Ankh-Morpork è la città più grande del Mondo Disco, la «Città delle Mille Sorprese», tentacolare, popolosa e attraversata da un fiume che sembra andare a ritroso. Non ci sono molti crimini; pochissimi omicidi. Casomai suicidi; perché andare in giro di notte per Ankh Morpork cos'è se non un suicidio? O dire a un troll: «Cos'hai nel cervello, sassi'» In ogni caso, anche Ankh-Morpork ha la sua brava Guardia Cittadina, notturna e diurna, per difendere la città dall'assalto di orde barbariche, o cose del genere... Ma questa volta la minaccia è molto più grave: il signor Manicodimartello è stato trovato con un buco molto grosso al posto del petto. La Guardia deve agire subito, e deve farlo al completo: capitano Vimes, sergente Colon, caporale Carota, appuntato Detritus...
- ISBN: 8850222556
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 378
“The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money. Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a s Leggi tutto
This is the second book in the City Watch storyline in the Discworld novels. And I have to say, it's probably twice as good as Guards Guards. All the characters are more fully realized and more compelling. What's more, it's obvious to me reading now that Pratchett has multi-book plans for the central Leggi tutto
Was Terry Pratchett the English Kurt Vonnegut? Here is another example of playful satire that thinly hides a stinging social and cultural admonishment. In his 1993 Discworld novel Men at Arms (the 15th Discworld adventure and the second to feature Sam Vimes and his City Watch crew) Sir Terry tackles Leggi tutto
Discworld Re-Read project #15. :) I remembered that there was one particular Watch novel that lunged the entire Watch novels out of the stratosphere in terms of how much I grew to LOVE them. I had forgotten that THIS was that novel. Vimes was great, but who really stole the show was Carrot. I'll love Leggi tutto
So, what do I think ? Well, when I started (in Jan 19) (re)reading these Discworld novels in order (it had been some years since I last read any of them) I started remembering characters from my earlier reads. I remember thinking " oh Rincewind is just excellent", then it was" oh but the three witch Leggi tutto
This was a reread - the last time I read it was so long ago I don't remember:) Such a good book! This man only wrote good books and he is much missed. Men at Arms has to be a hit with me because it contains so many of my favourite characters. There is Corporal Carrot who was adopted as a child by dw Leggi tutto
Vimes smiled. Someone was trying to kill him, and that made him feel more alive than he had done in days.And they were also slightly less intelligent than he was. This is a quality you should always pray for in your would-be murderer. Murders are rare in Ankh-Morpork. Suicides and assassinations...we Leggi tutto
I'll keep this short. If I had to describe what I think about this story in one sentence it would be as if I need more reasons to love the Watch . There are so many highlighted parts that I gave up after a while. I didn't read the blurb before, and now I see it has a spoiler in it. At least, I enjoyed Leggi tutto
Holy ... this was ... blimey! I'm used to an awesome level of brilliance by Sir Terry but this novel might have outdone everything I've read about the Discworld so far! We're back in Ankh-Morpork in this installment, in time for Sam Vimes' wedding to Lady Sibyl (she who breeds dragons). This also mean Leggi tutto
“The Librarian considered matters for a while. So…a dwarf and a troll. He preferred both species to humans. For one thing, neither of them were great readers. The Librarian was, of course, very much in favor of reading in general, but readers in particular got on his nerves. There was something, wel Leggi tutto
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