Guards! Guards! by Terry PratchettGuards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

Guards! Guards!

byTerry Pratchett

Mass Market Paperback | December 23, 1998

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The eighth Discworld novel — After this, dragons will never be the same again!

This is where the dragons went. They lie . . . not dead, not asleep, but . . . dormant. And although the space they occupy isn’t like normal space, nevertheless they are packed in tightly. They could put you in mind of a can of sardines, if you thought sardines were huge and scaly. And presumably, somewhere, there’s a key . . .
Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. Raising Steam is his fortieth Discworld novel. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as be...
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Title:Guards! Guards!Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:7 × 4.33 × 1.02 inPublished:December 23, 1998Language:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from :) 8 novels in and the series just keeps getting better and better.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My intro to the Discworld A fantastic book, my first of many Terry Pratchett books. The books are best read in order of publication in so as to get all the little jokes and such about characters. Such a great series, and this was a great book to get me hooked.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Terry Pratchett Sam Vimes and his watch always deliver an amazing story. Another classic Pratchett book. Do yourself a favor and read the series in the order of publication. You can miss so many little references and jokes if you don't.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Read Smart, witty, cohesive. This book is a must read and I couldn't have asked for a better introduction to Pratchett's Discworld.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Funny Funny and love the romance but thought the pacing was a bit off
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it Wonderful work by a fine writer. Well worth reading on a cold day. You will be glad to have a copy!!!
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sam Vimes! A friend pestered me into reading this series and I'm glad she did! This book features Sam Vimes, a sarcastic member of the Night's Watch who is, underneath it all, a good man, as he tries to police the city of Ankh-Morpork with his bumbling watchmen. Sir Terry was hilarious and wrote such a smart and funny entry with this addition to the Discworld Universe. Also Sybil and her dragons are great. Pick this one up, you won't be disappointed
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beginning This book is a great starting point for the new Discworld reader. You can stick to the watch novels from here out and not feel like you are missing out from the first 8 books.
Date published: 2015-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Million to one odds A beautiful affectionate parody of the typical fantasy formula. Well worth the read. While it is hardly a full on parody, Guards! Guards! Explores (as the disc world series does) the absurdities of fantasy with a holy grailian abandon.
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb! It must be the fourth or fifth time that I have read this book, but I still laugh at it. Terry had a great sence of fun and it certainly shows here. Again I can only advise old readers to buy and enjoy this book.
Date published: 2015-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr The best one so far.
Date published: 2014-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inexhaustible wit and imagination It is a constant amazement that Terry Pratchett possesses a seemingly inexhaustible wit and imagination, and in this eighth installment in his Discworld series, that wit and imagination is in full flight (you will forgive the pun.) Filled with archetypes that shatter the definitions, the story clips along at an incendiary pace, exploding with humour, twisting with unexpected turns, and generally just takes you on a rollicking great read. If you're needing complete, unabashed escapism, you must venture out with Carrot, Captain Vimes and the swamp dragons.
Date published: 2012-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best of the best Guards Guards was the first Discworld novel I ever read. It got me hooked on one of the best series I can think of! I recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy, and anyone who enjoys parodies of the real world! With the same book, I have gotten at least 3 other people hooked on the Discworld series, and I am darn proud of it! Anyone who ever read The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, as well, would probably enjoy the Discworld books (and vice versa). Enjoyed Guards Guards? The next Discworld book featuring the Night Watch is Men at Arms. Enjoy!
Date published: 2008-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Terry Pratchett at his best I must say that Guards Guards was and still is one of the best reads I have had. It was hard to put down. It is definately a great book and spell binding. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2006-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Guards! Guards! This book was in fact my starting point for the wonderful Discworld series, and to this day remains one of my favorite three (thus it is also in the worst condition from it's many reads). Pratchett has an uncanny knack for pointing out the foibles and follies of whatever topic he happens to be on, and this tome he skewers politics, religion, mob justice, the law and of course overly pretentious fantasy novels (of which there are many). Any potential readers should keep an open mind and an even more open sense of humor! Note: I submitted this review here because I much prefer the British editions of Pratchett to the "dumbed down" USA editions.
Date published: 2001-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yet Another Discworld Gem "Guards! Guards!" is the eight Discworld novel, and it just keeps getting better and better. In this novel, Pratchett has decided to focus on an often overseen aspect of fantasy novels: the city guards. You know, those guys who fight the hero in chapter three, and even though they outnumber him 10 to 1, all end up dead in unnecessary spectacular fashion... Well, they lead unglamorous lives, but their story is as hysterical as the previous Discworld venues. There's a bit more self-reference here, so I would not recommend this book for a first Discworld trip; however, you HAVE to read Guards! Guards! once you're hooked on the Discworld formula.
Date published: 1999-11-16

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In the field of fantasy fiction, Terry Pratchett is a true original, and his Discworld novels have won over tens of thousands of fans to his quirky, inventive writing style. Guards! Guards! is his eighth Discworld book, and it is the story of an invasion by the awesome and terrifying dragons who rest far out of human sight and mind. Acquaint yourself with a cast of some of Pratchett's most original characters, including the self-absorbed Carrot and the hard-drinking Commander Vimes, who just doesn't seem to have what it takes to be a hero.