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Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

Posted by redkoireviews on 08/06/2006

Guards GuardsGuards! Guards! is the very first in the long line of books involving the City Watch of Ahnk Morpork. Commander of the Watch is the drunkard Vimes, accompanies only by Nobby and Sergeant Colon until dwarf raised ‘Carrot’ arrives.

This motley crew sober up enough to wrangle with the a new problem for the city of Ahnk Morpork – an oversized dragon – and a familiar problem – someone trying to overthrow the cities ruler.

I can’t say it’s my most favourite Pratchett – the characters just don’t seem to have as much depth to them. Vimes himself becomes a far more interesting character in later books. While the plot has some nice class politics weaved in, it’s not nearly as interesting as the plot from Thud!

Having said all that, it’s funny and entertaining. It sets the scene for the development of some of Pratchetts best characters.

My Rating: 2.5 Stars

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2 Responses to “Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett”

  1. […] ‘Men at Arms‘ follows ‘Guards! Guards!‘ in the series of […]

  2. […] As you may have noticed, I’ve been reading through the City Watch series of Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. After having read ‘Guards! Guards!’ and ‘Men at Arms‘ I’m surprised to say that I’m finding it less enjoyable than mixing up different discworld novels. They may involve the same set of characters, but that doesn’t make it a trilogy. […]

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