Men at Arms

by Terry Pratchett | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0552140287 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingcatsalivewing of Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on 4/17/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by wingcatsalivewing from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Monday, April 17, 2006
Pratchett skewers the hard-boiled detective novel as effectively as he's satired fantasy fiction all these years. Set on Discworld, there are a few more gargoyles and exploding dragons than Sam Spade ever had to deal with. But there's a trail of corpses and a hero named Carrot determined to track down the killer. His partners-the token dwarf, troll and werewolf on the police force-must overcome discrimination as well as the occasional rampaging orangutan. Although Men at Arms isn't as consistently funny as his earlier novels, the dialogue is hilarious, and Pratchett's take on affirmative action is a whole lot of fun. There's not a lot of rational narrative cause-and-effect here, but it doesn't really matter. As usual, Pratchett provides enough bad-tempered clowns, bloodthirsty trolls and dogs with low self-esteem to keep readers entertained.

Journal Entry 2 by wingcatsalivewing at A fellow BXer in Aussie Post, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (5/30/2006 UTC) at A fellow BXer in Aussie Post, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to Melanie2474, a winner in my '1000 books released' RABCK draw. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by Melanie2474 from Narrabundah, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Sunday, June 11, 2006
Thanks for my 'gift' - another one from my wishlist

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