Men at Arms

Men at Arms

eBook - 2008
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Affirmative action in fantasy land, starring Captain Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork city police. He investigates a series of murders, while having to put up with a new hiring policy. Police can no longer discriminate against trolls, dwarfs, or female werewolves.
Publisher: London : Transworld, 2008
ISBN: 9781407034904
Characteristics: 1 online resource (432 pages)


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Oct 08, 2020

This book is one of my most recent Pratchet rereads, and it's still one of the best out there. I love the vivid imagery of Ankh-Morpork and the political machinations going on behind the scenes, and the Gonne as both weapon and idea is just awesome. Detritus is really the star of this book, him and his relationship with Cuddy make for some of the most emotional--and later heartwrenching--scenes in the entire series. This book will leave you in tears, and you will want more of it.

Nov 05, 2018

I reread this on a Pratchett binge and found I didn't remember some of it. I must have read it only once. It is vintage Pratchett and well worth multiple readings.

JCLRachelC Jun 22, 2017

One of my all-time favorite Discworld novels. The power of truth, the importance of law, and why power should never go unchecked. Also side-splittingly hilarious.

Jul 15, 2015

Great book, recommend this to anybody who likes funny fantasy.

Jul 13, 2015

Terry Pratchett at his best: Something has gone missing from the Assassins Guild, affirmative action has added trolls, dwarfs and werewolves to the city guard, Corporal Vimes is getting married and a descendant of the last king of Ankh-Morpork may be walking the streets of the city.

Jul 03, 2014

Much as I love Discworld, I don't often give its books 5 stars. I save that extra star for the really awesome ones and I rather think this is one of them.
The characters on the Watch are a particular kind of special, their inane antics are fun, their thought processes bizarre and the trouble they get in is all kinds of amusing.

neko Aug 24, 2009

The mystery of murder will never be read the same way again. A delight to read.

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May 15, 2017

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