Book Review: Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett

September 22, 2015 Blog, Book Reviews, Terry Pratchett 0

Book Review: Feet of Clay by Terry PratchettFeet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
Series: Discworld #19
Published by Transworld Publishers Limited on 2005-10-01
Narrator: NIgel Planner
Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
Genres: Fantasy, Satire, Young Adult
Pages: 410
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A Discworld Howdunnit Who's murdering harmless old men? Who's poisoning the Patrician? As autumn fogs hold Ankh-Morpork in their grip, the City Watch have to track down a murderer who can't be seen. Maybe the golems know something - but the solemn men of clay, who work all day and night and are never any trouble to anyone, have started to commit suicide... It's not as if the Watch hasn't got problems of its own. There's a werewolf suffering from Pre-Lunar Tension. Corporal Nobbs is hobnobbing with the nobs, and there's something really strange about the new dwarf recruit, especially his earrings and eyeshadow. Who can you trust when there are mobs on the streets and plotters in the dark and all the clues point the wrong way? In the gloom of the night, Watch Commander Sir Samuel Vimes finds that the truth might not be out there at all. It may be amongst the words in the head. A chilling tale of poison and pottery.

 

My thoughts

I can’t even begin to say how much Terry Pratchett makes me laugh. This guy is just brilliant. If I were to go fan girl over an author, it would be Terry Pratchett. The guy is just a genius!! Seriously. I don’t know how he does it but nearly every book he writes is incomparable.

In this particular book we meet Cheery Littlebottom. I just love this name. And I love that Sam Vimes, being the ever graceful (in heart if not in manner) doesn’t laugh until Cheery leaves the room.

This particular book has Sam and the entire Watch going head over heels looking for what is poisoning the Patrician, and I have to say it is an uproariously good time. I enjoy all of the characters, knowing the city they are in, and wondering what in the world they are going to do. One of the best parts of this one is Nobby Nobbs. He just cracks me up!

So, I can go on and on and on about this, so I’ll just end this with, it’s fabulous, you must read this. If you have not yet read Terry Pratchett then you must go get a book of his NOW! I recommend any of them from book 5 on … the earlier books are great but a little slower!

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About Terry Pratchett

Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe. Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983. In 1987 he turned to writing full time, and has not looked back since. To date there are a total of 39 books in the Discworld series, of which four (so far) are written for children. The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal. A non-Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller, and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early 2006 (it is also available as a mass market paperback (Harper Torch, 2006) and trade paperback (Harper Paperbacks, 2006). In 2008, Harper Children's published Terry's standalone non-Discworld YA novel, Nation. Terry's latest book, Snuff, was published in October 2011.

Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English-language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire “for services to literature” in 1998, and has received four honorary doctorates from the Universities of Warwick, Portsmouth, Bath, and Bristol. His acclaimed novels have sold more than 45 million copies (give or take a few) and have been translated into 33 languages.

In Dec. of 2007, Pratchett admitted to being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. On 18 Feb, 2009, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

He was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in 2010.

 

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