Series: Discworld #14.5
Published by Corgi, HarperCollins on Published 1993
Narrator: Nigel Planar
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, General
Reading Challenges: Author Love, British Books Challenge, Terry Pratchett - Discworld
A murder has been committed: a street entertainer, found apparently battered to death with a very small blunt object, on him bite marks from a very small crocodile. Investigating the incident in his typically direct manner, Carrot Ironfoundersson discovers the truth...
Oh my goodness… guys, I know I gush and gush about Terry Pratchett, but this is about The Watch. I’m so pleased to have another story, even a short one, about The Watch!
From the beginning this one is a sort of special kind of special. Carrot Ironfounderson has been told to find witnesses for a murder.
Corporal Carrot, the Watch’s youngest member, often struck people as simple. And he was. He was incredibly simple, but in the same way that a sword is simple, or an ambush is simple.
Now knowing this, I’m sure it will not come as a surprise that Carrot decides to ask the number one suspect to any murder on the Discworld, a very unusual witness. No one else would have, but that is exactly how Carrot’s mind works. It’s hilarious that this particular character is being questioned, and I’m only sad at the fact that the questioning was so short, but it was still a fantastic addition to this little story, and really made me smile.
The story does end rather abruptly, but it was just a short crime, not even really a crime. Carrot, of course, got everything he needed to know from Death.
While I love all of his stories, and this one was quite funny, I wish there was just a tad more to make it feel fully complete. It seems a bit cut off for some reason. But then again, if I knew the reason, I’d be able to think like Terry Pratchett and nobody can do that!
Free story at: http://www.lspace.org/books/toc/toc-english.html#fn1
|Overall:||4.4 / 5|
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