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Thud! by Terry Pratchett
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Aug 03, 2011

it was amazing

Another great Pratchett, another great Watch novel. Plunging Commander Sam Vimes and the Ankh-Morpork City Watch into the policing complexities of the 21st Century. Old grudges on new soil among rival immigrants, racial tension, religious fundamentalism...and the work life balance of a new father. Along with all the usual multicultural comments and jokes about modern life in a metropolis, oh and Nobby's got an exotic dancer as a girlfriend.
This is Terry Pratchett making his most obvoius comments on the real world with a Discworld Novel. Sam Vimes is the perfect character for Terry Pratchett to vent his anger about the stupidities and injustices in the modern world. Once again he has a plot of murder and conspiracy that threatens to overwhelm the city. He has many comic asides such as Vimes' new and infuriating gift from his wife: the dis-organiser which fits in well with the other running comic plot device of his having promsed to be home at 6 each evenig to read 'Where's My Cow?' to his son Young Sam. Sam Vimes interior life is further complicated by being piggybacked upon by a semi-demonic entity of vengence which makes for a cracking finale.

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