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Feet of Clay (original 1996; edition 1997)

by Terry Pratchett

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Title:Feet of Clay
Authors:Terry Pratchett
Info:HarperTorch (1997), Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Collections:Your library, Ebook
Rating:*****
Tags:Fiction, Humor, Pratchett, Discworld, The Watch

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Discworld books continue to be an enjoyable read. This is the third book focused around the city watch, which keeps expanding its ranks to all races . . . except vampires. At risk of repeating myself, I enjoyed it, it was funny, yadda yadda yadda. This book was especially interesting while addressing the question of what constitutes a living being. These books continue to be a combination of humor and deeper philosopical questions, and I continue to keep with the series. ( )
  drhapgood | Jul 27, 2014 |
Fortunately, Pratchett's word play compensate for his plots. I enjoyed the first third, got annoyed with the stupidity of his characters in the second, and finished the remainder only because there was no other book at hand.

That being said, I bumped this story up from two stars to three because of one word: egotestical. Brilliant. ( )
  IsotropicJoseph | Apr 28, 2014 |
Commander Vimes and his motley crew to the rescue once again. ( )
  dickmanikowski | Mar 23, 2014 |
The first book I read on a Nook. Interesting, both for the story and the experience. Still somewhat torn on Nook vs Kindle... Don't love the glowing Nook screen.
Do need to remember that I love Terry Pratchett's silly prose. ( )
  ewillse | Mar 23, 2014 |
The first book I read on a Nook. Interesting, both for the story and the experience. Still somewhat torn on Nook vs Kindle... Don't love the glowing Nook screen.
Do need to remember that I love Terry Pratchett's silly prose. ( )
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
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Feet of Clay is another in the sub-series of books about the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. It involves golems, and murder, and an assassination plot, and the Watch's new forensic alchemist, and the rightful king, and the problems of being a vegetarian werewolf. It manages to be both a fine fantasy and a unique police procedural, with some cogent things to say about the human urge for kings. And it is almost continuously hilarious. It is difficult to say anything else about this book without sounding like a jacket blurb. Let us simply note that Pratchett performs to his usual standard.
added by Shortride | editThe Washington Post, Janice M. Eisen (pay site) (Sep 29, 1996)
 

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Terry Pratchettprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ittekot, VenugopalanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kirby, RonCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sabanosh, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It was a warm spring night when a fist knocked at the door so hard that the hinges bent.
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Just because someone's a member of an ethnic minority doesn't mean they're not a nasty small-minded little jerk.
You never ever volunteered. Not even if a sergant stood there and said, "We need someone to drink alcohol, bottles of, and make love, passionate, to women, for the use of." There was always a snag. If a choir of angels asked for volunteers for Paradise to step forward, Nobby knew enough to take one smart pace to the rear.
It wasn't by eliminating the impossible that you got at the truth, however improbable; it was by the much harder process of eliminating the possibilities.
When you've made up your mind to shout out who you are to the world, it's a relief to know you can do it in a whisper.
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There's a werewolf with pre-lunar tension in Ankh-Morpork. And a dwarf with attitude and a golem who’s begun to think for itself.

But for Commander Vimes, Head of Ankh-Morpork City Watch, that’s only the start…

There’s treason in the air.
A crime has happened.

He’s not only got to find out whodunit, but howdunit too. He’s not even sure what they dun. But as soon as he knows what the questions are, he’s going to want some answers.
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In Feet of Clay, Terry Pratchett continues the fantasy adventures on Discworld--where anything goes. Anything but murder, that is. Commander Vimes of the Watch must investigate a puzzling series of deaths, with help from various trolls and dwarfs. Pratchett's humor and excellent writing skills draw the reader effortlessly into his zany world. Feet of Clay is 19th in the series. --Blaise Selby

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In Ankh-Morpork, the greatest of Discworld's cities, Commander Vimes is determined to stop an unlicensed murderer, and his investigation leads to a vampire dragon, a vegetarian werewolf, and other strange discoveries.

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