Feet of Clay (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
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
I keep returning to the Discworld books over and over – this has to be the fifth or sixth time I’ve read Feet of Clay, at least. Sometimes I take it off the self to read the story of Vimes against the vampire Dragon King of Arms of the Ankh-Morpork Royal College of Heralds. I always seem to forget that the Dragon is in this one because he’s really not the point.
Other times, I search this bo...more
It's a tough fight, with many worthy contenders, but I'm going to say this is the book that convinced me that Pratchett was no longer writing fantasy, nor humor, bbut Literature, with a capital "L."
I don't know if it's his very b...more
We all know I consider Terry Pratchett my long-lost, time-travelling twin, right? So maybe it shouldn't come as a surprise when his books make me feel like he has been rattling around in MY skull, turning over stones and digging for buried metaphors. Leave me a few, old man!
What I admire...more
I wasn't sick, I wasn't swamped with work but I just wasn't interested and that's rare. For some reason I wasn't finding anything funny and it was all just a...more
Feet of Clay is the usual mixture of chaos and lovely writing, phrases that can really make you stop. This bit, for instance when Sergeant Colon is running away from... something
The street was full of animals, milling around uncertiainly. When animals are in a state of uncertainty they get nervous, and the street was already, as it were, paved with anxiety.
So, what is Feet of Clay about? As usual...more