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Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett
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Mar 26, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: detective, novel, fantasy
Read from March 26 to 30, 2012

Pratchett can be somewhat hit or miss for me, but this book is a big hit. It's the second book following the members of the Night Watch of Ankh-Morpork as they get three new members due to an inter-species outreach program and go on to hunt a new and terrifying killer in the city, a notable achievement in its own right for a city which boasts a school for educating assassins.

I'd read a few Discworld books before this one, the first time. that first time and every time since, I've found myself surprised by how much emotion this book wrings out of me. There's a lot of funny as usual, but also quite a few fairy wrenching scenes, and even some uncomfortable looks at racism and the inclination of people to fall in line in several different ways, for good or ill.

All in all, in almost every category I could fit this book into in my reading - fantasy, comedic fantasy, even in the Discworld books and specifically the Night Watch books - it's one of my favorites
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