Terry Pratchett - Thud!

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Posted by Sulkyblue (1st Nov 2005, 16:33)

A solid entry into the Discworld and Guards series, although not one that I'd hold up as a favourite. It's a little similar to Going Postal in that it's not really doing anything new or interesting and somewhat lacks focus. There are moments when it appears to be setting off to parody things (most noticably The DaVinci Code) but doesn't quite do it with enough enthusiasm to convince me that I'm not imagining it. Even the writing style felt off, usually when Pratchett writes Vimes he jumps off the page and feels completely natural, but this time it felt forced and clumsy. Not bad as such, maybe my standards are just going through a high patch.

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 Dan ( 5th Mar 2006, 10:09, Rank: Cylon Centurion )  reply

I thought that the book was a real developement of Sam Vimes character, in particular his inner darkness, and the way he tries to control it.

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