DISCWORLD GOES TO WAR, WITH ARMIES OF SARDINES, WARRIORS, FISHERMEN, SQUID AND AT LEAST ONE VERY CAMP FOLLOWER.
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.
Jingo, the 21st in Terry Pratchett's phenomenally successful Discworld series, makes the World Cup look like a friendly five-a-side.
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Jingo is the 20th of Pratchett's Discworld novels, and the fourth to feature the City Guard of Ankh-Morpork. As Jingo begins, an island suddenly rises between Ankh- Morpork and Al-Khali, capital of Klatch. Both cities claim it. Lord Vetinari, the Patrician, has failed to convince the Ruling Council that force is a bad idea, despite reminding them that they have no army--"I believe one of those is generally considered vital to the successful prosecution of a war." Samuel Vimes, Commander of the City Watch, has to find out who shot the Klatchian envoy, Prince Khufurah, and set fire to their embassy, before war breaks out.
Pratchett's characters are both sympathetic and outrageously entertaining, from Captain Carrot, who always finds the best in people and puts it to work playing football, to Sergeant Colon and his sidekick, Corporal Nobbs, who have "an ability to get out of their depth on a wet pavement". Then there is the mysterious D'reg, 71-hour Ahmed. What is his part in all this, and why 71 hours? Anyone who doesn't mind laughing themselves silly at the idiocy of people in general and governments in particular will enjoy Jingo. --Nona VeroReview:
"Both his inventiveness and his moral shrewdness seem inexhaustible" ( Daily Mail)
"Pratchett's writing is a constant delight. No one mixes the fantastical and the mundane to better comic effect or offers sharper insights into the absurdities of human endeavour" ( Daily Mail)
"Generous, amusing and the ideal boarding point for those who have never visited Discworld" ( Sunday Telegraph)
"Vintage Pratchett... Perennially funny... A sharp satire on the futility of war" ( Metro)
"One of those rare writers who appeals to everyone... He satisfies the need for fast-moving breathtaking plots with entirely satisfying endings, and the equally primitive desire for an alternative world, full of thrills but benign, into which one can step for pleasure and enlivenment" ( Daily Express)
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Book Description Harper Voyager, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Welcome to Discworld, where the Only Things More bizarre than a very flat planet zipping through space on the backs of four elephants poised atop an enormous turtle are the people that call it home.Lo and behold: a new island has surfaced in the waters smack between the lands of Ankh-Morpork and Al-Khali. But rather than share this place equally, greedy individuals on both sides hatch a scheme to force the two countries into war -- a particularly nasty situation that hasn't occurred in these parts in more than a century. Now all that stands between an all-out confrontation is Captain Vimes and his gallant troop of City Guards, who must traverse the ocean straight into conflicts with marauding hordes, and, worst of all, bureaucratic blockheads.With several million copies of the series in print, as well as a multitude of related tie-in and merchandising products, nothing's more fun or fantastic than taking a trip to Terry Pratchett's Discworld! With Jingo, fans all over the world can visitDiscworld once again -- without having to set foot on the darned thing. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0061050474
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