Thud! (Discworld, #34)
Once, in a gods-forsaken hellhole called Koom Valley, trolls and dwarfs met in bloody combat. Centuries later, each species still views the other with simmering animosity. Lately, the influential dwarf, Grag Hamcrusher, has been fomenting unrest among Ankh-Morpork's more diminutive citizens—a... show more
Once, in a gods-forsaken hellhole called Koom Valley, trolls and dwarfs met in bloody combat. Centuries later, each species still views the other with simmering animosity. Lately, the influential dwarf, Grag Hamcrusher, has been fomenting unrest among Ankh-Morpork's more diminutive citizens—a volatile situation made far worse when the pint-size provocateur is discovered bashed to death . . . with a troll club lying conveniently nearby. Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch is aware of the importance of solving the Hamcrusher homicide without delay. (Vimes's second most-pressing responsibility, in fact, next to always being home at six p.m. sharp to read Where's My Cow? to Sam, Jr.) But more than one corpse is waiting for Vimes in the eerie, summoning darkness of a labyrinthine mine network being secretly excavated beneath Ankh-Morpork's streets. And the deadly puzzle is pulling him deep into the muck and mire of superstition, hatred, and fear—and perhaps all the way to Koom Valley itself.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 29th 2006
Pages no: 382
Edition language: English
Series: Discworld 2 (#34)
Thud! is the seventh book in the Watch subseries of Discworld. Tensions have always been high between the dwarves and the trolls. Now a dwarf has been murdered in Ankh-Morpork, and it looks like a troll might have been responsible. As with the previous Watch book, it focuses heavily on Vimes, b...
A terrific novel. It’s part of the City Watch sub-series, and of course, Sam Vimes, the commander of Ankh-Morpork City Watch, is the protagonist. In this novel, he faces a serious crisis. The city streets thrum with unrest. The dwarves and trolls are ready to turn the entire city into a battlefield....
Nie da się uciec, przed tym, co nieuniknione. Świat Dysku jest takim nieuniknionym i powracającym tematem w moim życiu czytelniczym. Nowy rok rozpoczynam więc od tego co dobre i sprawdzone. Rozpoczynam od "Łups!" Cóż nowego u naszych dobrych starych znajomych? Komendant Vimes stara się sprostać no...
Quite a bit of fun. My first Terry Pratchett novel and I appreciated his writing style. It reminded me vaguely of Hitchiker's Guide though not so thick on the humor. I really liked the lead character, the supporting characters, the dialog, and just generally the world. The concept of divides between...
Nearly the last book in the City Watch series, alas. I liked it a lot (and especially enjoyed Young Sam’s favorite book), but it doesn’t have the gravitas or emotional heft of Night Watch. On the other hand, I wasn’t expecting it to.