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The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . .

'Beating people up in little rooms . . . he knew where that led. And if you did it for a good reason, you'd do it for a bad one. You couldn't say 'we;re the good guys' and do bad-guy things.'

Koom Valley , the ancient battle where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls, was a long time ago.

But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office.

With his beloved Watch crumbling around him and war-drums sounding, he must unravel every clue, outwit every assassin and brave any darkness to find the solution. And darkness is following him.

Oh . . . and at six o'clock every day, without fail, with no excuses, he must go home to read 'Where's My Cow?', with all the right farmyard noises, to his little boy.

There are some things you have to do.

The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Thud! is the seventh book in the City Watch series.

Publisher: London : Corgi Books, [2014]
Edition: Corgi edition.
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780552167697
Branch Call Number: PRA
Characteristics: 460 pages.


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neko Aug 22, 2009

Sam Vimes is stuck in it again and a game just might have the answers.

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Jul 22, 2020

The Ankh-Morpork City Watch is being assailed on many fronts: the animosity between Dwarfs and Trolls is heating up in the city, a vampire wants to join the Watch, a bean-counter has been assigned to investigate the Watch's finances, and the massive painting of the Koom Valley battle has been stolen. Nobby Nobbs and Fred Colon are always on the lookout for ways to not work very hard, so they think "looking" for the painting may be a way to dodge the Dwarf/Troll rivalry. Meanwhile, Sam Vimes has to make it home every night by 6:00 to read "Where's My Cow?" to Young Sam.

Watch for Tawneee, Nobby's sort-of girlfriend, Sam's dodgy interview with Lord Vetinari, Mr. Shine (a diamond troll), werewolf and vampire transformation issues, and a girls night out in Ankh-Morpork.

This was one of my favorites, but I say that pretty much every time I read a Discworld book. Sam Vimes really does save the day.

Oct 09, 2018

This is not one of Pratchett's best efforts. If you are new to Discworld, don't start here. If you are already hooked you will read this one anyway and it does have funny bits, often with Angua and Vimes. Certainly the girls' night out with a dwarf, a werewolf, a vampire, and a stripper is worth the read.

May 12, 2015

This is the first Terry Pratchett book I've read. The storyline is good. I was lost a little at the end with the plot twist, but still would recommend the read. Pratchett's writing style is absolutely hilarious, but I did still find there were many spelling errors in the book as well (I'm not even referring to the troll talk, etc). For example, Sam Vimes wife "Sybil" was misspelled "Sibyl" once... Found 5-10 other similar mistakes. I find that to be a rather unprofessional way to publish a book.

Nov 03, 2014

A great read even if you aren't familiar with Discworld. The ending is a bit slow and leaves a bit to be desired.

ivysmudge Nov 22, 2010

I always enjoy the adventures of Sam Vimes, the city watch has great characters. A visit to Ankh-Morpork is always worth the trip

neko Aug 22, 2009

Sam Vimes is stuck in it again and a game just might have the answers.


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Nov 23, 2009

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