Happy the glorious 25th of May everyone 🙂
I know I posted earlier in the week but today is an important day! I forgot that today is the day of the rebellion in Ankh Morpork!
For any of you who don’t know I love Terry Pratchett and the Discworld series. They are amazing, if you haven’t read them, don’t worry. Start with Mort and then go on to Guards! Guards! and follow those streams of The Watch and Death until you read Going Postal and then read the Witches and Rincewind threads and then all of the random ones. Or at least that’s how I recommend it. 🙂
So if you haven’t read Night Watch, I’m gonna get a teeny tiny bit spoilery!
Night Watch is a Vimes thread book (yaaaaay) and deals with time travel in the Discworld (helpfully set up in Thief of Time) There’s murderers, meeting his younger self, dodgey looking doctors, and trying to change the outcome of a bloody rebellion. Its actually a really captivating read right from the start, which is unusual as because of the nature of the Diiscworld books they tend to be difficult to get though the first 100 pages, the pay off is always worth it though.
I think this is my favourite Discworld book, with maybe Going Postal coming in a close second. I love the humour of Vimes mixed with the complications of the time travel. Being a bit of a Sci-Fi nerd, time travel always gets my heart racing.
It’s also a very interesting way of seeing Ankh Morpork as it was before Vetinari took over and to get a back story which is so delicious because of the refusal to really explain Vetenari at all. Pratchett dangles his story in this one and then slowly removes it without the reader being aware what has happened.
This is a pivotal read in the Discworld series, explaining a lot about the running of Ankh Morpork before we as readers are introduced and in the present. The time travel creates obvious hilarity and is just a really captivating tense read.
I love Terry Pratchett
Happy Reading everyone! xx