Jingo

Jingo

A Discworld Novel

Book - 1998
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It isn't much of an island that rises up one moonless night from the depths of the Circle Sea -- just a few square miles of silt and some old ruins. Unfortunately, the historically disputed lump of land called Leshp is once again floating directly between Ankh-Morpork and the city of Al-Khali on the coast of Klatch -- which is spark enough to ignite that glorious internationalpastime called "war." Pressed into patriotic service, Commander Sam Vimes thinks he should be leading his loyal watchmen, female watchdwarf, and lady werewolf into battle against local malefactors rather than against uncomfortably well-armed strangers in the Klatchian desert. But war is, after all, simply the greatest of all crimes -- and it's Sir Samuel's sworn duty to seek out criminal masterminds wherever they may be hiding ... and lock them away before they can do any real damage. Even the ones on his own side.

Publisher: New York : HarperPrism, 1998, c1997
ISBN: 9780061059063
9780061050473
0061050474
0061059064
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION PRATCHETT
Characteristics: 323 p. ; 25 cm

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GuyN
Nov 05, 2018

I had forgotten just how funny this Pratchett is. Rereading it untied the knots in my brain.

Vilka Jun 04, 2018

An excellent, witty, and extremely relevant comedy. When a long-sunken island resurfaces in the sea between two countries, the longtime neighbors immediately start bickering over it. Soon xenophobia and nationalism stir up rumblings of imminent war, and it's up to the cynical, grumpy head of the City Watch (with his motley crew of watchmen) and the machiavellian city Patrician to prevent that from happening, despite everyone else's wishes.

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thebnc
Mar 22, 2013

A fantastic entry into the Discworld series, hilarious if a little slow at about the 60% mark.

If you haven't read any of the Discworld books, I'd recommend starting with "Guards! Guards!," which is the first book about the City Watch.

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TDUPUS
Oct 13, 2012

While I've greatly enjoyed most of the Pratchett novels I've read, this one is my favorite. I laughed out loud at Nobby's adventures posing as a woman; as he and his fellow officers try to prevent a war. This is a great book!

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hgibbins
Apr 07, 2012

Another great addition to the Disc World saga.

neko Aug 22, 2009

On the very brink of war sports can sometimes be the best way to get factions to agree to something.

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higi098
Nov 25, 2010

higi098 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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higi098
Nov 16, 2010

When the lost island of Leshp rises from the sea, coastal neighbors Ankh-Morpork and Klatch both claim to own it. Push comes to shove and both of the superpowers are at war. Cmdr. Vimes of the City watch is caught up in a tale of spitting camels, magic rugs and a man who dresses like a woman.

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higi098
Nov 25, 2010

Vimes's grin was as funny as the one that moves very fast towards drowning men. And has a fin on top.

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