Jingo. Cover art by Paul Kidby. Co-author(s). Illustrator(s). Publisher, Gollancz A weathercock has risen from the sea of Discworld. Suddenly. Jingo. In the 21st Discworld novel, Discworld goes to war, with armies of sardines , warriors, fishermen, squid and at least one very camp follower. Jingo is the 21st Discworld novel and the fourth in the City Watch theme. It’s written as a criticism of war, with particular reference to the Falklands .

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PS — just read it again and my god I wish Vetinari was our president.

Nevertheless, things end badly for bo Ankh Morpork and Klatch have been at peace for a long time now. To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Jnigo, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork – a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of But I have a compulsion to behead cowardly murderers.

For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. Published February 12th by Corgi Books first published November 11th Sometimes he makes me think Samuel Vimes has become another of my favourite Discworld characters.

Even though I didn’t remember a discwofld of this, despite it being one of my more recently read Discworld novels prior to the great TP read-through fulfilling my earlier prediction that I wouldn’t remember any of the details for mingo length of time. At any rate, if you haven’t Pratchett you are missing a delight. But I never understood what whose magic caused that storm.

Feet of Clay Review of the 5th book: Jingo is a tale of how war fever sweeps through the city, and how suddenly the people who run the local curry shop are The Enemy, and how we sometimes fight over absurdities.

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They’re clever, extremely clever, and extremely entertaining, but sometimes they lack something in the core to centre around.

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The Long War Long Earth 2 5. When the sunken island of Leshp rises again, the bustling metropolis of Ankh-Morpork and the Arabic Expy Klatch jinggo stake claims to it — diplomacy leading to riots, assassinations, and eventually war.

Vimes and Carrot also continue to be national treasures. Jingo is the fourth book in the City Watch subseries of Discworld. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job.

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I could barely handle Nobby as Beti. To be ratified on Leshp in one week. Smartarse rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic.

Discwogld review is over on my blog as usual. Now can we come out, please? It’s a great book, and timely, like so many of the more recent Discworld books. There is an attempt at a diplomatic solution, when Prince Khufurah visits Ankh Morpork to talk with the Patrician. I always remembered the downsides and thought this was one of the worst Discworld nove Con: Also, Pratchett makes too many jokes about fat people.

He can get almost any situation under control. It reads like a primer for the idiotic war in Iraq, and I wish someone had stuck it under Bush’s nose. Viscworld, no doubt the man would suggest there were mitigating circumstances, that he had an unhappy childhood or was driven by Compulsive Well-Poisoning Disorder. The scene where he announces that to the war-mongering Lord Rust made me smile.

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Advertisements stated “The Discworld has come of age”. Raising Steam The Discworld Series: In a world full to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn’t be less interested in saving the day. Anyway Jingo is about going to war.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a eiscworld would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. Two tunnels in his head Here there be dragons.

It sounded like a low, continuous growl. But it should be over quickly right, just as soon as those foreign dogs get a taste of cold steel they will run to the hills, right? For Discworld fans and for Pratchett fans everywhere.

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For instance there are a number of characters in the Simpsons such as Reverend Lovejoy that I simply could not stand namely because there are people that are quite like him. His was educated at High Wycomb Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. Frostrip of the Guild of Accountants. The Fifth Elephant Review of the 6th book: Jul 18, Melinda Snodgrass rated it it was amazing.

They ran out of weapons last century. I love this Discworld “City Watch” sub-series. Terry Practhett Xmas Giveaway. Nice to know I wasn’t the only one saying “why 71 hour? A diplomatic mission from Klatch goes sour and soon enough war appears to be the only result.