The comedy has a spread-out feel, and a handful of the gags are even sitcom-weak. There are no purely evil characters and no purely good characters. The following review will reflect this particular Discworld book only… Samuel Vimes, the no-nonsense Commander of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, has his work cut out for him. If you’ve read a few discworld books and you’re not Taking off my Granny Weatherwax hat – this has to be one of the best Discworld novels ever written even though during my first read throughs as a younger person the Watch series didn’t resonate with me the way it does now. She was darning his socks.

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One who fears the dark. The murder comes on the eve of the Koom Valley battle anniversary, the epic and legendary struggle between Dwarves and Trolls.

terry pratchett thud

The City Watch series thkd a particularly special place in my heart. What is a bit odd is how Vimes shuts down the city in order to get home one night to read to his son. Terry Pratchett is dead, there will be no more Discworld, and the disconsolate reader must find their fix where they can get it. English Choose a language for shopping.

terry pratchett thud

I’m only sorry my Offspring are too old for the cow book. For further explanation of this view, you can see my teryr review on my blog Only one more in the sub-series to go, quite sad times. My dad was a cop, his friends were cops, I ended up working part time as a security officer in college and afterwards around lots of cops, so I know cops. To ask other readers questions about Thud!


I saved the best for last, prtchett most important thing in life and the deciding factor in Sam Vimes’ resolution of the case: Other books in the series. And in this we can see the difference between Vimes and Carrot.


It turns out that the Grags and their soldiers had already abandoned the mine. Tensions have always been high between the dwarves and the trolls.

Similar to eskimos and snow, dwarves have countless ways to describe the darkness that they live in.

terry pratchett thud

The premise – a dwarf turns up dead. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Water dripping on a stone, Commander.

Don’t Fight It, Feel It – Thud!

And I absolutely love the part where Sam is running through the cave, aware that he’s missing his 6pm reading time with young Sam, shouting out the words to the book he’s memorized.

Politics, courtesy of the Lord Vetinary, is saddling Vimes with a new positive-action recruit representing a hated minority and with an internal audit of the Watch expense accounts. Now is not the time to find out why I have so many.

Water dripping on a stone, dissolving and removing. Nov 17, Sylvester rated it really liked it Shelves: Terry Pratchett commanded a rather large section at Barnes and Noble’s, so I was having some difficulty figuring out where to start.

Particular highlights for me in this one were the changes in Sam upon the birth of his son and the consequent exploration of Sam’s untapped potential for violence in the name of right.


SF : Thud! / Terry Pratchett ★★★★

It’s interesting to see Sam, who seems like a man who’d be the epitome of toxic masculinity, control his anger, never get thue unless absolutely necessary, love and respect his wife, and do whatever it takes to spend time with his son – including transcend space.

Vimes visits a hidden Thud club, where Mr.

England has as bleak a history of racial discord as America. A 2nd reread, after catching up with the previous books of the sub-series, improved things significantly, unfortunately not quite enough to deserve an additional star in rating.

Neither the characters nor the themes here are substantially advanced from previous installments, and as a result I was deeply disappointed terryy I first read this. He belongs to the City Watch, has dedicated his life to Law prafchett Order and he believes politics stinks. With the anniversary of Koom Valley looming, the Watch learn of murder in tunnels that are being built underneath Ankh-Morpork.

He lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire and says he ‘doesn’t want to get a life, because it feels as though he’s trying to lead three already’.