Book of the week: Men At Arms- Terry Pratchett

4.5/5

Genre: Comedy/Crime/Fantasy

Trigger Warnings: Mild Violence

Men At Arms is the 15th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. It centres on head of the Night Watch, Sam Vimes and his co-workers- a dwarf named Cuddy, a troll names Detritus, Carrot Ironfounderson who is a human raised as a dwarf, an unsavory corporal by the name of Nobby Nobbs, and a woman Angua Von Uberwald- amongst others.

Like with every Pratchett book it’s hard to explain exactly what it’s about. Vimes is getting married, a ‘gonne’ is stolen, and an assassin tries to bring a king back to rule Ankh-Morpork. It is full of the usual wit, imagination of all of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books. The rich array of characters means there’s at least a handful of people you’ll grow unnecessarily attached to (let’s face it, one of them will probably be Captain Carrot).

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“The river Anhk is probably the only river in the Universe on which investigators can chalk the outline of the corpse.”

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