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Jingo by Terry Pratchett
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Apr 15, 12

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bookshelves: fantasy, novel
Read from April 06 to 13, 2012

I wish I knew why I don't like this novel as much as some of the others in the series. I suspect it has something to do with the premise being uncomfortably close to home for me as an American.

The premise revolves, as most Night Watch books do, around a mystery, but more socially it also revolves around xenophobia, cultural stereotyping and the sort of gung-ho "we kill it because it's there" attitude that's been at the base of a few wars in its time.

The book brings the familiar cast of characters back but this time moves them across the ocean to a shiny new locale, for a while at least, as the watch becomes something... a little different this time.

Also, while I don't find parts of it exciting, I will say that this book has probably the most chilling scene, to me anyway, in any of these early Night Watch books

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