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The Bookish Owl – Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett

Monstrous Regiment Terry Pratchett Owl

I have been neglecting my reading (and owl photos) this month, but I’m finally back and reading Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett.

I don’t have to rave about my love for Discworld, right? You’re all caught up on that.

(If you’re not, just go to the search bar at bottom of this site and do a search for ‘Terry Pratchett’. That should bring up about a dozen posts worth of raving…)

‘Monstrous Regiment’ is part of the Industrial Revolution subseries, like ‘The Truth’, meaning it will probably be as batshit insane as every other Discworld book. It’s just going to be more modern about it.

Monstrous Regiment
by Terry Pratchett

It began as a sudden strange fancy…

Polly Perks had to become a boy in a hurry. Cutting off her hair and wearing trousers was easy. Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape took more time…

And now she’s enlisted in the army, and searching for her lost brother.

But there’s a war on. There’s always a war on. And Polly and her fellow recruits are suddenly in the thick of it, without any training, and the enemy is hunting them.

All they have on their side is the most artful sergeant in the army and a vampire with a lust for coffee. Well… They have the Secret. And as they take the war to the heart of the enemy, they have to use all the resources of… the Monstrous Regiment.

Monstrous Regiment Terry Pratchett Owl

4 thoughts on “The Bookish Owl – Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett

  1. […] Monstrous Regiment (Terry Pratchett) Another Discworld book, this one part of the ‘Industrial Revolution’ subseries. Never quite sure what to expect from those, but I ended up really liking Polly, the main character in this one. It wasn’t quite as funny as your average Discworld novel, but as with many of the later books, the social commentary really hit home. And how often to you get a fantasy novel where almost every single character turns out to be a woman? […]

  2. I like the sound of this and will have to give it a go after saying on my post that I want to read some Pratchett. It’s satisfying that our covers have the same theme as well!

    1. I only found out they made Good Omens in the same Collector’s Edition as the Discworld books AFTER I had read it, but I did notice that that was the one you had!

      If you want to read Discworld, though, I would suggest that you start no later than “Mort”. However, you can easily skip the first two books (they’re hilarious, but the writing is weird and the plot non-existant. Nothing like the later books in the series)

      1. Ah ok, thanks for the recommendations!

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