Series: Ankh-Morpork City Watch #1

Book Review: Sir Terry Pratchett’s Guards! Guards!

Book Review: Sir Terry Pratchett’s Guards! Guards!

Eighth in the overall Discworld fantasy series and the first in the Ankh-Morpork City Watch — I suspect the Watch are gonna be fun to watch! “‘Don’t you worry about Thieves’ Guilds. This is all you have to do, you walk along the Streets at Night, shouting, “It’s Twelve O’clock and All’s Well.”‘ ‘What if it is not all well…’ ‘You bloody well find another street.’” My Take Oh, lord! Pratchett is having way too much fun poking away at idiots and incompetents, and then the Supreme Grand Master who becomes “slightly annoyed at this unusual evidence of intelligence”. Bean soup. This passage makes you laugh even harder as Pratchett spoofs spy passwords and the Women’s Institute (and other special interest groups), ROFLMAO. Then there’s the very realistic look at inn-sewer-ants, organized crime, snooty people, charades, Casablanca, fairy tales, Clint Eastwood, capitalism, regularizing thieving and begging, corruption and graft, The Three Musketeers, and football chants, lol. A majority of the laughter comes in Carrot’s interactions with everyone around him. This boy is so naive and literal; he thinks everyone is as nice as he is. He’s so nice, he “nices” people into being decent. Okay, not all of ’em. The […]

Posted July 10, 2016 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments