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 . I’ve made it clear that the earlier Discworld books by Terry Pratchett aren’t as good continues into the twenty first novel, and the fourth City Watch story, Jingo .

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In the latter part of the 19th century, the phrase “gunboat diplomacy” was coined to describe lratchett typical way in which warring European empires would negotiate with less powerful uppity countries.

A secondary plot featuring Fred Colon and Nobby Nobbs being shanghaied by the Patrician and Leonard of Quirm at first looks like mere comedy Nobby as the dancing girl Beti makes me laugh every time but turns out to be key to the solution of keeping both countries from destruction. Clute also compared Pratchett’s writing to that of P. The thieves have taken a Watchman hostage, a big no-no.

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Jingo (novel) – Wikipedia

See also the annotations for pp. Meet Thursday Next, literary detective without equal, fear or boyfriend. Some puns have me rolling my eyes. Going Postal describes the invention and proliferation of postage stamps loved it and Making Moneydepicts the creation of paper money to replace gold also very good. Some kind of siege weapon, possibly.

This has several parallels in our own world, most notably the Sioux, who adopted that name from their neighbours and habitual pratcheett the Ojibwa. Allow Klatchians the right to be scheming bastards. So, I was delighted to discover this was a Watch book. Vetinari takes the submarine and a tub Something wreathed with tentacles rises from the seabed between Klatch and Ankh Morpork, both of which apparently think jing need a little more Lovecraftian landscapes in their lives.


I always remembered the downsides and thought this was one of the worst Discworld novels; it’s definitely in the bottom half or bottom third, but it’s actually much more enjoyable that I thought it was.

Pratchett poking my brain to get me to think about this subject, why people do it and also why some people can be so good at it, or even enjoy it, should be a marvel. With the opening of the novel, the island of Leshp, which had been submerged under the Circle Sea for centuries, rises to the surface.

Jingo (Discworld, #21; City Watch, #4) by Terry Pratchett

Said of the neutron bomb, which delivers a very heavy dose of radiation but relatively small explosive power or fallout. I mean, it’s sort of explainable, even if a few intermediate steps are missing in the text. I ce If you’re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

This is a time Perhaps it is because all the watch is present but few pratxhett much to do. In this novel, Pratchett skewers the idea of the noble war and the instinct of mankind to distrust and hate the Other.

Last week, I criticised Hogfather for being too flabby, for putting the plot on hold all too often. And the kingo at sea, with Vimes refusing to shorten sail or batten down.

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After a while the dogs began to associate the ringing of the bell with food as indicated by their starting to salivate pratchettt hearing the bell, even without food being forthcoming. When the 5,year-old djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel, a young magician’s apprentice, he expects to have to do nothing more taxing than a little levitation And there is no better way to do it, in my book anyway. If it was us, what did that make Me?


There are over 40 books jigno the Discworld series, of which four are written for children. But Jingo is sadly not Small Gods with rifles replacing religion. I have a better understanding of the dynamics of the Watch, and the dynamics between Vetinari and Vimes.

Oct 29, Nathan rated it really liked it Shelves: I agree that there are too many plot strands which means some inevitably get short-changed Like Liked by 1 person Reply.

Never more so if it is over a ‘strategic’ piece of old rock in the middle of now Escape Pod stated that a significant portion of the plot is “Vimes subverting the status quo in ways that shouldn’t work, but somehow do anyway”.

Los guardias son mis personajes favoritos justamente porque reflejan la variedad de culturas y costumbres que existen en el mundo, y como, cuando se dejan estas diferencias de lado, los seres humanos y los “no tan humanos” son capaces de alcanzar jijgo cosas.

The Long Earth Long Earth 1 8. So Carrot is going to make them suffer.