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Men At Arms: (Discworld Novel 15) (Discworld…
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Men At Arms: (Discworld Novel 15) (Discworld Novels) (1993 original; edició 2013)

de Terry Pratchett (Autor)

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'Be a MAN in the City Watch! The City Watch needs MEN!' But what it's got includes Corporal Carrot (technically a dwarf), Lance-constable Cuddy (really a dwarf), Lance constable Detritus (a troll), Lance constable Angua (a woman... most of the time) and Corporal Nobbs (disqualified from the human race for shoving). And they need all the help they can get. Because they've only got twenty-four hours to clean up the town and this is Ankh-Morpork we're talking about...… (més)
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Títol:Men At Arms: (Discworld Novel 15) (Discworld Novels)
Autors:Terry Pratchett (Autor)
Informació:Corgi (2013), 432 pages
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Men at Arms de Terry Pratchett (1993)

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The City Watch books are really starting to develop into something here... the plot was exciting and twisty, I loved the addition of Angua as a protagonist, and Vimes and Carrot are in top form.

I'm still a Ramtops girl at heart, but I'm quite enjoying my time here in Ankh-Morpork. ( )
  misslevel | Sep 22, 2021 |
Yet another fantastic entry in the Discworld series. You'd think, fifteen books in, that the characters, the plots, the settings, and the jokes would be getting a touch lame by now.

It's a testament to Pratchett's genius that, if anything, all are getting better. Corporal Carrot, initially a one-note joke, has real depth now, and the reader can't help both empathizing with him, and loving him. Detritus and Cubby, both new characters, are simply a blast.

And now, Pratchett gives us a murder mystery, while still applying his shockingly sharp wit to a variety of topics.

God, I love this series. ( )
  TobinElliott | Sep 3, 2021 |
Delightful. Charming. Amusing. ( )
  Stephen.Lawton | Aug 7, 2021 |
Continuing the story of Guards! Guards!, Men at Arms follows all of my favorite characters from that former on a grand new adventure (of sorts).

We have Corporal Carrot:

Colon thought Carrot was simple. Carrot often struck people as simple. And he was. Where people went wrong was thinking that simple meant the same thing as stupid.

He's direct to a fault, not out of malice but rather because that's just the way he feels the world ought to be. Also, he might just become the King of Ankh-Morpork...

There's Captain Vimes:


“And give me some coffee. Black as midnight on a moonless night."

Harga looked surprised. That wasn't like Vimes.

"How black's that, then?" he said.

"Oh, pretty damn black, I should think."

"Not necessarily."

"What?"

"You get more stars on a moonless night. Stands to reason. They show up more. It can be quite bright on a moonless night."

Vimes sighed.

"An overcast moonless night?" he said.

Harga looked carefully at his coffee pot.

"Cumulus or cirro-nimbus?"

"I'm sorry? What did you say?"

"You get city lights reflected off cumulus, because it's low lying, see. Mind you, you can get high-altitude scatter off the ice crystals in--"

"A moonless night," said Vimes, in a hollow voice, "that is as black as coffee.”


About to get married and leave the City Watch (and not happy about it), Vimes is a wonderful grumpy old man how's better at his job than even he thinks he is.

New in this book, we have Angua.


“The boldest of the three moved suddenly, grabbed Angua and pulled her upright. "We walk out of here unharmed or the girl gets it, all right?" he snarled.

Someone sniggered.

"I hope you're not going to kill anyone," said Carrot.

"That's up to us!"

"Sorry, was I talking to you?" said Carrot.”


The epitome of kickass heroine with a secret, she's wonderfully done. I hope to see more of her in future books (and have a sneaky suspicion she'll stick around for a while).

And finally (heh) Death:


“I believe in reincarnation,” Bjorn said.

I KNOW.

“I tried to live a good life. Does that help?”

THAT’S NOT UP TO ME. Death coughed. OF COURSE... SINCE YOU BELIEVE IN REINCARNATION... YOU’LL BE BJORN AGAIN.


Death is absolutely one of my favorite characters when he's in other people's stories (he doesn't quite work as a protagonist in my opinion

Plotswise, The City Watch series thus far is interesting in that it has what feels like a lot more of a consistent plot than many of the other Discworld books rather than a single central idea and a bunch of jokes around it.

Overall, a wonderful book. There is a reason people suggest starting Discworld with the City Watch books. ( )
  jpv0 | Jul 21, 2021 |
Liked this one much better than its predecessor. Characters are growing on me, especially Corporal Carrot. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
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Though dotted with good and bad jokes Men at Arms isn't as purely funny as some of the series' earlier installments. Racial prejudice and gun control elicit some uncomfortably close-to-the-bone satire, while the search for the killer and his weapon is almost too gripping. By all means, give Pratchett a try, though you might want to start with, say, The Color of Magic or Guards! Guards! These books can sometimes be hard to find, even in paperback, but they repay any effort expended. I keep my copies on the shelf next to P.G. Wodehouse and Donald Westlake.
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Planer, NigelNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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Corporal Carrot, Ankh-Morpork City Guard (Night Watch), sat down in his nightshirt, took up his pencil, sucked the end for a moment, and then wrote: 'Dearest Mume and Dad, Well here is another fine Turnup for the Books, for I have been made Corporal!!
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'Be a MAN in the City Watch! The City Watch needs MEN!' But what it's got includes Corporal Carrot (technically a dwarf), Lance-constable Cuddy (really a dwarf), Lance constable Detritus (a troll), Lance constable Angua (a woman... most of the time) and Corporal Nobbs (disqualified from the human race for shoving). And they need all the help they can get. Because they've only got twenty-four hours to clean up the town and this is Ankh-Morpork we're talking about...

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