Feet of clay : a novel of Discworld

by Pratchett, Terry.

Format: Print Book 1996.
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A murderer is stalking Discworld--a grim reaper who belongs to neither the Assassins' Guild nor the Thieves' Guild. Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Guard is determined to stop this unauthorized assassin--and to prov it, he has hired a Dwarf to help him.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Pratchett brings Discworld, the city of Ankh-Morpork, and Commander Vimes of the city guard back once more, and it comes as no surprise that Ankh-Morpork's assassins and thieves have guilds and that killing or stealing outside guild limits is severely frowned on. So when a nonunion assassin goes to work in the city, Vimes has to resort to various expedients, including hiring a dwarf, one Cheery Littlebottom, to deal with the culprit. Pratchett's humor is as off-the-wall as ever, so the pursuit of the assassin is as witty and nonsensical as ever, and raising the question of a king for the city hints of possible future changes. Pratchett hardly needs to alter his combination of whimsy, satire, and subtly intelligent world building in order to hold on to his many readers and win new ones. --Roland Green"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "A flat platter of a planet spinning atop the backs of four giant elephants perched on the shell of an immense turtle: it's no surprise that life on Discworld is far from mundane. Pratchett's 17th Discworld novel picks up where his last, Men at Arms, left off, following Ankh-Morpork City Watch Commander Samuel Vimes and his fellow cops as they strive to maintain a semblance of order in a city as infamous for its intrigues as for its ethnic diversity. An elderly priest is killed, then the harmless old curator of the Dwarf Bread Museum is found beaten to death with one of his own exhibits. Investigation reveals a link to the city's golems‘silent, tireless workers built of clay and brought to life with magic. There's a rash of golem suicides, and Vimes uncovers a plot that could topple the government. Pratchett's latest is full of sly puns and the lively, outrageous characters his readers expect. Those new to Discworld‘which first appeared in Pratchett's The Colour of Magic, 1983‘will have no trouble keeping up with the action. This is fantasy served with a twist of Monty Python, parody that works by never taking itself too seriously. Author tour; U.K. and translation rights: Ralph Vicinanza. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Pratchett, Terry. Discworld series (New York, N.Y.)
Books 33, 36, and 40 grouped as Moist von Lipwig stories
#1 - The Color of magic
#2 - The Light fantastic
#3 - Equal rites
#4 - Mort
#5 - Sourcery
#6 - Wyrd sisters
#7 - Pyramids
#8 - Guards! guards!
#9 - Eric
#10 - Moving pictures
#11 - Reaper man
#12 - Witches abroad
#13 - Small gods
#14 - Lords and ladies
#15 - Men at arms
#16 - Soul music
#17 - Interesting times
#18 - Maskerade
#19 - Feet of clay
#20 - Hogfather
#21 - Jingo
#22 - The Last continent
#23 - Carpe Jugulum
#24 - The Fifth elephant
#25 - The Truth
#26 - Thief of time
#27 - The Last hero
#28 - The Amazing Maurice and his educated rodents
#29 - Night watch
#30 - The Wee free men
#31 - Monstrous regiment
#32 - A Hat full of sky
#33 - Going postal
#34 - Thud!
#35 - Wintersmith
#36 - Making money
#37 - Unseen academicals
#38 - I shall wear midnight
#39 - Snuff
#40 - Raising steam
Subjects Discworld (Imaginary place) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :HarperPrism,1996.
Language English
Description 249 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN 0061052507 (hc)
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