the...
Only Mostly Dead
Only Mostly Dead rated it 7 years ago
Night Watch, unsurprisingly, is a Watch book. In particular it’s a Vimes book. It’s very much a Vimes book in fact. Whilst chasing a murderous thief Vimes gets caught up in a magical storm which sends him back in time. He gets to experience a period in the history of the City of Ankh-Morpork from hi...
Only Mostly Dead
Only Mostly Dead rated it 7 years ago
Night Watch, unsurprisingly, is a Watch book. In particular it’s a Vimes book. It’s very much a Vimes book in fact. Whilst chasing a murderous thief Vimes gets caught up in a magical storm which sends him back in time. He gets to experience a period in the history of the City of Ankh-Morpork from hi...
XLeptodactylous
XLeptodactylous rated it 7 years ago
It's got old Vimes, young Vimes and naked Vimes. What more could you possibly want? A hard-boiled egg? You get that, too.
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