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Feet of Clay

Terry Pratchett

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Victor Gollancz

Published : 1996

Copyright : Terry & Lyn Pratchett 1996

ISBN-10 : HB 0-575-05900-1
ISBN-13 : HB 978-0-575-05900-9

Publisher's Write-Up

A Discworld Howdunnit

Who's murdering harmless old men? Who's poisoning the Patrician?

As autumn fogs hold Ankh-Morpork in their grip, the City Watch have to track down a murderer who can't be seen.

Maybe the golems know something - but the solemn men of clay, who work all day and night and are never any trouble to anyone, have started to commit suicide...

It's not as if the Watch hasn't got problems of its own. There's a werewolf suffering from Pre-Lunar Tension. Corporal Nobbs is hob- nobbing with the nobs, and there's something really strange about the new dwarf recruit, especially his earrings and eyeshadow.

Who can you trust when there are mobs on the streets and plotters in the dark and all the clues point the wrong way?

In the gloom of the night, Watch Commander Sir Samuel Vimes finds that the truth might not be out there at all.

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Review by Chrissi (300601) Rating (8/10)

Review by Chrissi
Rating 8/10
Well, the watch continues to go from strength to strength, and is recruiting from the ethnic minorities, due in part to successful lobbying by the campaign for Equal Heights.

All sorts of interesting things are happening in Ankh Morpork at the moment, murders and poisonings not withstanding, and heraldry seems to be getting all over the place. There can be fewer more surprising things than Nobby being found to be the last living descendant of the Earl of Ankh Morpork, he still carries his piece of paper declaring him to be human, after all.

Vimes finds himself looking after the Patrician, Lord Vetinari, who has been poisoned, and he needs help to figure out how the foul deed is being done; enter Corporal Cheery Longbottom, the first forensic crime scene investigator on the Discworld. Cheery finds a good friend in Angua, and creates a stir in dwarven society with some very strange behaviour.

The watch are fabulous in this book, and I loved it. The characters are as sharp as ever, and there are more. Cheery, Downspout, and Visit to name but a few, and I am sure that there is more scope for Watch books than any of the other Discworld theme. I really do not think that I could get bored with reading them, although TP may get bored with writing them.
Chrissi (30th June 2001)

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