Night Watch is by far my favourite Discworld book, and one of my favourite novels ever. It is so Vimes-centered that I can't not love it with every inch of myself. I feared it would be disappointing on second read, but it was every bit as amazing as the first time I've read it....Continua
Discworld, Ank Morpork. Commander Vimes is about to arrest Carcer in the Unseen University magic library... when they are brought back to 30 years in the past. Everything has still to happen and, although Vimes only wants to get back, they both can't help but living there ...meeting the young themselves perhaps and messing up everything. But history always finds a way. Fascinating....Continua
Despite not being in total accord with the social and political implications of this book, it is a damn great read.
And young Vetinari is a bloody genius.
Do it. This is, quite simply, the greatest thing Terry Pratchett ever wrote - and that is saying something, because the man is a literary genius. The story is moving and powerful while still retaining the satirical hilarity that Discworld fans expect, and the characters are vivid and likeable (not to mention memorable). Vimes is just the tip of the iceberg.
Read it now, or spend the rest of your life not knowing how amazing this book was....Continua