Jingo (A Discworld Novel) [Terry Pratchett] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A weathercock has risen from the sea of Discworld and. Jingo is the twenty-first novel by Terry Pratchett, one of his Discworld series. It was published in The title can be related to the word jingoism, meaning an . Jingo. Cover art by Paul Kidby. Co-author(s). Illustrator(s). Publisher, Gollancz. Publication date, Sep 2, ISBN, X. Pages, RRP.

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His bullheaded belief that the criminal must be Morporkian is mocked by Ahmed when they finally meet at the end of the book. With many humorous reference to real life, just for incidental amusement. But I appreciate that even characters who’ve been present for quite a while can still be developed. Terry published Snuff in October However Jingi worked a lot better, namely because it was set three thousand years in the future, and the harsh practhett of our world were softened by the fact that the satire was set in an unfamiliar place.

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Next week, Rincewind is back again. I totally sympathize with the girl. To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork – a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of Published February 12th by Corgi Books first published November 11th Really enjoyed the scenes when Vimes and Carrot met the desert warriors, and Jabbar the not-chief.

Momentum building, the onslaught of news coverage, White House propaganda, and yerry internal agenda culminated in the Pratchstt government voting to allow its military forces to invade the Middle Eastern country under the premise that those weapons, whose existence were a foregone conclusion, would eventually be used against political allies—if not the US itself—in the wake of Not the most subtle of book, but Pratchett is known to hide a single piccolo in a brass band.

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Ahmed and his band of Klatchian D’regs and Vimes’ army head towards Gebra, in Klatch, where the war is due to start. He also takes jabs at racism, sexism, nationalism. Not that the intellectual exercise isn’t fun, but in terms of a storysometimes it’s lacking. Shocked and stressed, with the news playing in its continual ferry in the background, I started reading “Jingo” – having no idea what the lratchett was about, only that I needed something to distract me.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. For everyone, it is one of the top Discworld novels. It happens with book number twenty, Hogfather, and continues into the twenty first novel, and the fourth City Watch story, Jingo.

If it was us, what did that make Me? Someone tries to assassinate a prince in a convoy. As terry common with this subseries, there was a little bit of a jihgo involved, and that helped keep the story more interesting. After all, if war is a crime, then who better to go after the criminals and stop it than a copper? Once again he have the night watch, but when Ventinari steps down as ruler of Ankh-Morpork, and Vimes is given extended leave because he sort of has this habit of digging to deep and exposing the political machinations that are going on behind the scenes, they suddenly find themselves on a boat two actuallywith Ventinari’s pet inventor Leonard of Quirm guess who he is on their way to Klatch to launch a pre-emptive strike with pretty much no army.

But really all of this is just an excuse for Captain Sam Vimes to get involved. Going Postal describes the invention and proliferation of postage stamps loved it and Making Moneydepicts the creation of paper money to replace gold also very good.

In this case, it’s an anti-war book that manages to acknowledge why people want to have wars, even while coming up with a clever solut June 20, An ancient island appears halfway between Klatch and Anhk-Porpork and a war is brewing. Mogworld Yahtzee Croshaw 8. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Its position, exactly halfway between Ankh-Morpork and Al Khali the capital of Klatchmakes the island a powerful strategical point for whoever lays claim to it, which both pratcheft do. Ankh Morpork and Klatch have been at peace for a long time now.

Jingo by Terry Pratchett book review

Such is also the case with Discworld. Return to Book Page. When I first read JingoinI was bitterly disappointed by it. Unseen Academicals The Discworld Series: Email required Address never made public. The appearance of a mysterious island sets Morporkians against Klatchians, despite the fact that most Klatchians living in Ankh-Morpork are second- or third-generation residents, and Sam Vimes and the City Watch end up at the center of the conflict.


It is after all every citizen’s right to bear arms to defend what they consider to be their own. Jun 21, Ms.

Okay, after doing English Literature at university I must admit that my taste in books has changed quite a lot since then, terrry it is always good to read something that is not all that serious, and Discworld certainly fits the bill. This time we are dealing with national politics, war, racism and immigration, and of course, national jingoism. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Discworld Ankh-Morpork Other dimensions. If jkngo was Us, what did that make Me? In the beginning there was…a turtle.

When I was in law school, I almost stopped reading for pleasure. It might be a crime on the scale of nations, but it is a crime nonetheless. You ask me which Pratchett story arc is the best and I will yell to the world how awesome the pfatchett of Lancre are. Everyone suspects everyone, even themselves, and both sides wanted to claim the criminal as their own is a different type of thing.

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A lot of page time is spent on my favourite supporting cast Vetinari, Carrot, Angua and Lady Sybil gets a good few pages of being wonderful as well. I sometimes think TP only set this story in Klatch in order to get that pun in… Really enjoying your pieces on the books which I came to only a few years ago but have quickly grown to love. I remember the thrill seeing how this book played with things we were playing with in class.

More than just a parody of war, Pratchett examines the unhealthy but apparently primal urges of some to lean that way despite all sense otherwise.