Thud! (Discworld 34.) (City Watch 7.) 19 csillagozás

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Vigyázat! Cselekményleírást tartalmaz.

Koom Valley? That was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls. It was far away. It was a long time ago.

But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander 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 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.

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 2005

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Doubleday, London, 2018
462 oldal · keménytáblás · ISBN: 9780857525918
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HarperTorch, New York, 2006
398 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 0060815310
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Corgi, London, 2006
456 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9780552152679

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Korongvilág

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Noro 
Terry Pratchett: Thud!

Pratchett Őrség-alsorozatát csak nem tudom megunni. Bár talán már nem szól akkorát, mint az első három rész idején, még mindig ezekben a Korongvilág-sztorikban a legjobbak a karakterek. A történetben pedig jól megférnek a mostanában népszerű ponyvák paródiái a komolyabb kérdésekkel. Sir Terry ezúttal főleg a Da Vinci kódra és a vámpíros-csajos könyvekre csapott le különös kegyetlenséggel élvezettel, miközben azt kutatja a maga ironikus módján, mi késztet két népet állandó háborúskodásra, és a klasszikus kérdésre: „ki őrzi az őrzőket”, jellegzetesen pratchettes választ ad.

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ddani P
Terry Pratchett: Thud!

Az ember azt hinné, hogy egy regénysorozat a harminc-valahanyadik részére már kicsit elrozsdásodna, csak valahogy itt ez a Terry Pratchett, akiből úgy látszik ki kell nézni, hogy erre még negyven bőrt lehúz a Discworld érdekesmód ellaposíthatatlan hátáról. (Legalábbis nagyon remélem, hogy ideje és türelme engedi.) A szerepjáték és fantasy panelek mellett még jópár műfajt emulál, parodizál, marháskodik és lábjegyzetel, a cselekmény pedig csavaros és az egész könyv húz. Még!

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Noro 

Vetinari drummed his fingers on the table.
“What would you do if I asked you an outright question, Vimes?”
“I’d tell you a downright lie, sir.”

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Noro 

When people are trying to kill you, it means you’re doing something right.

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Noro 

Vimes had never got on with any game much more complex than darts. Chess in particular had always annoyed him. It was the dumb way the pawns went off and slaughtered their fellow pawns while the kings lounged about doing nothing that always got to him; if only the pawns united, maybe talked the rooks around, the whole board could’ve been a republic in a dozen moves.

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Noro 

“I’m in deep copro, right?” he said.
“Certainly we need to talk to you,” said Carrot. “Do you want a lawyer?”
“No, I ate already.”
“You eat lawyers?” said Carrot.
Brick gave him an empty stare until sufficient brain had been mustered.
“What d’y’call dem fings, dey kinda crumble when you eat dem?” he ventured.
Carrot looked at Detritus and Angua, to see if there was going to be any help there.
“Could be lawyers,” he conceded.
“Dey go soggy if you dips ’em in somfing,” said Brick, as if undertaking a forensic examination.
“More likely to be biscuits, then?” Carrot suggested.
“Could be. Inna packet wi’ all paper on. Yeah, biscuits.”
“What I meant,” said Carrot, “was when we talk to you, do you want someone to be on your side?”
“Yes please. Everyone,” said Brick promptly.

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Noro 

YOU SEE, YOU ARE HAVING A NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE, WHICH INESCAPABLY MEANS THAT I MUST UNDERGO A NEAR-VIMES EXPERIENCE.

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pdaniel

Once you had a good excuse, you opened the door to bad excuses.

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ddani P

DON'T MIND ME. CARRY ON WITH WHATEVER YOU WERE DOING. I HAVE A BOOK.

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silex

'And it is not a religion, commander. Tak wrote the World and the Laws, and then He left us. He does not require that we think of Him, only that we think.'

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Noro 

"Different worlds, Commander. Down here, it would be unwise to trust your metaphors. To see the light is to be blinded. Do you not know that in the darkness, the eyes open wider?”

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pdaniel

Fred grunted his disdain for a mere fact of geography. 'War, Nobby. Huh! What is it good for?' he said.
'Dunno, sarge. Freeing slaves, maybe?'
'Absol- Well, okay.'
'Defending yourself from a totalitarian aggressor?'
'All right, I'll grant you that, but-'
'Saving civilization against a horde of-'
'It doesn't do any good in the long run is what I'm saying, Nobby, if you'd listen for five seconds together,' said Fred Colon sharply.
'Yeah, but in the long run what does, sarge?'


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