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Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett

Posted by redkoireviews on 27/07/2006

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.

Anyway, ‘Feet of Clay‘ is still a great read. Captain Vimes comes into his own as a character – one of my favorite. He starts finding a series of murders, and the Patrician is being slowly poisoned by something you don’t see . . .

Without spoiling the plot (which you can read here if you want) I’ll say that Golems come into the discworld and onto the watch. We also see the dwarf Cheery come into the watch series.

As with a lot of Prachett’s books, there’s a nice thread of moral or political opinion. In this case, he has a lot to say about class and privilege. As Vimes muses

“…He hated the very idea of the world being divided into the shaved and the shavers. Or those who wore the shiny boots and those who cleaned the mud off them. Every time he saw Willikins the butler fold his, Vimes’s, clothes, he suppressed a terrible urge to kick the butler’s shiny backside as an affront to the dignity of man.”

My Rating: 3.5 Stars

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