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Feet of Clay

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Feet of Clay (1996) Terry Pratchett (Discworld, #19, Watch #3)

Feet of ClayCommander Vimes needs to figure out who has been murdering citizens of Ankh-Morpork. And also who is poisoning Lord Vetinari, since the Assassins’ Guild swears it’s not one of them.

People look down on stuff like geography and meteorology, and not only because they’re standing on one and being soaked by the other. They don’t look quite like real science. 2 But geography is only physics slowed down and with a few trees stuck on it, and meteorology is full of excitingly fashionable chaos and complexity.

As with all Discworld books, there is plenty of snide commentary about the world, which is–although horrifying–also hilarious.

(W)hile it was regarded as pretty good evidence of criminality to be living in a slum, for some reason owning a whole street of them merely got you invited to the very best social occasions.

‘This is most uncalled-for. Couldn’t you have arranged a less awkward time?’

ONLY BY CONSULTATION WITH YOUR MURDERER.

‘It all seems very badly organized. I wish to make a complaint. I pay my taxes, after all.’

I AM DEATH, NOT TAXES. I TURN UP ONLY ONCE.

I do love this sub-series.

Publisher: HarperCollins
Rating: 9/10

Categories: 9/10, Fantasy, Re-Read     Comments (0)    



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