Thud! (Discworld #34)
Centuries earlier, in a hellhole called Koom Valley, trolls met dwarfs in...more
Depends on what makes you laugh, I suppose, but this is not *meant* to be a funny book. Pratchett is doing really serious, relevant and overtly political stuff here. The "funny bits" are no more than the comic relief in the best Shakespearean tradition.
Parallels are everywhere here. You...more
In this enstallment, we find Sam Vimes trying to once again bring a semblance of peace to the chao...more
It centres on Sam Vimes, the leader of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, who finds himself in a very tricky situation when Koom Valley Day approaches. Koom Valley Day is the...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 impor
It's a Watch novel – either you know why it's awesome and you're already...more
Doubleday ISBN 0385 608675
Another excellent book in the Discworld series from Terry Pratchet, and another one without chapters. The dwarves and the Trolls have never been friends, rather they have been enemies. Now there are so many of them in the city that trouble is about to occur in Ankh-Morpork. The ONLY one who can sort it out is Commander Vimes of the city Watch (police). This is more that just a war story (well not a war story at all really), it has some good characteris...more
Terry Pratchett is the creator of the best, most intricately-crafted fantasy world ever. Thud is light-hearted, long-sighted, and car-crashingly funny (i.e. humorous to the point of nearly causing a traffic accident while laughing so hard I couldn't see to drive.) I can never read to my child without hearing echoes of the titular book within a book: "Where's my co...more
Dwarf extremists are undermining (literally) the city and the Watch is starting to fall apart. When extremist leader Hamcrusher is murdered deep underground in the mines, seemingly by a Troll, Vimes must hold t...more
There is a very unique humor in this book that I could totally see Brad enjoying. The one time we listened to a few minutes to...more
This is Terry Pratchett making his most obvoius comments...more
This particular novel follows Vimes & the Watch as things start heating up around the city. Kooms Valley Day, the day that the trolls & dwarves supposedly had a big war (nobody survived, so nobody knows for sure all of what happened) is ra...more
This book is a comical look at a murder mystery in Ankh-Morpork, a town populated by trolls, dwarves, werewolfs, vampires, Golems, gnomes, imps, and humans alike. There are many more species, my favorite being the "Igors," which is ...more Terry Pratchett is...more
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!
There was no sense of having missed anything from having not read the other books in the Discworld series; this was really a stand-alone book. The...more
Thud! was the first Pratchett that I read, and the first book I ever had which actually fitted in my handbag of the time (I've now got a decent book-sized one). As such, the gold is almost gone from the cover, the pages are falling out, and the covers themselves are battered beyond saving. I must have read this book at least 25 times, if not more....more
Anyway, if you like British humor you'll like any Discworld book. Aside from being outrageous and funny, this one explored racial tensions, the rule of law, flying horse-drawn carriages, work...more
That's the sound of a club hitting a helmet (or a troll's head).
And the name of a game with counters representing dwarfs and trolls.
And the title of this novel by Terry Pratchett.
A long time ago dwarfs and trolls fought a serious battle in Koom Valley. Nobody knows who started it, nobody really knows who won. When a dwarf gets murdered in Ankh-Morpork shortly before the anniversary of the battle, Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch is going to see it fought again. There are a lot of diffi...more
Chalk it up as another good Terry Pratchett novel. There's some hand-waving about Grand Concepts in the final stretch like always, and the res...more
HOWEVER. Thud has the honor of containing one of the most poignant reoccurring bits in all of Discworld, and for that it is a must read. When I went to reread Thud, I didn't remember the plot at all. Maybe somethin...more
Consistently exploring the theme of an "internal darkness", THUD! draws uncomfortable parallels with our own world, and forces the reader to examine what...more