Sunday, September 16, 2007

Night Watch - Terry Pratchett

Sam Vimes, perhaps my favourite of Pratchett's creations, gets sent back in time and takes the place of John Keel. Keel mentored the young Vimes in his early days on the watch and played a major role in Ankh-Morpork's insurrection as the Patrician before Vetrinari comes to power. This conceit allows us once again to enjoy seeing Vimes at his best, doing what he loves: being a damned good copper out on the streets of the city. A wonderful read from start to finish with a (for Discworld) straightforward plot and a lively assortment of Ankh-Morpork's colourful citizens doing their stuff. It's especially fun being introduced to characters we've known and loved for years, Vetinari and Dibbler for example, just starting out on their careers.


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