Series: Discworld #19
Published by Transworld Publishers Limited on 2005-10-01
Narrator: NIgel Planner
Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
Genres: Fantasy, Satire, Young Adult
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A Discworld Howdunnit Who's murdering harmless old men? Who's poisoning the Patrician? As autumn fogs hold Ankh-Morpork in their grip, the City Watch have to track down a murderer who can't be seen. Maybe the golems know something - but the solemn men of clay, who work all day and night and are never any trouble to anyone, have started to commit suicide... It's not as if the Watch hasn't got problems of its own. There's a werewolf suffering from Pre-Lunar Tension. Corporal Nobbs is hobnobbing with the nobs, and there's something really strange about the new dwarf recruit, especially his earrings and eyeshadow. Who can you trust when there are mobs on the streets and plotters in the dark and all the clues point the wrong way? In the gloom of the night, Watch Commander Sir Samuel Vimes finds that the truth might not be out there at all. It may be amongst the words in the head. A chilling tale of poison and pottery.
I can’t even begin to say how much Terry Pratchett makes me laugh. This guy is just brilliant. If I were to go fan girl over an author, it would be Terry Pratchett. The guy is just a genius!! Seriously. I don’t know how he does it but nearly every book he writes is incomparable.
In this particular book we meet Cheery Littlebottom. I just love this name. And I love that Sam Vimes, being the ever graceful (in heart if not in manner) doesn’t laugh until Cheery leaves the room.
This particular book has Sam and the entire Watch going head over heels looking for what is poisoning the Patrician, and I have to say it is an uproariously good time. I enjoy all of the characters, knowing the city they are in, and wondering what in the world they are going to do. One of the best parts of this one is Nobby Nobbs. He just cracks me up!
So, I can go on and on and on about this, so I’ll just end this with, it’s fabulous, you must read this. If you have not yet read Terry Pratchett then you must go get a book of his NOW! I recommend any of them from book 5 on … the earlier books are great but a little slower!