Hohle Köpfe (Discworld #19)
I always feel that the Watch books operate differently than the others, because Sam Vimes comes across as a more well-rounded character who doesn't follow the same mold as someone like Rincewind. He's easier to take seriously, and therefore the Watch books (and there a...more
Feet of Clay is another straight up mystery. There have been a handful of murders and someone is trying to kill the Patrician again. Vimes, Carrot and the rest of the Watch must figure out who is behind the murders, the assassination attempts and why...more
“Many fine old manuscripts in that place, I believe. Without price, I am told.”
“Yes sir, Certainly worthless, sir.”
It is completely possible that I have underrated Terry Pratchett. After all I have only shouted out everywhere that he is my favorite author, bought every book he has written, recommended his work to the six people who have never read it, and almost immediately upon started a blog engaged in a complete re-read project that provides, oh about, ten percent of...more
Series: Here are the Discworld books about the City Watch and its commander Sam Vimes, in order of publication:
Guards! Guards! (1989)
Men at Arms (1993)
Feet of Clay (1996)
Commander Vimes, Head of Ankh-Morpork City Watch, is used to hunting down illegal crime in the most crowded city of the Discworld. But this time the clues are numerous, as are the answers. If Vimes only knew what the questions were. Two murders: first a dead priest is found with a slip of paper in his mouth, and then a curator of the Dwarf Bread Museum is killed using a loaf of bread. When it turns out that someone even tries to assassinate Lord Vetinari, Vimes finds h...more
The City Watch is growing, and its new members bring new skills and talents to help stop crime in Ankh-Morpork. Angua, a werewolf, can trace criminals by their smell, while Detritus, a troll, interrogates suspects by “screaming angrily at people until they give in.” Cheery Longbottom is Vimes’ newest recruit, an alchemist, and perhaps the only dwarf in Ankh-Morpork who does not enjoy rowdiness. The criminals had better be careful.
In fact, the Watch h...more
As has become the rule in Watch novels, the novel is also about a new kind of person joining the Watch and how the Watch has become the place where inter-species relations and change of attitudes start. We are introduced to golems and, through them...more
In the lead of that parade is the protagonist Sam Vimes: a cynical policeman, a recovering alcoholic, and one of the few good guys in this predominantly...more
To start off, I found this iteration of the Watch’s story to adhere much more stri...more
It's murder in Discworld! -- which ordinarily is no big deal. But what bothers Watch Commander Sir Sam Vimes is that the unusual deaths of three elderly Ankh-Morporkians do not bear the clean, efficient marks of the Assassins' Guild. An apparent lack of any motive is also quite troubling. All Vimes has are some tracks of white clay and more of those bothersome "clue" things that only serve to muck up an investigation. The anger of a fearful populace is already being dangerously channeled toward
Un Golem non è nient’altro che un attrezzo. Eppure Pratchett sconvolge Ankh-Morpork, facendolo diventare protagonista di questo romanzo giallo fantasy-filosofico. Ci sono delitti, c'è un'indagine, c'è una soluzione. Quindi si potrebbe annoverare fra i gialli. I prot...more
Pratchett's sense of humor and his ability to poke fun at all segments of the population without any but the most unyielding actually taking offense. In this book, he has a werewolf trying to avert the pre-lunar tension, a dwarf...more
But um yeah, I just told you the plot. But besides the mystery, there's also speciesim, a bit of romance, nobility and Vimes. The more books I read that star Sir Vimes, the more I like him as a character. He's the grumpy-guy with a soft heart deep deep deep down.
There is a lot I can say about this book,...more
It also has one of my favorite discworld quotes.
"People look down on stuff like geography and meteorology, and not only because they're standing on one and being soaked by the other. They don't quite look like real science.* But geography is only physics slowed down and with a few trees stuck on it, and meteorology is full of ex...more
De nuevo Terry Pratchett [TP], con una historia del Mundodisco. Esta vez es una novela de la Guardia. Alguien está matando a sacerdotes ancianos e inofensivos y Lord Vetinari, el patricio de Ankh-Morpork, está siendo envenenado. Poquito a poco, eso sí, para que esté malito pero no se muera. La Guardia incorpora a un CSI e intentará resolver este embrollo.
Esta novela me ha encantado. Mucho. Me enganché a las novelas de TP con ¡Guardias!, ¿Guardias?, y desde entonces las novelas de la Guardia son...more
Mr. Hopkinson's hand went throu...more
While not quite as well-crafted a mystery as the previous book ( ), the whodunit still has one very satisfying reveal. I found myself noticing the writing here more than usual, catching and laughing at phrases like "a dopplering voice" because of how perfect they are. It's always a strength of Pratchett's but he's in rare form this time.
There's also a r...more
I read this book because I listened to an interview he did on the radio about a month ago and decided to read one of his books. This was the only book of his available at the library written by him at that time.
which category on the bingo board this completes?
I would put this book under the category of 'a book written before I was born.'
what did i like about this book and why?
I like the way that this book has been written, it has many very good gags and has an...more
The reason the watch books work so well is that Pratchett manages to make every person likable -- from the scheming Lord Vetinari to the petty, unhygienic Nobby Nobbs. That keeps both the books and the rea...more
Another great Sam Vimes book.
The Night Watch is now the City Watch and Sam Vimes is busy being Sir Samuel, the Commander of the Watch. Carrot is a Captain with an unusual girlfriend and the Watch are busy keeping citizens safe.
It's treason time again and Vimes and the Watch have to find out what is happening, stop it and punish the offenders. Vetinari is more visible and pulling strings, but the City Watch is working under Vimes and Carrot. Well, it wobbles a bit with watchmen like Nobby Nobbs...more