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by Stephen Briggs,Terry Pratchett

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ISBN:
0552144320
Author:
Stephen Briggs,Terry Pratchett
Category:
Dramas & Plays
Language:
English
Publisher:
Transworld Publishers (January 1, 2000)
Pages:
182 pages
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Biography for Stephen Briggs Terry Pratchett is fifty and lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire, where he answers letters in a desperate attempt to find time to write

Biography for Stephen Briggs Terry Pratchett is fifty and lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire, where he answers letters in a desperate attempt to find time to write. He used to grow carnivorous plants but now they've taken over the greenhouse and he avoids going in. He feels it may be time to get a life, since apparently they're terribly useful. Carpe Jugulum is the twenty-third novel in his phenomenally successful Discworld series. Biography for Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular authors writing today.

Part of Discworld series by Terry Pratchett

Part of Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47. Page 1. Corporal Carrot, Ankh-Morpork City Guard (Night Watch), sat down in his nightshirt, took up his pencil, sucked the end for a moment, and then wrote: 'Dearest Mume and Dad, 'Well here is another fine Turnup for the Books, for I have been made Corporal!! It means another Five Dollars a month plus also I have a new jerkin with, two stripes upon it as well

Biography for Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular authors writing today. He was appointed OBE in 1998.

Biography for Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular authors writing today. He lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire and says he 'doesn't want to get a life, because it feels as though he's trying to lead three already'. He is the author of the phenomenally successful Discworld series and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad, is scheduled to be adapted into a spectacular animated movie. His first Discworld novel for children, THE AMAZING MAURICE AND HIS EDUCATED RODENTS, was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal.

The Discworld is the fictional setting of Terry Pratchett’s most iconic series. All the Discworld novels take place on a flat, circular world which sits on the back of four elephants, which stand on the back of a giant star turtle. Although this world may look and sound completely different to our own, the Discworld novels explore a multitude of very human issues.

Terry Pratchett had a brilliant, brilliant mind. There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children

Terry Pratchett had a brilliant, brilliant mind. Witty, wickedly funny and smart. I almost wish I'd discovered his work a little sooner, but I guess, some books only find you 'Personal isn't the same as important' Carrot does it for me in this book. There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children. The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal.

Biography for Stephen Briggs Terry Pratchett is fifty and lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire, where he answers letters in a desperate attempt to find time to write

Biography for Stephen Briggs Terry Pratchett is fifty and lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire, where he answers letters in a desperate attempt to find time to write.

Sir Terence David John Pratchett OBE (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015) was an English humorist, satirist, and author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels. Pratchett's first novel, The. Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971. The first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, after which Pratchett wrote an average of two books a year.

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Terry Pratchett’s fifteenth Discworld adventure, featuring the City Watch, a lycanthropic new recruit, and a sword in a stone! More details. Terry Pratchett's celebrated Discworld novel introducing Sam Vimes and the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, adapted into a graphic novel by Stephen Briggs and illustrated by Graham Higgins! £ 1. 9.

Adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs, in this book the Ankh-Morpork City Night Watch find their services are once more needed to tackle a threat to their city. A threat deadly as a 60-foot dragon, but mechanical and heartless—it kills without compunction.
  • Fenius
I just finished re-reading this novel, which remains high in my esteem. My review will contain some spoilers, so avoid it if you don't like those. Its main theme is the final success of integrating city minorities, starting with a dwarf, a troll and a woman, into the all-human-male Watch. Dwarfs and trolls are ancient enemies from the mountains, now moving in droves into Discworld's biggest city, Ankh-Morpork. Putting two of them together as a police team seems insoluble, and would be but for Corporal Carrot. The new watchwoman is also a werewolf (actually werewolfhound), and her kind of minority is shunned by just about everyone--except Carrot--but Angua no longer bites people and is trying to be a vegetarian! There are numerous subplots, skilfully woven into the main story--the insanity of extreme royalist snobbery; the growing affection between Sam Vimes and Sibyl Ramkin, his temporary backslide into alcoholism, Sibyl's steadfastness and (at the end of the book) a happy beginning; the reluctantly heroic talking mutt, Gaspode, who reminds me of Huckleberry Finn (he refuses to be "sivilized"). Most relevant to our own problems is the world's only "gonne" (the earliest English spelling of "gun") invented by Leonard of Quirm. Supposedly it was destroyed, but instead was put away in a private museum and stolen. Like our own guns, it has a murderous personality of its own that infects its users, but Discworld is luckier than our world. At the story's end the gonne is destroyed by Carrot--and there are no others in existence.
  • Yar
With a couple of weeks to go until his wedding to Lady Sibyl Rankin, Captain Sam Comes has to get used to new recruits in the Night Watch - namely Detritus the troll, Cuddy the dwarf and Angus who is female. And then someone steals a dragon and a clown is killed along with a dwarf. The city is ready to explode into violence especially as the trolls and dwarves are wound tight as it is their anniversary of Koom Valley which is the only time both sides ambushed the other.
  • Kit
"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...well, they're a dime a dozen, but genuine murders are pretty darned rare. But DEATH has been busier than usual lately, and it's up to Carrot and Vimes of the Night Watch to figure out what the heck is going on.

This is a most excellent entry in the Discworld series. In addition to the thrilling mystery, we get to:

* Meet an adorable gargoyle.

* Dine at a dwarf deli, where it seems impossible to order anything that doesn't come with Spam, oops! I mean rat.

* Attend the funniest clown funeral since Chuckles bit the dust on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show.'

There's all this...PLUS, the Librarian gets to attend yet another wedding! Oook! Oook!

Did I enjoy this book?

Does a dragon explode in the woods?
  • Faugami
Although "Men at Arms" is a highly entertaining and humourous police story, it also deal with several social issue in an intellectually satirical way. This book deal with some very serious historical delima regarding the classic case of the stranger hero who is the long lost king of some kingdom.
This book is one of the latter in Terry Pratchett writing career when he has fully develop his Discworld story structure. All of Pratchett's latter books deal with some major social issue that exist in historical or modern time. He deal with them in a highly intellectual manner using extremely complex humourous satirical technique.
All of the latter books are very funny, and intellectually charllenging. To the reader with some historical knowledge of the jokes and anecdote provided by Pratchett, his book is intriging. I would advise anyone with interest in the real world as well as those looking for a great piece of literature to read Pratchett.
This is a great book about a young copdude who would be king, little dragons, and a world where science, magic, fantasy, and who know what else is mixed. The story line is interesting and funny, character very well developed. Books rarely come better than this. Pratchett is underappreciated because virtually no American (beside myself) know of his work, not even well read english professors!
  • Obong
Corporal Carrot is more than he seems…..or is he??? This loveable six foot tall dwarf is a part of the Watchmen in Discworld, along with a troll, a werewolf and many other characters. There is also the possibility that he is royalty. This is the quest of Edward d’Eath, a member of the Assassin’s Guild, to discover the truth.
In the true Terry Pratchett manner though, there is so much more to the story. This magician with phrases and words weaves many story lines into one story so they totally make sense.
This is a wonderful part of the Discworld series.
  • Shalizel
The first Discworld I read and still one of my favorites. If you are a gun guy you will be a little annoyed by the anthropomorphism of the "gonne" but once you get past that British quirk it is a very enjoyable read. What I especially like is that Prachett does a good job of portraying Vimes as one of George Orwell's "rough men" needed to maintain order. Rules, law and order are all well and good but the real glue of society is good men willing to fight.
  • Cordalas
The story was excellent. The narrator was excellent. The audio quality was crap. It sounded like they posted the audio from an old cassette tape that had been sitting in the sun to long. I'm glad I knew the story well enough because there were some parts that it was difficult to understand what was being said. This recording really needs some clean up.