Reveiw: Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett ★★★★½

Terry Pratchett was a very famous writer. His works are often recommended by many people and it’s unavoidable that I finally read one of his works.

The book has multiple characters that we will follow. There is hardly any main character though if I have to pick I would choose between Samuel Vimes and Carrot. Carrot is a human that has been raised by dwarfs and his height has started to become a problem so his adoptive father, a dwarf king, send him to become a night watch in an assumption that it’s an honourable and great profession. Unfortunately, night watch has not been great for years. Samuel Vimes is a captain of the night watch and he with two other people are the only night watch left since the death of one other member who was killed because he had run too fast and was killed. Ankh-Morpork is a special city where crimes are allowed if you have a license. So, now the night watch is merely a hollow job where they’re expected to pretend to enforce justice. There is a problem that is starting to raise. A hidden society is planning on overthrowing the patrician and hopes to return the king as the ruler.

I’m someone who enjoys humour in books but Pratchett book is the first satire that I’ve ever read. The humour seeps into the characters and the plot, which at many times are very ridiculous, and I think that’s what Pratchett was trying to achieve, I have to read for some time before I was used to it. Pratchett was able to weave the story that the humour doesn’t come as awkward and out of place. The characters are amazing. The flaws of the characters are shown very clearly and used very good. The plot of this book is not predictable even if the ending is a tiny bit of a letdown. Another thing that I want to say is that this book has the most memorable city. It’s distinctive and unique that no other book that I’ve read ever have because they focus on the world rather than a city. I can say for sure that I shall read his other books soon.

Rating: ★★★★½

Recommended: Do I even have to recommend this book considering how many people have read it? Anyway, read this book you won’t regret it. If you like satire.


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