Night Watch: A Novel of Discworld (Mass Market)
Title: Night Watch (and ALL Discworld books!)
This is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE novels (which is part of one of my all time favorite series: Discworld, that has no set order by the way so begin anywhere!)
This is the height of satifical fantasy. Terry Pratchett became famous and beloved for imparting wise and worthy social commentary via spot-on, laugh-out-loud humor, unique and personable characters, and plots with great mysteries. His tone is NEVER pedantic or grim. Every human living in modern day society will finding themselves grinning, nodding, laughing, and falling in love with the contents of Pratchett's work.
Seriously-- give it a shot!!!
If you want to know more about this particular novel, here goes:
Vimes, night watch copper in the quintessential CITY, Ankh-Morpork (and my favorite character), goes on his best adventure. Get ready for time travel, revolt and rebellion, ethical quandaries on police authority and brutality (something that will make an especially interesting read in these times), roof-top chases, mysteries within mysteries, and a fantastic wink and a nod to Les Miserables.
How many times have I read this book? I've lost count... but it's definitely time for another re-read. Oh Joy!
PS- the audiobook narrators (there have been 2 for all the different books) are excellent, and I highly recommend listening to these for audiophiles!— From Zazu's Past Picks 2
Sir Sam Vimes gets knocked back in time thirty years in this rollicking adventure in Terry Pratchett's bestselling Discworld® series
One moment Sir Sam Vimes is in his old-patrolman form, chasing a sweet-talking psychopath across the rooftops of Ankh-Morpork. The next, he's lying naked in the street, having been sent back thirty years, courtesy of a group of time-manipulating monks who won't leave well-enough alone. This Discworld is a dark place that Vimes remembers all too well—three decades before his title, fortune, beloved wife, and child on the way. Worse still, the murderer he's pursuing has been transported back with him. And on top of that—it's the eve of a fabled street rebellion that killed a few good (and not so good) men. Sam Vimes knows his duty, and by changing history he might just save some worthwhile necks—though it could cost him his own personal future. Plus there's a chance to steer a novice watchman straight and teach him a valuable thing or three about policing—an impressionable young copper named Sam Vimes.
About the Author
Sir Terry Pratchett was the internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books, including his phenomenally successful Discworld series. His young adult novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal, and Where's My Cow?, his Discworld book for “readers of all ages,” was a New York Times bestseller. His novels have sold more than seventy five million (give or take a few million) copies worldwide. Named an Officer of the British Empire “for services to literature,” Pratchett lived in England. He died in 2015 at the age of sixty-six.
“Masterful and brilliant.”
— Fantasy & Science Fiction