Jingo (A Discworld Novel) [Terry Pratchett] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A weathercock has risen from the sea of Discworld and. Jingo is the twenty-first novel by Terry Pratchett, one of his Discworld series. It was published in The title can be related to the word jingoism, meaning an . Jingo. Cover art by Paul Kidby. Co-author(s). Illustrator(s). Publisher, Gollancz. Publication date, Sep 2, ISBN, X. Pages, RRP.
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When Jjingo gets captured, Vimes is caught between going to save her or staying to help Ankh-Morpork. Sourcery The Discworld Series: Some puns have me rolling my eyes. That combo of laughter and rage is something I’ve not found anywhere else but a Pratchett book.
Old school, old rule, and the oldest of murders — fratricide. I ce If you’re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.
In “Jingo” Terry Pratchett is actually waging a bitter and deeply sad one-man war against nationalism, racism, religious fundamentalism, territorialism and all kinds of nasty-ISMS invented by men and he does it the way he knows best: I only have so much Pratchett left. Karen from England Yet another example of TP’s logical character progression apart from Rincewind, who has nowhere else to go and, yet again, you have to keep an eye on the background, as it were the supporting characters are an absolute joy in this series!
I reread Jane Austen and Tolkien every year. And of course the whole Vimes is in a rut thing is starting to show. As can be assumed, Pratchett plays off his trademarks: On the other hand, the latter doesn’t exactly have an army to speak of Thing is, I often enjoy Terry Pratchett. Sadly Angua takes a bit of a backseat thoughout this one, but Pratchett makes up for it by having Cpl.
There is an attempt at a diplomatic solution, when Prince Khufurah visits Ankh Morpork to talk with the Patrician. We don’t want to have to fight, but by Jingo if we do We’ve got the ships, we’ve got the men, we’ve got the money too.
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I sometimes think TP only set this story in Klatch in order to get that pun in… Really enjoying your pieces on the books which I came to only a few years ago but have quickly grown to love. Re-read When I first read JingoinI was bitterly disappointed by it. If you approach Jingo expecting straightforward comic fantasy with many humorous references to real life then there really is no way you aren’t going to be disappointed, because straightforward is the last thing Jingo is.
No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. As is common with this subseries, there was a little bit of a mystery involved, and that helped keep the story more interesting.
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Picking a favorite Pratchett character would be like picking a favorite child, that is, inadvisable for any reason. I was also fairly impressed about the eventual conclusion to the early stories crime the war itself came later. It’s Them that do the bad things. We have no men. This page was last edited on 11 Novemberat And the scenes with Vimes and Hour Ahmed.
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 nation of Borogravia has a h Now can we come out, please? And some people reckon it’s only a bit pratdhett fly dirt in any case.
It is amazing what you can do with the right words.
Jingo by Terry Pratchett
This is not always the case; when TP is at his best, the characters do drive the story, as opposed to the clever intellectual exercise cunningly dressed up in nonsense. Jingo pits Ankh-Morpork against Klatch over a disputed island that rises in the Circle Sea that separates them.
The English fantasy pratchett, Terry D. He raised his hand and, on cue again, his clerk placed a piece of paper in it. Occasionally he does revert to type and the old anger and ambiguity that drives some of his best novels come back to the fore, as he questions easy assumptions.
This book is, honestly, a long police chase.
Pratchett’s satire of racism, imperialism, and, as the title might suggest, jingoism. I also really enjoyed Vimes realizing that he was technically a knight and could, nay was required to, start up his own regiment.
I’m not sure why I opted for this one over all the others, since it’s not one of my favorites–or maybe that’s why; it came across as fresher than one I pratcgett have read more recently.
This time through I am reading the books by character group and I started reading all the Watch books in a row.
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In Jingo, war is bad, the people are manipulated in blaming the other and it is the common man who has to suffer at the whims of their leaders.
As the Terry Pratchett books were published, I read them hungrily. Rounding out the cast is the enigmatic ruler of THe Discworld’s major city, and the various citizens of that city from thieves and beggars, and bankers, and trying to help keep order over this motley crew is the I came to Terry Pratchett late which meant I have this lovely, long line of books to graze through. Terry published Snuff in October I loved the scene that unfolded when Lord Vetinari sent the stymied Sam Vimes a letter with only his title on it: Really enjoyed the scenes when Vimes and Carrot met the desert warriors, and Jabbar the not-chief.
And some of the odd combinations of people didn’t quite work. So, I was delighted to discover this was a Watch book.
But this isn’t a war book like normal war books. After all, if war is a crime, then who better to go after the criminals and stop it than a copper? Views Read Edit View history.