Chi è l'assassino che si aggira per Ankh-Morpork? Di lui si sa solo che lascia dietro di sè delle curiose tracce di argilla bianca. Il comandante delle Guardie è determinato a fermarlo, ma lui e i suoi uomini (e i suoi troll, e compagnia bella) non riescono a cavare un ragno dal buco. Persino quando una delle vittime viene uccisa con una pagnotta. Persino quando l'indagine porta a un golem in pensione, a un drago vampiro e a un lupo mannaro vegetariano... In sintesi, il fantasy come lo avrebbero scritto i Monty Python: esagerato, satirico e spietato.
- ISBN: 8884515157
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 352
In my opinion, this is the book where Pratchett *really* hits his stride in terms of the city watch books. The characters are established, the setting is solid, and Pratchett is solidly in control of his craft here. As I said before (or at least meant to say) the second book about the city watch was Leggi tutto
What interests me most about Terry Pratchett is that he explores (with great subtlety and wit) issues that other fantasy and speculative writers only pay lip service to -- racism, sexism, identity politics. Pratchett's hero, Sam Vimes, dislikes everyone: Dwarves, trolls, werewolves, gnomes, and, mos Leggi tutto
This may be the funniest Discworld novel. And definitely one of the best. Terry Pratchett, ever the clever turn of phrase artist, is here in rare form. This is literally chock full of puns, clichés, similes, metaphors and enough droll word play to make Nabokov choke a chicken. His easy, almost swagger Leggi tutto
This book was my FIRST EVER read of Terry Pratchett works. I put 5 star rating because this book introduced me to a wonderful universe and a great author. Discworld Watch Lineup by Ligeias-Ghost from Deviant Art I highly recommend to read editions that have illustrations of coat-of-arms that appeared Leggi tutto
„Глинени крака“ е роман за относителността. За расовата и половата, но най-вече за относителността на свободата. Това е и роман за различието в гледните точки. Все пак доброто и злото са само въпрос на гледна точка. Разбира се, не на последно място, е роман и за Смърт на мишките. Тери Пратчет развива Leggi tutto
I really enjoy the City Watch novels because every character is a hoot. Vimes is off the hooch, Nobby is about to be crowned king, and there are truly mysterious murders going on. And attempted murders. Of Vetinari, no less. This is one of those super-solid Discworld novels. Pratchett has his thing g Leggi tutto
This 19th Discworld novel is, once again, a small masterpiece. Yes, I‘m aware I sound like a broken record but it seems all of the novels have and keep this level of quality. It‘s something to behold. This time, we are back in Ankh-Morpork, following Sam Vimes and the City Watch while they are trying Leggi tutto
It is fascinating to read the Ankh-Morpork City watch books in order and see how the Watch and the characters develop through the novels. And here's looking at you Sherlock... “Samuel Vimes dreamed about Clues. He had a jaundiced view of Clues. He instinctively distrusted them. They got in the way. An Leggi tutto
The butcher, the baker ... 23 March 2015 A part of me, upon learning of Sir Terry's death, thought that it was only fitting to make the next book that I read a Discworld novel; which turned out to be this one. I won't say anything about Sir Terry here as I have already written a blog post on his pass Leggi tutto
8.5/10 Another great entry into the Discworld series overall and makes it hard for me not to think I made an error not starting the Watch sub-series as my first foray into Discworld. The 3 novels I’ve read in this sub-series have probably all been better than the other Discworld books I’ve read prev Leggi tutto
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