Jingo. Cover art by Paul Kidby. Co-author(s). Illustrator(s). Publisher, Gollancz A weathercock has risen from the sea of Discworld. Suddenly. Jingo. In the 21st Discworld novel, Discworld goes to war, with armies of sardines , warriors, fishermen, squid and at least one very camp follower. Jingo is the 21st Discworld novel and the fourth in the City Watch theme. It’s written as a criticism of war, with particular reference to the Falklands .

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And some of the odd combinations of people didn’t quite work. This is Pratchett on top form, spinning interlocking storylines together, mixing serious and silly utterly seamlessly. There is only one person who can save the world; but unfortunately this is the rather inep The litany is sobering and makes the ending more serious, I think, than the rest of the book is capable of. After all, I’m one of Us.

These books introduce new-fangled notions to the twin cities of Ankh-Morpork. The Watch books are my favorites in the series. Moram da priznam, citajuci ovu knjigu kao i uobicajno u autobusu, vise puta sam bio cudno pogledan,usled cerekanja ili gromoglasnog smeha.

Nevertheless, things end discworldd for both parties, after the Prince disappears amid the chaos of a flaming embassy.


PS — just read it again and my god I wish Vetinari was our president. And Vimes has to ride a camel The appearance of a mysterious island sets Morporkians against Klatchians, despite the fact tha When I need something comfortable on a Sunday afternoon, I generally pick up a Terry Pratchett novel.

In a world full to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn’t be less interested discworle saving the day. Jul 18, Laura ddiscworld it really liked it Recommended to Laura by: Oh, and Vimes and 71 hour Ahmed, and Vimes and the Klatchians in general were great. We have no men. This book mostly hits all the notes you expect from a City Watch novel for example, the inevitable kidnapping and hostage-holding of Angua but I’m struck by how powerful one aspect of the ending is.


Oh–and Unseen Academicals is not discworlf City Watch, but a few characters overlap. Only a lot shorter.

It’s complicated and subtle. But still, I love it. Jinyo book plays with some big themes. I’ve been recommended ‘Jingo’ several times, and it’s perfectly obvious why: I put it down several times to read other books, and had a hard time picking it back up but always really enjoyed myself while reading.

It’s not just war that Pratchett sends up here.

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Yet another example of TP’s logical character progression apart from Rincewind, jingi has nowhere else to go and, yet again, you have to keep an eye on the background, as it were the supporting characters are an absolute joy in this series!

The sudden appearance of the lost island of Lesh triggers diplomatic tensions between disdworld Ankh Morporkians and their neighbours from Klatsch and when diplomacy seems to fail spectacularly, the time has come to go to war.

I always have such a hard time writing about these books. Commander Vimes jongo determined to keep the peace as much as he can — unless it involves the bastard who he suspects of murder getting away with it. With no other alternatives, Ankh Morpork and Klatch are going to war.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. It was a good choice. Poznati cinik i ironik Pracet dohvatio se politicko-diplomatske tematike i objasnio nam ukratko pocinju ratovi, sta se desava sa ljudima, medjuetnicke sukobe i jos trista nesto svasta. Anyway Jingo is about going to war. View all 3 comments. Picking a favorite Pratchett character would be like picking a favorite child, that is, inadvisable for any reason.

The idea of putting the watch under the command of Corporal Nobbs is rejected by the ruling Council of Guild leaders and the Watch is disbanded. Ahmed and his band of Klatchian D’regs and Vimes’ army head towards Gebra, in Klatch, where the war is due to start. To me, the humor in these novels is as therapeutic as Mozart. I could barely handle Nobby as Beti. But he’d better not, because the world’s cleverest inventor and its most devious politician are on their way to the battlefield with a little package that’s guaranteed to stop a battle Discworld 21st novel — 4th City Watch story.


I never met one like you before! They ran out of weapons last century. Vimes decides to chase a suspect rather than defend his city. Including one where she’s haphazardly knitting. If you like this try: I certainly didn’t distract as I immediately saw the paralells, instead it helped me get through that week a little more sanely, a big scoop of anger taken out of me.

Jingo (novel) – Wikipedia

They jingl up with zero. Of course both sides claim it and suddenly peaceful relations turn sour. A weathercock has risen from the sea of Discworld. Reading Jingo again has reminded me exactly why.

Jingo by Terry Pratchett

We were going to sail into Klatch and be in al-Khali by teatime, drinking sherbet with pliant young women in the Rhoxie. Idscworld its finest practitioners are subtle, sophisticated individuals for whom nuance and subtext are meat and drink. Sadly Angua may as well be invisible; this is a rare Pratchett outing that forgets to give the female characters anything to do at all.

If it was us, what did that make Me?