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Guards! Guards! (1989)

de Terry Pratchett

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Sèrie: Discworld: City Watch (1), Biblioteca Terry Pratchett (8)

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Here there be dragons . . . and the denizens of Ankh-Morpork wish one huge firebreather would return from whence it came. Long believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco nobilis ("noble dragon" for those who don't understand italics) has appeared in Discworld's greatest city. Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path, in rather short order it is crowned King (it is a noble dragon, after all . . .). Meanwhile, back at Unseen University, an ancient and long-forgotten volume -- The Summoning of Dragons -- is missing from the Library's shelves. To the rescue come Captain Vimes, Constable Carrot, and the rest of the Night Watch who, along with other brave citizens, risk everything, including a good roasting, to dethrone the flying monarch and restore order to Ankh-Morpork (before it's burned to a crisp). A rare tale, well done as only Terry Pratchett can.… (més)
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Anglès (194)  Castellà (3)  Polonès (2)  Danès (1)  Francès (1)  Italià (1)  Suec (1)  Noruec (1)  Alemany (1)  Totes les llengües (205)
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My first Discworld book. I resolved to start with a series and thought City Watch sounded good. I liked this book, and it's also a great place to start. The double advantage of both the great characters (Vimes being a great one, but I can see Carrot is going to be a lot of fun, and of course Colon and Nobbs are fantastic. I was less enthused with the guildsmen that called forth the dragon, but they were OK. Wonse, the villain, is wonderfully stupid, and the descriptions of the incredible Lady Sybil Ramkin are some of the most glorious that I've read. She is quite a character. ( )
  jsmick | Oct 30, 2022 |
This book has 200+ reviews, so one more isn't going to hurt. This was my first Terry Pratchett novel, and boy did it change everything. His style of writing hit something in me I had always craved to see and tried to write myself at a young age. Terry Pratchett is a one of a kind, well beloved author who can't be exactly replicated although many have tried. I believe everyone in the world should own at least one and have read at least one Terry Pratchett novel. I could go on about Terry Pratchett as a person and writer- but now I will cover the story.
Set in Discworld (his own high fantasy, original world creation)- this is the first book in the City Watch sub-series collection. For those that don't know, many of Terry’s characters became so beloved that they spawned their own series within the Discworld saga. Each novel is stand alone and you can read in any order you choose and start anywhere chronologically (Take it from me- I started with this one, and it's #8 in the Discworld collection).
Guards! Guards! will have you smiling, laughing, on the edge of your seat, and wishing you could have a pet dragon even more. It will have you asking questions with answers you'd never expect, and that's such an engaging way to keep the reader invested. Everything - the biting humor, the characters, the character's development, the pacing, the story - all work together and harmonize brilliantly. Inclusions of a few plot twists and an ending you won't see coming!

This will always be my recommendation as the starting point to any new Pratchett reader or someone in need of a remarkable, memorable and well written satire. If you want to get into Discworld or even Terry Pratchett himself, start here, and if you're already a fan or even a dragon lover, absolutely have this one in your library! You won't regret it! ( )
  am08279 | Oct 27, 2022 |
Tres cosas antes de comenzar:
Chile y la crisis me afectó bastante a lo cual no pude continuar con los ritmos de lecturas que había mantenido de forma impecable hasta esos días de octubre. Como no se pudo controlar la situación, llegó un pésimo momento donde no podía con ninguna lectura.
Convid-19, crisis de salud mundial. Este libro estará marcado por las crisis y esta fue peor, la mudanza y después cuarentena formó un ambiente que contra todo ayudo en parte para terminar este libro. Pero por estas mismas situaciones me lleno de rabia ya que me impidió el disfrutarlo como lo merecía.

Primer libro de Mundo Disco y que decir? Es un viaje sin retorno. Es una narrativa tan simple y rápida como un viaje en bus a otra ciudad, pero un lugar donde en verdad te quieres quedar. Personajes amigables muchos por no decir todos, aunque esa es la verdad. Me hizo reír a ratos y enojarme en otros, pero no demasiado porque el desarrollo acababa en risas o suaves momentos.
Vimes creo que es el personaje destacado por excelencia y es que su personalidad además del pequeño crecimiento que se percibe en estas páginas, te hacen tener un apego profundo que en verdad quieres seguir y seguir por el resto de las entregas.
Igual mi favorita es Lady Sybil. Poderosa y empoderada, en verdad me enamoré en cuanto empezó a mostrar su carácter y solo quiero seguir avanzando con ella, su historia y su relación ♥

Espero retomar estos libros, recomendaré este para cualquier lector principiante, en cualquier clase y cualquiera que pase un mal momento. ( )
  pmesinas | Sep 28, 2022 |
Really fun story with lots of great characters. I do wish there was more exploration into the characters of Nobby & Colon. Good overall, though, & I enjoyed this just as much as the other Discworld books I've read ( )
  brp6kk | Sep 6, 2022 |
This is a fun book about useless guards that become a little less useless when a dragon attacks their city. There is the search for what is good and evil and some really interesting characters. I enjoyed it.
As it happens with most of the Discworld books I have read, I love it at first then I get a little bored in the middle and then I like the ending a lot again. I am not sure why this keeps happening but it might be the comedy. I get tired of too much of the same kind of jokes at once and that is why I need to be in a specific mood to read books by Terry Pratchett. ( )
  elderlingfae | Aug 11, 2022 |
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Pratchett, Terryautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Aaranovitch, BenIntroduccióautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Andersen, DougAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Coulon, PatrickTraductionautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Ittekot, VenugopalanTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kaer, KristaToimetaja.autor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kantůrek, JanTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kidby, PaulIl·lustradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kirby, JoshAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kopp, ArminSprecherautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Lindforss, PeterTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Macía Orío, CristinaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Mets, HillarKujundaja.autor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Monn, ThomasSprecherautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Pieretti, AntonellaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Pieretti, AntonellaTraduttoreautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Planer, NigelNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Riera, ErnestTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Schwegler, RuthSprecherautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Sohár, AnikóTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Sweet, Darrell K.Autor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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They may be called the Palace Guard, the City Guard, or the Patrol. Whatever the name, their purpose in any work of heroic fantasy is identical: it is, round about Chapter Three (or ten minutes into the film) to rush into the room, attack the hero one at a time, and be slaughtered. No-one ever asks them if they wanted to.

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And also to Mike Harrison, Mary Gentle, Neil Gaiman and all the others who assisted with and laughed at the idea of L-space; too bad we never used Schrodinger's Paperback . . .
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"Have another drink, not-Corporal Nobby?" said Sergeant Colon unsteadily. "I do not mind if I do, not-Sgt Colon," said Nobby.

-- The joys of working undercover (Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!)
The dragon—the dragon—was peering down interestedly over the guttering. Its face alone was taller than a man. Its eyes were the size of very large eyes, colored a smoldering red and filled with an intelligence that had nothing to do with human beings. It was far older, for one thing. It was an intelligence that had already been long basted in guile and marinated in cunning by the time a group of almost-monkeys were wondering whether standing on two legs was a good career move. It wasn’t an intelligence that had any truck with, or even understood, the arts of diplomacy.
"When you really need them the most," he said, "million-to-one chances always crop up. Well-known fact."
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Here there be dragons . . . and the denizens of Ankh-Morpork wish one huge firebreather would return from whence it came. Long believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco nobilis ("noble dragon" for those who don't understand italics) has appeared in Discworld's greatest city. Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path, in rather short order it is crowned King (it is a noble dragon, after all . . .). Meanwhile, back at Unseen University, an ancient and long-forgotten volume -- The Summoning of Dragons -- is missing from the Library's shelves. To the rescue come Captain Vimes, Constable Carrot, and the rest of the Night Watch who, along with other brave citizens, risk everything, including a good roasting, to dethrone the flying monarch and restore order to Ankh-Morpork (before it's burned to a crisp). A rare tale, well done as only Terry Pratchett can.

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