Tag: Sam Vimes

KokkieH Reviews Men At Arms by Sir Terry Pratchett

I reckoned it’s probably time I drop this laziness and do one of these again, what do you think?

Men at Arms - Terry Pratchett
Cover illustration by Josh Kirby
Publisher: http://www.transworldbooks.co.uk

‘What’s so hard about pulling a sword out of a stone?  The real work’s already been done.  You ought to make yourself useful and find the man who put the sword in the stone in the first place.’

The City Watch needs MEN!  But what it’s got includes Corporal Carrot (technically a dwarf), Lance-constable Cuddy (really a dwarf), Lance-constable Detritus (a troll), Lance-constable Angua (a woman…most of the time) and Corporal Nobbs (disqualified from the human race for shoving).

And they need all the help they can get, because someone in Ankh-Morpork has been getting dangerous ideas – about crowns and legendary swords, and destiny.  And the problem with destiny is, of course, that she is not always careful where she points her finger.  One minute you might be minding your own business on a normal if not spectacular career path, the next you might be in the frame for the big job, like saving the world… – Book description on cover

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On walking

On walking

The simplest things in life are free, goes the saying.  I don’t whether this is also a saying, but the greatest joy and the greatest beauty can also be found in the simplest things.

Good food, good music, a glass of wine, stimulating conversation.  Silence.  A sunset, a sunrise, a thunderstorm, a mountain, a forest, the desolation of a desert, a full moon, a starry sky.  Walking.

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On Characters

I just got my tenth follower on WordPress.com.  I know that doesn’t sound like a big deal to all you bigwigs with hundreds of followers, but I haven’t been doing this for long and I’m still coming to terms with it that there are people who actually enjoy reading what I write, so welcome to Kayleigh from A World of Words.  I hope you enjoy my ramblings.  Of course, this has made me realise that I haven’t posted anything in a while, so let’s remedy that, shall we?

I received Snuff by Sir Terry Pratchett in my stocking this Christmas.  I’m a big fan of the Discworld and of Sir Samuel Vimes in particular, and I thoroughly enjoyed the newest instalment.  When I finished that one, I decided to re-read Guards! Guards!  This was the first Discworld book I had ever read, way back in high school.  It has also remained one of my favourites (surpassed only by Thief of Time and Lords and Ladies).  It is also the first Discworld novel in which Sir Samuel appears, though there he is merely Captain Vimes of the run-down Ankh-Morpork city watch. Continue reading “On Characters”