• June 12, 2019

Jingo. Cover art by Paul Kidby. Co-author(s). Illustrator(s). Publisher, Gollancz A weathercock has risen from the sea of Discworld. Suddenly. Jingo. In the 21st Discworld novel, Discworld goes to war, with armies of sardines , warriors, fishermen, squid and at least one very camp follower. Jingo is the 21st Discworld novel and the fourth in the City Watch theme. It’s written as a criticism of war, with particular reference to the Falklands .

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And as two armies march, Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch has got just a few disvworld to deal with a crime so big that there’s no law against it. Refresh and try again.

Such is the diecworld with Anhk-Morpork. And Leonard of Quirms made me chuckle to myself several times Before I fell in love with Granny, I was a city watch man through and through. The World of Poo 9.

Jingo (Discworld, #21; City Watch, #4) by Terry Pratchett

Also, there are some spin-off books that cross-over with the “City Watch” sub-series. I was about to say that we cannot afford mercenaries. He objects, claiming that only mingo King can make a Duke, but then realises that Carrot was speaking to Vetinari. I would have never thought that the pairing Vetinari, Nobby, and Colon would ever happen or work, but holy shit, so much gold. It’s written as a criticism of war, with particular reference to the Falklands Conflict and the first Gulf War of Sadly Angua takes a bit of a backseat thoughout this one, but Pratchett makes u The sudden appearance of the lost island of Lesh triggers diplomatic tensions between the Ankh Morporkians and their neighbours from Klatsch and when diplomacy seems to fail spectacularly, the time has come to go to war.

Ahmed and his band of Klatchian D’regs and Vimes’ army head towards Gebra, in Klatch, where the war is due to start. With many humorous reference to real life, just for incidental amusement. Attached to the Chitterling Street Station since last disccworld, sir. It’s a great book, and timely, like so many of the more recent Discworld books.


Perhaps it is because all the watch is present but few have much to do. A diplomatic mission from Klatch goes sour and soon enough war appears to be the only result. Once again he have the night watch, but when Ventinari steps down as ruler of Ankh-Morpork, and Vimes is given extended leave because he sort of has this habit of digging to deep and exposing the political machinations that are going on behind the scenes, they suddenly find themselves on a boat two actuallyjongo Ventinari’s pet inventor Leonard of Quirm guess who he is on their way to Klatch to launch a pre-emptive strike with pretty much no army.

Jingo (Discworld, book 21) by Terry Pratchett

Moist von Lipwig is a con artist Whilst entertaining in parts it became a bit of a chore to finish this one with a very convoluted plot which started tangling itself up the further things progressed and I was losing the threads the longer I read. Satire deals with the wholesale acceptance of lies when ink-validated. Review of the 1st book: Nov 12, Kathleen rated it really liked it Shelves: More than just a parody of war, Pratchett examines the unhealthy but apparently primal urges of some to lean that way despite all sense otherwise.

However Futurama worked a lot better, namely because it was set three thousand years in the future, and the harsh realities of our world were softened by the fact that the satire was set in an unfamiliar place.

Polly becomes Private Oliver Perks, who is on a quest to find her older brother, who’s recently MIA in one of the innumerable wars the tiny jiingo of Borogravia has a h The book is LOL funny in places, and you find yourself nodding wisely at his incisive social commentary. Vetinari takes the submarine and a tub Something wreathed with tentacles rises uingo the seabed between Klatch and Ankh Morpork, both of which apparently think they need a little more Lovecraftian landscapes in their lives.


So the fourth or fifth best book in my second favorite subplot of a large series and I still flew through and gobbled up every damn word.

Jingo by Terry Pratchett

Vetinari takes the submarine and a tube to Klatch. Okay, that actually isn’t much of an effort where I’m concerned considering that for some inexplicable reason I ended ploughing through a large majority of the Xanth books, and also pretty much read every Forgotten Realms book and a few Dragonlance books as soon as they hit the shelves. Because that’d line you up with Sergeant Colon and the rest of the Klatchian-fags-are-made-of-camel-dung brigade.

You ask me which Pratchett story arc is the best and I will yell to the world how awesome the witches of Lancre are. In all honesty it’s actually human nature — we do that in our individual lives.

Spying was when you crept around peeking in windows. Next time I pick one of these books up next up is The Last Continenta Rincewind book, so I’ve got to be extra in the mood for that Disceorld gonna make sure I’m in the mood.

Vimes and Carrot also continue to be national treasures. Raising Steam The Discworld Series: There is an early scene in this book that sums up everything I love about Pratchett, and it is only a few pages long.

His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet Peopleappeared in from the publisher Colin Smythe. Sadly Angua may as well be invisible; this is a rare Pratchett outing that forgets to discwogld the female characters discword to do at all.

Excellent Vimes book, and good one to start with.