Men at Arms

Men at Arms

A Discworld Novel

Book - 1994
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""Be a MAN in the City Watch! The City watch needs MEN!" But what it's "got" includes Corporal Carrot (technically a dwarf), Lance-constable Cuddy (really a dwarf), Lance-constable Detritus (a troll), Lance-constable Angua (a woman ... most of the time)and Corporal Nobbs (disqualified from the human race for shoving). And they need all the help they can get. Because there's evil in the air and murder afoot and something very nasty in the streets. It'd help if it could all be sorted out by noon, because that's when Captain Vimes is officially retiring, handing in his badge and getting married. And since this is Ankh-Morpork, noon promises to be not just high, but stinking."--Back cover.
Publisher: London : Corgi Books, 1994, c1993
Description: 381 p. ; 18 cm
ISBN: 9780552140287
Branch Call Number: Prat

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JCLRachelC Jun 22, 2017

One of my all-time favorite Discworld novels. The power of truth, the importance of law, and why power should never go unchecked. Also side-splittingly hilarious.

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ilovesfpl8392
Jul 15, 2015

Great book, recommend this to anybody who likes funny fantasy.

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augsburgerin
Jul 13, 2015

Terry Pratchett at his best: Something has gone missing from the Assassins Guild, affirmative action has added trolls, dwarfs and werewolves to the city guard, Corporal Vimes is getting married and a descendant of the last king of Ankh-Morpork may be walking the streets of the city.

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Eosos
Jul 03, 2014

Much as I love Discworld, I don't often give its books 5 stars. I save that extra star for the really awesome ones and I rather think this is one of them.
The characters on the Watch are a particular kind of special, their inane antics are fun, their thought processes bizarre and the trouble they get in is all kinds of amusing.

neko Aug 24, 2009

The mystery of murder will never be read the same way again. A delight to read.

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