Jingo (A Discworld Novel) [Terry Pratchett] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A weathercock has risen from the sea of Discworld and. Jingo is the twenty-first novel by Terry Pratchett, one of his Discworld series. It was published in The title can be related to the word jingoism, meaning an . I’ve made it clear that the earlier Discworld books by Terry Pratchett aren’t as good continues into the twenty first novel, and the fourth City Watch story, Jingo .

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Find out next week. Here there be dragons. It’s a great book, and timely, like so many of the more recent Discworld books. One of Christopher Columbus’ ships was named the Pinta. They’re clever, extremely clever, and extremely entertaining, but sometimes they lack something in the core to centre around.

Pratchett pratcheft, if anything, pragmatic and sensible, realising that there needs to be some order. Long believed prathett, a superb specimen of draco The idea of putting the watch under the command of Corporal Nobbs is rejected by the ruling Council of Guild leaders and the Watch is disbanded.


To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The only thing here is that I wasn’t super in the mood for this type of book when I picked it up. Granny is the other woman, the one I left my first love for. Illustrated by Karla Cervantes Based on the most popular reviews here, I wasn’t expecting much from this installment of the City Watches adventures. According to the Bible, the prophet Jonah did much the same Jonah 1: I have a better understanding of the dynamics of the Watch, and the dyn Reread Bumping this up a star the second time through.


Vetinari, Leonard of Quirm, Colon, and Nobby end up in Leonard’s ” Going-Under-the-Water-Safely Device ” and discover that Leshp is actually floating on top of a huge bubble of gasand that the gas is escaping from said bubble, meaning that Leshp will, ultimately, sink back under the sea again. To me, the humor in these novels is as therapeutic as Mozart.

In InterzoneJohn Clute described Jingo as fitting “seamlessly” into the Discworld, commenting that it does not “dishonour its predecessors in the series” and “is in fact better than most of them”. It is not the best book of the Discworld series, not by a long shot.

Jingo by Terry Pratchett

In a world full to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn’t be less interested in saving the day. Many British army regiments have, or had, nicknames of this sort, based either on some historical event or on pratcuett idiosyncrasy of their uniforms.

The original proverb is “Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day, teach him to fish and he can eat for the rest of his life. View all 8 comments.

Jingo (Discworld, #21; City Watch, #4) by Terry Pratchett

And there it should have ended. Peter Stone is a poor black vampire who has found undeath isn’t all it was promised to be. Not the most subtle of book, but Pratchett is known to hide a single piccolo in a brass band. Also, there are some spin-off books that cross-over with the “City Watch” sub-series.

In this novel, Pratchett skewers the idea of the noble war and the instinct of mankind to distrust and hate the Other. Having read several obituaries of Pratchstt Kuan Yew during the past 24 hours, I think there are a lot ningo parallels that can be drawn between the two dictators.


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As is common with this subseries, there was a little bit of a mystery involved, and that helped keep the story more interesting. Conspiracy theorists disparage this as the “magic bullet theory”.

He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. Now can we come out, please? Snowy can’t read and write. Blessed with the ability to turn furry at will and psychically read objects, Jane has done Lists with This Book.

This is Pratchett on top form, spinning interlocking storylines together, mixing serious and silly utterly seamlessly.

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Or maybe I just personally have a hard time writing about humor. In the latter part of the 19th century, the phrase “gunboat diplomacy” was coined to describe one typical way in which warring European empires would negotiate pratcjett less powerful uppity countries. Last week, I criticised Hogfather for being too flabby, for putting the plot on hold all too often. I put it down several times to read other books, and had a hard time picking it back up but always really enjoyed myself while reading.

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