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Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
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Oct 02, 2011

it was amazing
Read in October, 2011

True fact - it is very hard for me to review anything written by Pratchett without sounding like a ten year old on a sugar rush (and it's going to show in the next few lines), so I am just going to control myself and say that I am extremely blown away by everything I have read so far by this amazing man.
Night Watch has everything one can expect from a Discworld novel - Pratchett's witty comments and intelligent humor are what immerse one into an "discworldy" hard-to-describe feeling (known to every avid Pratchett reader), drag one away from home and throw one into the streets of Ankh-Morpork. However, this novel somehow offers more. Vimes' experiences in old Ankh-Morpork are pretty solemn and melancholy, and deal with more grown-up kind of emotions that other Discworld novels. In other words, besides being merely witty, this novel is serious business. It's about memories, a revolution, a birth of a child and the deaths of friends. I could make all kinds of philosophical comparisons between the plot-line of this novel and the circle of life or the moral duties of a man, but it would simply be unnecessary because no matter what I write, it's not enough to describe the feeling this awesome book offers.
All in all, as expected, another amazing read by Pratchett.
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