Guards! Guards!

Guards! Guards!

Terry Pratchett / Jun 20, 2019

Guards Guards Here there be dragons and the denizens of Ankh Morpork wish one huge firebreather would return from whence it came Long believed extinct a superb specimen of draco nobilis noble dragon for those who

  • Title: Guards! Guards!
  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN: 9780061020643
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Here there be dragons and the denizens of Ankh Morpork wish one huge firebreather would return from whence it came Long believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco nobilis noble dragon for those who don t understand italics has appeared in Discworld s greatest city Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path,Here there be dragons and the denizens of Ankh Morpork wish one huge firebreather would return from whence it came Long believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco nobilis noble dragon for those who don t understand italics has appeared in Discworld s greatest city Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path, in rather short order it is crowned King it is a noble dragon, after all Meanwhile, back at Unseen University, an ancient and long forgotten volume The Summoning of Dragons is missing from the Library s shelves To the rescue come Captain Vimes, Constable Carrot, and the rest of the Night Watch who, along with other brave citizens, risk everything, including a good roasting, to dethrone the flying monarch and restore order to Ankh Morpork before it s burned to a crisp A rare tale, well done as only Terry Pratchett can.

    Guards Guards Discworld, City Watch by Terry Guards Guards is the first book in the Discworld sub series, where we The entire series gets . solid stars, and it all starts here, with this book, and these characters especially Captain Vimes Such fun Guards Guards Discworld Terry Pratchett Welcome to Guards Guards , the eighth book in Terry Pratchett s legendary Discworld series Long believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco nobilis noble dragon for those who don t understand italics has appeared in Discworld s greatest city Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path, in rather short order it is crowned King it is a Guards Guards Terry Pratchett Guards Guards In the eigth Discworld novel, Captain Sam Vimes of the city s ramshackle Night Watch is facing an insurrection Buy Now US Synopsis The people next door oppress me all night long I tell them, I work all day, a man s got to have some time to learn to play the tuba That s oppression, that is. Guards Guards A Discworld Boardgame Board Game Guards Guards A Discworld Boardgame sees players taking on the role of newly recruited members of the Ankh Morpork City Watch With the Eight Great Spells missing from the Unseen University, the future of the Disc hangs in the balance Each player is tasked with collecting and returning a number of the spells to the university before it is too late. Iran s Revolutionary Guards The Supreme Leader s Military Apr , President Trump s declaration that Iran s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is a foreign terrorist organization is the first time the United States government has designated a part of another

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      • Terry Pratchett

        Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983 In 1987, he turned to writing full time 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 A non Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early 2006 it is also available as a mass market paperback Harper Torch, 2006 and trade paperback Harper Paperbacks, 2006 In 2008, Harper Children s published Terry s standalone non Discworld YA novel, Nation Terry published Snuff in October 2011 Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998, and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick in 1999, the University of Portsmouth in 2001, the University of Bath in 2003, the University of Bristol in 2004, Buckinghamshire New University in 2008, the University of Dublin in 2008, Bradford University in 2009, the University of Winchester in 2009, and The Open University in 2013 for his contribution to Public Service.In Dec of 2007, Pratchett disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease On 18 Feb, 2009, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.He was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in 2010.Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March 2015.


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    1. I've been re-reading some of the older Pratchett novels. Partly because I simply enjoy them. Partly because they help keep me sane in an increasingly infuriating world. And partly because they are comfortable to me. The literary equivalent of a security blanket. But I'll be honest, I'm also reading them so I can postpone reading the final Pratchett novel that came out a little while ago. It will be hard for me to read that, knowing that afterwards, there will be no more new Pratchett to read. Ev [...]


    2. How To Read Terry Pratchett's Discworld Novels1. Skip the first two books in the series. This is crucial. If you read these first, you will be rightly annoyed by their just-barely-okayness, and spend the rest of your life muttering about how overrated he is. Terry Pratchett wrote these two books. Then all of a sudden he started writing really, really well. I don't know what happened. Maybe he sold his soul. My own theory is that his long-suffering wife waited as patiently as she could for him to [...]


    3. What I love most about Pratchett's books is that under a thin layer of funny footnotes-peppered pun-heavy parody lies the core of deep seriousness rooted in the quite sobering understanding of the shallow pettiness of human mundanity fueled by jealousy, bile, spite, and closemindedness."There was a thoughtful pause in the conversation as the assembled Brethren mentally divided the universe into the deserving and the undeserving, and put themselves on the appropriate side."In the end, the only th [...]


    4. This is my favorite Discworld book.I submit that the best way to rate a Discworld book is with a smile meter. As you read, imagine that there is a meter whose arrow jumps when you smile, moves further right when you chuckle and spikes into the read eleven when you laugh out loud.Pratchett’s 1989 Discworld novel (his 8th in the series and 1st of the City Watch sub-series) made me smile all the way through the book, chuckle frequently and laugh out loud two or three times.Set in Ankh-Morpork (in [...]


    5. At the time of writing, Terry Pratchett passed away about a week ago. Beside making me sad, the news also triggered a sudden urge to read a Discworld book which needed to be satisfied immediately. I haven't read any Terry Pratchett books for years. I have always liked them but there are just so many books in the world and you know how it is, one thing led to another and somehow they didn't lead back to Sir Terry. In the meantime, I have been reading many inferior “flavor of the month” books [...]



    6. Dragons and kings and cross-dressing night watch. What can go wrong?Meet Terry Pratchett, who can turn anything, and I mean, anything, on its head. :)On this re-read, what I remember to be a less funny book than the Watch novels that came after it suddenly becomes a rich and nostalgic ride including dwarf bread, or in this case, CAKE. Decent, law-abiding folk versus the deeply corrupt populace. And don't just ask Mr. Cut Me Own Throat. He's suspicious.I love all the tropes and the way Pratchett [...]


    7. First of all, my site has the videos that go with this: clsiewert.wordpress/2015/But here's the lite version:My Terry Pratchett Experience ™ is remarkably similar to my Month Python Experience.™ Fun and funny, but really best done in small doses. Say, 15 minute doses if I’m watching, longer if I’m reading. It turns out, I haven’t read Guards!Guards! before, although I thought I had. Quite possibly, it is because I had not. Quite possibly, it’s because I had and forgot, but you’d th [...]


    8. Before Guards! Guards!, Discworld novels are pretty good. This book is the FIRST GREAT Discworld novel in the series.The foundations of successful formula of Watch sub-series are already on this novel(view spoiler)[: 1. Hilarious comic characters in Colon and Nobby (IIRC, Colon had appeared in earlier novel as a very minor character, I forget which one). I loved the dialogues between them, especially when arguing who should rescue Carrot from drowning.2. Carrot, even as a new recruit, is already [...]


    9. This eighth Discworld novel was a delight!I hadn't known the Night Watch until now and couldn't imagine loving any character as much as Granny Weatherwax but there we are. Sam Vimes as well as his ragtag band of misfits (Sgt. Colon, Nobby Nobbs, & Carrot Ironfounderson) are hilarious when stumbling through Ankh-Morpork that is currently beset by a gigantic fire-spitting dragon.Dragons, even on the Disc, are supposed to be extinct. Well, the reader is informed that they simply went to a diffe [...]


    10. Continuing the Pratchett reread with the SpecFic Buddy Reads group, we move on to one of my favorite books in the whole series and the start of one of the best sub-series in the overall Discworld universe.Sam Vimes is the drunkard Captain of the nearly defunct Night Watch, down to three individuals and one raw recruit at the start of this novel. When the first proper dragon seen in centuries appears in the city of Ankh-Morpork the men (and one ape volunteer) of the Watch are all that stands agai [...]


    11. I delighted in another visit to Discworld as an escape into the satire and silliness. But I found I had to be in the right mood, so it took me a long time to finish the book in small doses, the safest way with a dangerous recreational drug.Our hero, Captain Vimes of the Night Watch, has less and less to do in his service to the metropolis of Anakh-Morpork. The city bureaucracy has become so efficient that all criminal sectors have become sanctioned under a set of guilds, allowing for a stable cr [...]


    12. Executive Summary: I've had numerous people tell me this is the Discworld book to start with, and now I know why. Easily my favorite so far. 4.5 stars.Full ReviewMy Discworld read continues, and finally I come to infamous Guards! Guards! I know there are fancy diagrams and details on all the different ways you can read Discworld, but I prefer publish order. I've enjoyed all of the Discworld books so far, albeit some more than others. I generally seem to enjoy the Rincewind books less than I have [...]


    13. (4.5 stars, really.)Perfectly structured, from beginning to end. Mean without being nasty, funny without being stupid. Insightful without being preachy. Terry Pratchett has a gift for lovingly pointing out the stupidities of the human condition. This particular one is quite delightful. It's got dragons, a man named Carrot, and a group of three men who make up the city law enforcement, inept and lovable guardians of the backwards and corrupted joyful logic of the city called Ankh-Morpork. Let me [...]


    14. Očekivao sam nešto u rangu Morta (koji mi se da napomenem veoma dopao), a zatekao nešto što sam pročitao za dan i po (za mene retkost) i nešto što me je toliko oduševilo i opustilo i dotaklo da ne znam šta tačno da kažem. Pračet je definitivno nešto posebno i njegov način tumačenja ljudske prirode (tzv human condition) kroz sekundaran svet poseduje retku, retku snagu. Ukratko, Pračet je car. I jako mi je drago što je toliko naslova tek predamnom. 5


    15. Rating: 3* of fiveThe Book Description: Here there be dragons . . . and the denizens of Ankh-Morpork wish one huge firebreather would return from whence it came. Long believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco nobilis ("noble dragon" for those who don't understand italics) has appeared in Discworld's greatest city. Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path, in rather short order it is crowned King (it is a noble dragon, after all . . .).Mean [...]


    16. I absolutely hate DNF'ing books, but I have to call it quits. This is my 6th try reading it and the first 5 times I couldn't get past page 4 and this time I only made it to 20. I've only ever DNF'd maybe 3 books, the last one being book 4 of Wheel of Time. Nynaeve tugs her braid . This is completely personal preference. I'm just not a fan of the humor or the writing. A lot of people love it though, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. To me, the writing felt all over the place and very disjo [...]


    17. There is a kind of book that is exactly the right thing to read when you got up at 5:20 AM to catch a bus to a conference, and have since, without having a nap, listened to six academic papers, and need something to read while eating and before bed.Note: The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in policy and enforcement. You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook


    18. I've read Sir Terry Pratchett's entire City Watch Series and the related Moist Von Lipvig / Modernization series (books listed below, in order). The entire series gets 4.5 solid stars, and it all starts here, with this book, and these characters (especially Captain Vimes). Such fun! Danger, suspense, action, relationship, character-development, humor, punnery, and plenty of satire. Plus, a little romance and be dragons.Guards Guards is the first book in the Discworld sub-series, where we meet Sa [...]


    19. Review in Portuguese from Desbravando Livros:Depois de ter lido Pequenos Deuses, senti que precisava saber um pouquinho mais sobre Discworld, o famoso universo criado pelo já falecido autor Terry Pratchett e sucesso de vendas mundo afora.Aqui somos apresentados à cidade de Ankh-Morpork, onde a Patrulha/Guarda Municipal atua e agora recebe o reforço do "anão" de quase 2 metros Cenoura Ironfoundersson, que acreditava estar ingressando num dos órgãos mais respeitados de todo o Disco. Ah, mas [...]


    20. Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!The debut outing of Sam Vimes, Carrot Ironfoundersson, Fred Colon, Nobby Nobbs, Sybil Ramkin, Detritus and Cutmeownthroat Dibbler,and what a barnstorming adventure it is. At this stage The Watch are a down and out bunch of losers who prefer to hide in the dark than doing any policing, led by the now legendary Sam Vimes who you'll find face down in the gutter drinking his misery away. And there are plots afoot in the city of Ankh-Morpork, plots to overthrow the Pat [...]


    21. A giant dwarf named Carrot (I couldn't help picturing a large, muscle-bound Oompa Loompa) joins the Night Watch and promptly rocks the boat by arresting a thief. Apparently, arresting thieves is against the law in Discworld.Then a dragon becomes King, and things really start getting silly.I'm reading the books in order of publication, and this one is, so far, the most hysterical story in the series. The inclusion of a crazy cat dragon lady, and the following lines - Someone out there was about t [...]


    22. A great story which details the rise from the gutters of the Night Watch and it's misfit bunch of heroes: Vimes, Colon, Nobby and new recruit Carrott. The Patrician is ousted from power by the arrival of a magical dragon and it is up to the Watch ( led by Vimes) assisted by swamp dragon breeder Lady Sybil Ramkin and the deputised Librarian to figure out who summoned the dragon and to restore order (of a sort) to the city. Loved this. Will definitely be reading more Watch books.


    23. “Someone out there was about to find that their worst nightmare was a maddened Librarian. With a badge.” My first Pratchett book - finally! Had no idea what to expect, apart of course from the author’s huge reputation, which did worry me a little. What if I didn’t like it?… Pfew! I DID like it :O)The first thing that hit me was Pratchett’s writing style, full of metaphors, puns and irony. What looks like silliness is in fact very clever and comical. The play on words and cliches (as [...]


    24. Turning the Cannon-fodder into heroes1 December 2012'This is probably the first democratically killed dragon, one man, one stab.' If I were to pull out one theme from this book I would have to say that it is about the fickleness of the mob. Basically the mob, or as in this book, the population of Ankh-Morpork, simply switch and change throughout but really have no understanding about what they really want. It is not about the overthrow of an evil tyrant to be replaced with a good king, particula [...]


    25. El hype y yo tenemos una relación complicada. Especialmente si el hype y yo llegamos a destiempo: para estos casos, veo el hype de lejos y puede que diga: ‘Si esto lo hubiera leído a los X años tal vez me habría gustado’. En otras ocasiones, digo: ‘Ni siquiera si hubiera yo llegado al hype a tiempo me habría gustado esto’. Pero a veces, sólo a veces, hay ocasiones maravillosas donde el hype y yo estamos alineados y termino diciendo: ‘¿Cómo es que no nos habíamos conocido antes [...]


    26. Had anyone asked me one year ago whether Terry Pratchett was an author I'd like to check out, my response would have been: nah. Right now, I have no clue why past me had an aversion towards his works (but let's be honest, the covers could have had something to do with it, since they looked appalling), because present me is HOOKED!I didn't know this book had been that one thing missing in my life until I'd finally finished it. Reading it felt like going home towell, to everything. Guards! Guards! [...]


    27. Un buen número de las religiones de Ankh-Morpork seguían practicando los sacrificios humanos, aunque la verdad es que ya no necesitaban practicarlos, porque se les daban muy bien. Las leyes de la ciudad decían que sólo se podía utilizar a criminales condenados, pero eso no tenía mayor importancia, porque en la mayoría de las religiones el negarse a presentarse voluntario para el sacrificio era un crimen castigado con la muerte. Quizá la magia perduraría. Quizá no. Pero ¿acaso hay algo [...]


    28. The first book where Captain Vimes and I met back in 2011, though I did not know then that I would take him as my literary husband later on. I think it was around Feet of Clay, I realised he was the ONE Literary Character for me - well "Here's looking at you kid!".Though I always imagine him like the Divine Alan (RIP).


    29. It was kind of a fun read, but I found myself getting a little bored and skimming toward the end. To all my friends who love the Discworld series:It's probably just me, but I don't think Captain Vimes and I are Meant To Be. Or Discworld and I, for that matter.


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