Night Watch - Terry Pratchett Reviews
Description:ISBN 055215430X / Author: Terry Pratchett / Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy / The 27th novel in the phenominally successful Discworld series. ... more
Night Watch - Terry Pratchett ... Commander Samuel Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork had it all. But now he's back in
his own rough, tough past without even the clothes he was standing in when
the lighning struck.
Newest Review: ... and particularly from previous Watch books which have tended to be very light-hearted. If you go into this expecting standard ... more
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by - written on 13/02/08 (Very useful, 59 readings)
Well as is often the case, I seem to be in the minority in that I hated this book and was the first Discworld novel I have ever given up on....I stuck with it till right near the end, determined it would get better but unfortunately I was wrong. Which is a shame as I normally like the Discworld novels, I really like the characters of The Watch especially Sam Vimes and have often defended Pratchett to those who say he is a 0ne-trick-pony!! So whats it all about Sparky? Well Sam Vimes is in pursuit of a serial offender across the roof-tops of The Unseen University, home to the Wizards and all sorts of dastardly magicks, when a powerful storm erupts ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/02/12 (Very useful, 43 readings)
As I have mentioned before, around the mid-late 1990s, Terry Pratchett hit a rich vein of form, turning out high quality book after high quality book. Inevitably, this couldn't last and after attempting to broaden the Discworld beyond his usual characters (with semi-successful titles such as Going Postal), Pratchett returned to fan favourites: Commander Vimes and the City Watch. This was a Watch book with a twist, though. Following a magic-related accident, Vimes is transported back to a major event from his own past; to a time when Ankh Morpork was a nastier, more dangerous place and the City Watch was a joke. Worse still, Carcer, a hardened murderer from his ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/05/05, updated on 30/05/05 (Very useful, 166 readings)
In years to come, I wonder if the same debate will rage about Terry Pratchett as Shakespeare – i.e., was he in fact several people? He writes with such authority on a huge number of subjects and in such a variety of styles that it’s quite incredible. Even just within the Discworld novels, though they are set on the same planet and can all be defined as “fantasy humour”, there is such variation in style and subject matter that it’s amazing. Take “Nightwatch”, for instance. Starring Stan Vimes, Commander of the City Watch and also Duke, it is one of only two Discworld novels (the other is “The Fifth Elephant”, which also stars Vimes) that has such a good plot ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/07/10 (Very useful, 7 readings)
Night Watch is the twenty-somethingth book of the Discworld (26 or 26), the magical world set atop of the shoulders of four giant elephants, all riding on the shell of the gargantuan Star Turtle - Great A'Tuin. This novel concerns Sam Vimes - head of the now respected and feared Ankh Morpork City Watch. While trying to catch a notorious criminal and murderer, Sam Vimes is caught up in a magical storm, and finds himself being sent back in time to when he was just a teenager and part of the Unmentionables - a secret police which worked for the then-Patrician Lord Winder. He meets the History Monk Lu Tze (who we last saw in Thief of Time), who freezes ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/03/09 (Very useful, 21 readings)
Tery Pratchett - Night Watch I've read a few of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels previously, I have found them to be page-turning hilarious flights of imagination. Published in 2002. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and didn't want to put it down, every page i read just got me deeper and deeper into the story and i loved it. This book features characters that have played major parts in other Discworld novels like Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. He gets struck by magical lightning which sends him back in time to a crucial period in his own youth. There he finds, thanks to the help of some rather peculiar "time ... Read the complete review
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