Night Watch

Night Watch Don T Put Your Trust In Revolutions They Always Come Round Again That S Why They Re Called Revolutions People Die, And Nothing Changes For A Policeman, There Can Be Few Things Worse Than A Serial Killer At Loose In Your City Except, Perhaps, A Serial Killer Who Targets Coppers, And A City On The Brink Of Bloody Revolution The People Have Found Their Voice At Last, The Flags And Barricades Are RisingAnd The Question For A Policeman, An Officer Of The Law, A Defender Of The Peace, Is Are You With Them, Or Are You Against Them

Born Terence David John Pratchett, Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, includin

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  • 480 pages
  • Night Watch
  • Terry Pratchett
  • English
  • 09 January 2019
  • 9780552154307

10 thoughts on “Night Watch

  1. says:

    My favourite Pratchett novel, but I m not really sure why.I think that Sam Vimes being in it definitely helps I think my favourite series in the Discworld novels are the City Watch series along with the witches of Lancre and Death His character arc really comes to a head in this one, even though he still has another level to go to in Thud I also think that time travel being in it also definitely helps Though not the quantum, metaphysical, zany fun of Thief of Time though Lu Tze makes an appearance , this trip through the Trousers of Time is meaningful, poignant, even tragic.Oh I think this was the first Discworld novel to make me cry I don t cry a lot when I read rarely do I even get weepy Discworld always, always makes me laugh a lot it makes me want to write, wonder, think, grin, ponder, mull, and all that but this book was the first to make me cry.I think this is the first Discworld novel in which I really realized that Pratchett is who I want to be as a writer Night Watch is funny, yes it s fantasy, yes but it s than that It s human It tells a story of being human Pratchett has some great characters with great arcs like Moist in Going Postal , and he has some epic, meaty stories like Thud with so much behind them you can hardly breathe but Sam Vimes, in Night Watch, is about as truly human as Pratchett gets And that is probably why this is my favourite Discworld novel.

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    The AWESOMEST DISCWORLD BOOK, EVER People are content to wait a long time for salvation, but prefer dinner to turn up inside an hour And so the children of the revolution were faced with the age old problem it wasn t that you had the wrong kind of government, which was obvious, but that you had the wrong kind of people His Grace, His Excellency, The Duke of Ankh Commander Sir Samuel Vimes has been my acknowledged, unconquerable Discworld literary C R U S H ever since the 1st book about tge Night Watch, Guards Guards.I would choose him over Mr Darcy that s saying somethin Shame none of the Watch books were put to film, I could have imagined the divine Alan Rickman R.I.P playing him to perfection.But the time has come to reveal my so far secret hush crush on Lord Vetinari.Why A He is awesome unattainable we would be totally mismatched as a couple.B Terry Pratchett is genius.C I blame Jeremy Irons Charles Dance.D All the above I also love the relationship between Vimes Vetinari, the grudging respect they have for on another Night Watch is a brilliant book my undisputed favourite of the Ankh Morpork City Watch series and believe me, I love them all.TIME TIMING are given new dimensions with Vimes living on borrowed time, being behind ahead of times at the same time.And he is literally walking down Memory Lane when he finds himself transported back 30 years earlier and has the terrifying wonderful chance to teach his younger self a rookie of the Night Watch some policing while trying to deal with the sinister politics of those times and getting some support from the time Monks led by Lu Tze, the Sweeper.I loved meeting the young Vetinari, Rosie Palm, Dibbler, Nobby, Fred Reg Shoe and also some new characters, like Mossy Lane, the pox doctor and Sandra Battye who is a real seamstress actually knows how to sew.

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    Terry Pratchett may have been the coolest writer on earth.Certainty one of the coolest.In 1969, Steve Winwood and his band mates in Blind Faith some little known musicians named Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Ric Grech sang these beautiful lyrics in the haunting song Can t Find My Way Home Come down off your throne and leave your body aloneSomebody must changeYou are the reason I ve been waiting all these yearsSomebody holds the keyWell, I m near the end and I just ain t got the timeAnd I m wasted and I can t find my way home In 2002 Pratchett first published his 29th Discworld book, the hauntingly beautiful Night Watch, in which we gentle readers learned that heroic as Sam Vimes was before, Pratchett had not yet demonstrated to what degree of heroism was this character drawn.Exploring themes of leadership, identity, revolution and justice Nigh Watch is at once one of Pratchett s most satisfying Discworld novels and perhaps it s most somber and dark.There are still plenty of smiles, some laughs, but Pratchett, taking a page from the Dickens playbook of vilifying what is villainous and making courageous what is valiant at it heart, demonstrates his great range of writing ability Sam Vimes, while chasing a murderous bad guy, is flung back in time to when he had first joined the Watch, amidst tensions that threatened to tear his city apart.Buried amidst each Terry Pratchett Discworld are golden nuggets of cultural references readers can search and find them and have fun like kids on Easter Sunday finding eggs My favorite here were two jewels of PINK FLOYD and THE WHO references One of his best.

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    from my blog at Thud In one timeline, that s the name of another Pratchett Discworld novel the 34th, apparently.Thud In another, that s the sound of me marching to my own drum.In yet another, that s the sound the vegetables thrown by my book loving friends make when they hit my hard head.Because, honestly, this was in between the okay and liked it kind of read for me Given my GR friend average rating of 4.52, I m missing something Most likely, it is books one through five in the Night Watch sub series of Discworld I did read at least two Vines books, Men at Arms, and possibly Feet of Clay. Or maybe it was that other timeline, because it was a really, really long time ago, and Vines was almost all I remembered remember, I told you I often have only foggy details stored Night Watch A Discworld novel in which guardsman Sam Vines learns that Time Travel is Confusing Currently a Baron, with time occupied by meetings than by feeling the city stones beneath his feet, Sam Vines is thrown back into history as he attempts to catch a serial killer In an unusual twist, Vines will have to play mentor to young Sam Certainly interesting, at times philosophical, it definitely has a feel good aspect that helps it go down easily The trouble is, much of the story has to do with the history of the city of Ankh Morpork and the various politicking of the rulers and those propping them up, and the Night Watch s own role in keeping the peace Certainly a worthwhile topic, particularly at this time in American history I can t speak to other countries , but the message is incompletely rendered to those unfamiliar with Discworld s intricacies.The upshot Don t listen to me, unless you haven t read any of the Discworld books.Thud

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    While Terry Pratchett is known for the humor in his Discworld series, I enjoy them primarily because while on the surface, his books do indeed classify as humor, he also writes these almost painful realities, very human thoughts and incredibly immersive emotions in situations that you generally don t find in most humorous fantasy sci fi which tends towards parody and caricatures Though, I wouldn t exactly say that the Discworld series isn t a parody because his books are parodies, or social commentaries They just happen to parody the real world than parodying the fantasy genre.In the Nightwatch series of books, this being the first one, you are introduced to a series of ragtag characters who are disrespected and disillusioned Then a Heroic character is introduced into the ranks This Heroic character proves to be the inspiration and catalyst necessary for the members of the Nightwatch to stand up and finally do what they wanted to do somewhere deep in their hearts even if, in some characters cases, this need was buried very deeply Be upright, respectable guards Uphold the law They wanted to make a difference They wanted to matter.And by the end of the story, they do.The conclusion of this story had me nearly in tears it was humble and inspirational, and an entirely hilariously exciting read I have so much love for them and their story 3

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    This was a reread but it has been so long that I did not remember much of it at all, so it was just like reading it for the first time.Two of my favourite Discworld characters are Vimes and Vetinari and since they both featured in this book it had to be a success in my mind I loved the way Pratchett created an alternative past and we got to see Vimes as a young man as well as the well worn cynic that we know so well Plus a tiny bit of back story for Vetinari did not go amiss Terry Pratchett will always be one of my go to authors when I want to read a book I know I will enjoy Fortunately I have two whole shelves devoted just to him Such a shame he left us much too soon.

  7. says:

    I really enjoyed listening to this audio book I thought the narrator was excellent with the different character s voices It was all very entertaining I adored the humour and the wit present throughout the book It was the first book from Terry Pratchett I have read I am not sure why I waited so long to read any of his output but it will certainly not be the last A fanstatic read.

  8. says:

    Following a magical accident, City Watch Commander Samuel Vimes finds himself in the Ankh Morpork of his youth The good news is that the criminal he was chasing has also joined him in the past, so no cop murders in the present time The bad news is, that said criminal has than enough charisma to join and thrive in the Day Watch of the time a cruel organization way above the law.To keep up with the man, Sam Vimes will infiltrate the Night Watch, adopting the identity of his childhood hero, John Keel Luckily, it s not like our favorite City Watch commander is without help The History Monks are working round the clock hah to ensure his safe return to the present So in the meantime, Vimes might as well take up his role in the upcoming civil war that has been brewing in the streets for some time For fans and connoisseurs of the Ankh Morpork City Watch series, this book is such a treat We get to see Sam Vimes turn into his own chidlhood hero, as he skillfully navigates the tactical and political pitfalls of a lawless city on the brink of war It was positively exhillariating to see our commander protect his turf and slowly but surely expand it And all it apparently took, was to follow a few common sense rules But here s some advice, boy Don t put your trust in revolutions They always come around again That s why they re called revolutions.Truth Freedom Justice And a hard boiled egg My favorite parts however, were old Vimes mentoring moments with 6 year old Nobby, and the young Vimesy The first one, as a handy spy, and the second one primarily out of dire necessity After all, it wouldn t do to have his past self die now, if old Vimes wanted to have a future to return to Nobby s brow creased in genuine puzzlement What s pulling wobblers mean he said.Vimes gave him a similar look Street parly had changed a lot in thirty years That s stealing trifles small items Isn t it Nah, nah, mister That s tottering nevils , said Nobby relaxing But you ain t doing badly, for someone who s new Vimes held up Nobby See this he said Is it a monkey said the woman Har, har, very funny, moaned Nobby, as Vimes lowered him again Just one thing, Nobby Yes, sarge said Nobby, still spooning Give me back my notebook, my handkerchief and the four pennies you whizzed from my pockets, will you Nobby opened his mouth to protest, dribbling slumgullet, but closed it when he saw the glint in Vimes eye Sliently, he produced the items from various horrible pockets Score 4 5 starsFour well deserved stars for a poignant, funny, bitter sweet and nostalgic as heck origin story on Sam Vimes, Havelock Vetinari, as well as several important members of the future City Night Watch and did I mention there s quite a bit on young Vetinari, the apprentice assasin Because there is, and it s brilliant Just sayin Other books featuring the Night Watch Review of the 1st book Guards Guards Review of the 2nd book Men at ArmsReview of the 3rd book Feet of ClayReview of the 4th book JingoReview of the 5th book The Fifth ElephantReview of the 7th book Thud Review of the 8th book Snuff

  9. says:

    I may have said this when I finished the last Discworld book but this was by far the best Discworld book yet Perhaps the best Pratchett book I ve read I loved it It was not laugh out loud funny the way many of Pratchett s books are but it was so good It was darker, delving into the history of Ankh Morpork Discworld s largest city and allowing us glimpses into the past of several repeat characters, primarily Sam Vimes, Commander of the Night Watch, but also Lord Vetinari, Patrician of Ankh Morpork, and several others Pratchett has an amazing talent at looking at universal themes from a fresh perspective, poking fun at our preconceived notions, and simply making us think This book looked into the black hearts of men but rather than having to go into gory detail, Pratchett knows we can imagine horrors than he could write and so he leaves us to our own minds This book has such merit I would recommend anyone to read it but you can t fully appreciate its complexities or the heartbreak and challenges of the characters without having read the other books that pertain particularly to the Night Watch Sam Vimes has come such a long way In the first book he s featured in, he s a drunk with a horrible outlook on life, merely a captain, no family, no life except for the Watch Now, several books and years later, he is a Duke, the Commander of the Watch, sober, married and about to have a child I have never seen such redemption in a character and have to wonder if Vimes isn t Pratchett s favorite character Rather than let him stew in his own miserableness as typical cop movies, books, shows do Vimes rises above his own demons to know another, better world and he doesn t sacrifice any of his character to do so I was very much looking forward to reading this book and was never let down.

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    If I could give this book ten stars, I would In fact, it makes me rethink all of the other books that I ve given five stars, perhaps they don t deserve itHere s the problem This book isn t going to have the right impact unless you ve read, at the very least, three of the previous Ankh Morpork Night Watch books Please, if you have heard about Pratchett and are looking for some place to start, go with Guards Guards or Mort , and read a few before you embark on this one You ll thank me later.Thanks to time travel, we get to go back in time and see many of our favorite Ankh Morpork characters in the tail end of the bad old days that many would like to forget And it s no wonder Ankh Morpork is ruled by a fascist Patrician who had imposed a city wide curfew, and, due to his paranoia, is having his Unmentionables round up anyone who might be a dissident and torturing them into giving information Vimes chased a totally Bursar criminal with no morals onto the roof of the Unseen University Library, and through a freak electrical storm, winds up back in the days when he himself was a rookie in the AM Night Watch The criminal, Carcer, killed the man who Vimes remembered from the time as being his role model, John Keel, leaving Vimes to step into his place and try to guide the events of the Glorious Twenty Fifth of May to their necessary conclusion But could Vimes change the path of history this time and spare the lives of a few good men Or is history doomed to repeat itself This is my favorite Discworld novel, and that is an incredibly hard title to come by I find it to be incredibly moving and emotional, and it makes me cry every time All the little angels rise up, rise up

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