Jingo

Jingo

Book - 1997
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In this Discworld novel, the ravening hordes of Klatch and the patriotic peoples of Ankh-Morpork clash over the sovereignty of a newly risen and quite uninhabitable island.
Publisher: London [England] : Victor Gollancz, 1997.
ISBN: 9780575065406
0575065400
9780061059063
0061059064
9780552154161
9780552167598
0552167592
Branch Call Number: PRA
Characteristics: 285 pages ;,24 cm.

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neko Aug 22, 2009

On the very brink of war sports can sometimes be the best way to get factions to agree to something.


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hadlock
Mar 07, 2020

Jingo is the perfect name for this book. An "island" rises up out of the waters between Ankh-Morpork and Klatsch. Fisherman (and rivals for Curious Squid) both claim the "new" land for their respective countries. Almost immediately swords start to rattle and Lord Vetinari and Sam Vimes in their own ways try to stem the tide of war. There are hidden agendas Sam tries to unravel while Vetinari enlists the help of Leonard of Quirm, Sergeant Colon and Nobby. It is not only a mirror of our society, it is so funny.

Watch for Les Jackson, the son of the Ankh-Morpork fisherman, Lord Vetinari's turn as an adept juggler, and Nobby's dressing up as a carnival woman that leads to his exploration of his softer side.

Read this book.

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GuyN
Nov 05, 2018

I had forgotten just how funny this Pratchett is. Rereading it untied the knots in my brain.

Vilka Jun 04, 2018

An excellent, witty, and extremely relevant comedy. When a long-sunken island resurfaces in the sea between two countries, the longtime neighbors immediately start bickering over it. Soon xenophobia and nationalism stir up rumblings of imminent war, and it's up to the cynical, grumpy head of the City Watch (with his motley crew of watchmen) and the machiavellian city Patrician to prevent that from happening, despite everyone else's wishes.

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thebnc
Mar 22, 2013

A fantastic entry into the Discworld series, hilarious if a little slow at about the 60% mark.

If you haven't read any of the Discworld books, I'd recommend starting with "Guards! Guards!," which is the first book about the City Watch.

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TDUPUS
Oct 13, 2012

While I've greatly enjoyed most of the Pratchett novels I've read, this one is my favorite. I laughed out loud at Nobby's adventures posing as a woman; as he and his fellow officers try to prevent a war. This is a great book!

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hgibbins
Apr 07, 2012

Another great addition to the Disc World saga.

neko Aug 22, 2009

On the very brink of war sports can sometimes be the best way to get factions to agree to something.

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higi098
Nov 25, 2010

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higi098
Nov 16, 2010

When the lost island of Leshp rises from the sea, coastal neighbors Ankh-Morpork and Klatch both claim to own it. Push comes to shove and both of the superpowers are at war. Cmdr. Vimes of the City watch is caught up in a tale of spitting camels, magic rugs and a man who dresses like a woman.

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higi098
Nov 25, 2010

Vimes's grin was as funny as the one that moves very fast towards drowning men. And has a fin on top.

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