Jingo

Jingo

eBook - 2009
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'Neighbours... hah. People'd live for ages side by side, nodding at one another amicably on their way to work, and then some trivial thing would happen and someone would be having a garden fork removed from their ear.' And when the neighbours in question are the proud empires of Klatch and Ankh-Morpork, those are going to be some pretty large garden tools indeed. Of course, no-one would dream of starting a war without a perfectly good reason?such as a 'strategic' piece of old rock in the middle of nowhere. It is after all every citizen's right to bear arms to defend what they consider to be their own. Even if it isn't. And even if they don?t have much in the way of actual weaponry. As two armies march, Commander Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch faces unpleasant foes who are out to get him... and that's just the people on his side. The enemy might be even worse. Discworld goes to war, with armies of sardines, warriors, fishermen, squid and at least one very camp follower.
Publisher: [London] : Transworld Digital, 2009.
ISBN: 9781407035086

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GuyN
Nov 05, 2018

I had forgotten just how funny this Pratchett is. Rereading it untied the knots in my brain.

Vilka Jun 04, 2018

An excellent, witty, and extremely relevant comedy. When a long-sunken island resurfaces in the sea between two countries, the longtime neighbors immediately start bickering over it. Soon xenophobia and nationalism stir up rumblings of imminent war, and it's up to the cynical, grumpy head of the City Watch (with his motley crew of watchmen) and the machiavellian city Patrician to prevent that from happening, despite everyone else's wishes.

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thebnc
Mar 22, 2013

A fantastic entry into the Discworld series, hilarious if a little slow at about the 60% mark.

If you haven't read any of the Discworld books, I'd recommend starting with "Guards! Guards!," which is the first book about the City Watch.

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TDUPUS
Oct 13, 2012

While I've greatly enjoyed most of the Pratchett novels I've read, this one is my favorite. I laughed out loud at Nobby's adventures posing as a woman; as he and his fellow officers try to prevent a war. This is a great book!

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hgibbins
Apr 07, 2012

Another great addition to the Disc World saga.

neko Aug 22, 2009

On the very brink of war sports can sometimes be the best way to get factions to agree to something.

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higi098
Nov 25, 2010

higi098 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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higi098
Nov 16, 2010

When the lost island of Leshp rises from the sea, coastal neighbors Ankh-Morpork and Klatch both claim to own it. Push comes to shove and both of the superpowers are at war. Cmdr. Vimes of the City watch is caught up in a tale of spitting camels, magic rugs and a man who dresses like a woman.

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higi098
Nov 25, 2010

Vimes's grin was as funny as the one that moves very fast towards drowning men. And has a fin on top.

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