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The Bookish Owl – Jingo by Terry Pratchett

Jingo Terry Pratchett

Here’s Jingo by Terry Pratchett.

Yep, I’m rereading all the Discworld City Watch books I haven’t already read in 2019. After that, I’ll probably move on to rereading the Witch books. And then probably the rest of the Death books…

Don’t ever think running out of books is going to stop me from reading Discworld.

Jingo introduces geopolitics to the Discworld. And obviously Ankh-Morpork is going to mess that up (that’s just what Ankh-Morpork does, okay?), and suddenly we have Vimes embracing his knighthood, Nobby in drag, and Lord Vetinari becoming a street performer.

Also, there’s a lot of talk of camels…

by Terry Pratchett

Discworld goes to war!

Somewhere in the Circle Sea between Ankh-Morpork and Al-Khali, the Lost Kingdom of Leshp has emerged after hundreds of years beneath the waves. And so with no ships, no army and no money, Ankh-Morpork goes to war against the Klatchian army claiming the rock as their own.

Undaunted by the prospect of being tortured to death by vastly superior numbers of enemy troops, a small band of intrepid men and a very thick troll set out under the command of Sir Samuel Vimes of the City Watch.

If they can survive long enough, maybe they can arrest an entire army for breach of the peace…

Jingo Terry Pratchett

6 thoughts on “The Bookish Owl – Jingo by Terry Pratchett

  1. […] Jingo (Terry Pratchett) Yep, it’s another City Watch reread. But really, how can you not love a Discworld book that contains Lord Vetinari as a street performer and Nobby Nobbs as an exotic dancer (what else could strike more terror into the hearts of enemies?)? And I absolutely adore the ending, with Commander Vimes leading a parade through the city before he suddenly starts chasing a criminal and ends up with the entirety of Ankh-Morpork’s high society running after him because they think that’s what they’re supposed to do. […]

  2. Your Discworld covers are really neat! I just have the standard American paperback versions, and while there’s nothing wrong with them, they aren’t special like these are, either. 🙂

    1. They’re sooo neat! They don’t photograph all that well, but that’s because the covers are made in some nice, Cambric-like material.
      The last two books in this edition won’t be released until November, which is why I’m rereading the others, so I won’t just sit around and tap my fingers while waiting!

      1. That makes sense! I’m not sure I would be patient enough to wait for the release of special editions… 😀

        1. I haven’t had to wait for the rest, so I tell myself I can manage since it’s just the last two… and luckily I’m so busy until November that I can keep myself distracted!

          1. That’s good! Being busy can be a great thing.

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