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The Bookish Owl – Thud! by Terry Pratchett

Thud Terry Pratchett Discworld

I’m on a roll this week and already reading Thud! by Terry Pratchett.

I love this book, if for nothing else, then for the name. Thud!

Is it bad that I sort of want to hit someone in the face with it, just to see if that’s the sound it’ll make…?


Another reason why this book is probably going to be awesome is because it’s part of my favorite Discworld subseries, the City Watch. Even if the last couple of books have taken a turn for the darker, Captain/Commander/Duke/Blackboard Monitor Samuel Vimes, Nobby Nobbs and the rest of Ankh-Morpork’s Finest will always have a special place in my heart.

(By the way, I can now say for a fact that the sound this book makes when knocked over by a tiny owl is, indeed, Thud!…)

by Terry Pratchett

Koom Valley? That was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls. It was far away. It was a long time ago.

But if he doesn’t solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office.

With his beloved Watch crumbling around him and war-drums sounding, he must unravel every clue, outwit every assassin and brave any darkness to find the solution. And darkness is following him.

Oh… and at six o’clock every day, without fail, with no excuses, he must go home to read ‘Where’s My Cow?’, with all the right farmyard noises, to his little boy.

There are some things you have to do.

Thud Terry Pratchett Discworld

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  1. […] Thud! (Terry Pratchett) “That’s! Not! My! Cow!” While this book didn’t quite live up to the sky-high standards I have for Discworld’s City Watch books, I was still laughing my ass off at the scenes with Sam Vimes reading children’s books to his son. Especially the last one where he snaps and starts fighting off an army of – rather freaked out – dwarfs while yelling about not being able to find his cow. […]

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