Thud! by Terry PratchettThud! by Terry Pratchett


byTerry Pratchett

Mass Market Paperback | September 12, 2006

Book 34 of 41 
Discworld series

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Vroom Valley? That was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls. It was very far away. It was a long time ago. But if he doesn’t solve the murder of just one dwarf, Command Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office. With his beloved Watch crumbling around him and his war-drums sounding, he must unravel every clue, outwit every assassin and brave any darkness to find the solution. And darkness is following him. Oh . . . and at six o’clock every day, without fail, with no excuses, he must go home to read Where’s My Cow?, with all the right farmyard noises, to his little boy. There are some things you have to do!
TERRY PRATCHETT is one of the most popular authors writing today. He lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire and says he 'doesn't want to get a life, because it feels as though he's trying to lead three already'. He was appointed OBE in 1998. He is the author of the phenomenally successful Discworld series and his trilogy for young reader...
Title:Thud!Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:309 pages, 7.2 × 4.6 × 1.5 inPublished:September 12, 2006Publisher:TransworldLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0552152676

ISBN - 13:9780552152679

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Terry Pratchett You can't find an author that compares with Terry Pratchett's story telling abilities. So funny, smart and witty. Having read all his books I am at a loss of where to turn to next and nothing else measures up. Make sure you read these books in order of publication or you miss so many references and jokes.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best This is my favourite Discworld book, because Sam Vimes's character development in this novel is amazing. I laughed and marvelled at the powerful messages Sir Terry manages to convey in these books, and very much enjoyed following Vimes and his family throughout the book.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the Best I have come back to this book yet again, it is one of best of the Watch series and I really enjoy reading it.
Date published: 2015-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Another brilliant TP! Vines is one of my favorite characters and this book shows his soft side. Feels like a good end to the Comes series
Date published: 2015-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another great story of the City Watch The City Watch stories in Disc World are probably my favourite, simply because of Commander Samuel Vimes is such a fun character. His traditions and honour, with the Pratchett humour, makes for a startlingly well cut character.
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Great Discworld Novel! Thud! is Terry Pratchett's 34th novel in the hugely popular Discworld series. Across all the lands trolls and dwarfs have never gotten along. In Discworld, this is also the case. Many, many years ago there was the great Battle of Koom Valley, a battle so great that a rather crazy painter, Methodia Rascal, painted an almost-to-scale painting of the fight between the trolls and the dwarfs. In modern day Ankh-Morpork, where there is always something happening, the trolls and dwarfs are set to go to battle again, at the anniversary of the Battle of Koom Valley. What starts with the theft of the painting by Methodia Rascal, leads to a journey for not just the dwarfs and the trolls, but also for Commander Vimes and his Watch. As usual, Terry Pratchett has delivered a wonderful, humourous and exciting novel. Along with delving into the very much controversial issue of racism, here being portrayed between the trolls and the dwarfs, Pratchett also pokes fun at fundamentalism, between the deep down dwarfs -who consider themselves true dwarfs- and the surface dwarfs. Every Discworld fan has their favourite characters. I've always been fond of the wizards and the witches, who couldn't love the ever-failing Rincewind, and the nerves of steel with Granny Weatherwax? While many of my friends have adored all the Watch novels, I've enjoyed them immensely, but not loved any of the characters. Thud! changed this for me. Starting with Guards! Guards! Commander Sam Vines' character has slowly been evolving, and Pratchett has really opened him up in Thud! As we watch Commander Vines take battle amongst the trolls and dwarfs to try and bring about peace, he also shows his softer side as every night he must be home at 6pm sharp to read Where is my cow? to his son, young Sam. All in all, Thud! was a wonderful trip down the Discworld, and I'm looking forward to more from Terry Pratchett and the quirky Disc.
Date published: 2009-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book was absolutely fantastic. Terry Pratchett spins a web of fantasy that will catch you in it every time.
Date published: 2007-04-16

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