Jingo (Discworld, #21; City Watch, #4) by Terry Pratchett

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Throughout history, there's always been a perfectly good reason to start a war. Never more so if it is over a 'strategic' piece of old rock in the middle of nowhere. It is after all every citizen's right to bear arms to defend what they consider to be their own. Even if it isn't. And in such pressing circumstances, you really shouldn't let small details like the absence of an army or indeed the money to finance one get in the way of a righteous fight with all the attendant benefits of out-and-out nationalism...



Title : Jingo (Discworld, #21; City Watch, #4)
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ISBN : 0552154164
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 461 pages


Reviews


Nathan rated it ★★★★☆

April 10, 2014

The Complete Discworld Reread I am a Granny Weatherwax guy. With no hesitation. You ask me which Pratchett story arc is the best and I will yell to the world how awesome the witches of Lancre are. But I got a dirty secret; it wasn’t always this way to me. Granny is the other woman, the one I left...


Melindam rated it ★★★★★

October 25, 2017

‘Why are our people going out there?’ said Mr Boggis of the Thieves’ Guild. ‘Because they are showing a brisk pioneering spirit and seeking wealth and . . . additional wealth in a new land,’ said Lord Vetinari. ‘What’s in it for the Klatchians?’ said Lord Downey. ‘Oh, they’ve gone out there because...


Ashley rated it ★★★★☆

March 26, 2017

"It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of...


José rated it ★★★★★

August 22, 2016

English | Español (más abajo) This is the Spanish edition of Jingo, I'll try to write a review soon. I haven't had much time lately and I have an awful lot of pending reviews ¬¬. In short: go read it, every single Terry Pratchett book is worth your money and time; especially this one since it's on...


Lyn rated it ★★★☆☆

September 21, 2017

War, huh, yeah What is it good for Absolutely nothing War, huh, yeah What is it good for Absolutely nothing Say it again, why'all – Edwin Starr Gen'rals gathered in their masses, Just like witches at black masses Evil minds that plot destruction, Sorcerer of death's construction In the fields the bodies bur...


David rated it ★★★☆☆

April 05, 2016

Ankh-Morpork Goes to War 5 April 2016 I have to admit that I'm quite surprised that I have now read 21 of the Discworld books. Okay, that actually isn't much of an effort where I'm concerned considering that for some inexplicable reason I ended ploughing through a large majority of the Xanth books...


Richard rated it ★★★☆☆

June 17, 2015

6/10 This is the weakest Watch novel I’ve read to date, quite simply the bar has been set too high in the previous novels meaning that a small blip is quite a noticeable drop in quality. Whilst entertaining in parts it became a bit of a chore to finish this one with a very convoluted plot which st...


Wastrel rated it ★★★☆☆

November 03, 2016

Con: largely disposable within the context of Discworld and feels a little like an afterthought. Highly patronising, with vague suggestions of some somewhat iffy political assumptions. Inadequate plot (partly I think on purpose). Pro: very funny. Surprisingly enjoyable. A chance to see the Watch c...


Marko rated it ★★★★★

January 27, 2015

Necu da spojlerisem i bicu kratak...Za sada NAJBOLJI roman o strazi disksveta.Poznati cinik i ironik Pracet dohvatio se politicko-diplomatske tematike i objasnio nam ukratko pocinju ratovi, sta se desava sa ljudima, medjuetnicke sukobe i jos trista nesto svasta.Moram da priznam, citajuci ovu knji...


Kathleen rated it ★★★★☆

October 08, 2017

I love this Discworld "City Watch" sub-series. Love the characters: Commander Sam Vimes, Lord Vetinari, Captain Carrot, the troll Detritus, and the whole multi-species gang of street patrollers. About the title, from lspace Annotated Pratchett: "By jingo!" is an archaic, jocular oath, of obscure...





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