'Sorry?' said Carrot. If it's just a thing, how can it commit murder? A sword is a thing' - he drew his own sword; it made an almost silken sound - 'and of course you can't blame a sword if someone thrust it at you, sir.'
For Commander Vimes, Head of Ankh-Morpork City Watch, life consists of troubling times, linked together by.well, more troubling times. Right now, it's the latter. There's a werewolf with pre-lunar tension in the city, and a dwarf with attitude and a golem who's begun to think for itself, but that's just ordinary trouble. The real problem is more puzzling - people are being murdered, but there's no trace of anything alive having been at the crime scene. So Vimes not only has to find out whodunit, but howdunit too. He's not even sure what they dun. But soon as he knows what the questions are, he's going to want some answers....Continua
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Un vero e proprio romanzo di formazione di un Golem, di autoconsapevolezza della classe operaia/di schiavi.
Peccato per il mega spoiler in copertina!!!!!
It's clearly not just that I love Vimes and I always will; Nightwatch books are written differently, better, and always result in "just can't put it down" sessions of reading. Feet of clay is a clever book with feelings, probably the best combination, and while the ending left me a bit confused (the Angua part), it's a book I enjoyed very much....Continua
A Discworld novel. Samuel Vimes is investigating over some murders and the (mysteryously) continuous poisoning of Vetinari. No clue till the end. Other lives develop in the middle: Angua the werewolf and her troubled story with Carrot (both in the Watch), Chery Littlebottom that decides to out her female nature although beared dwarf, Nobby who might be noble, golems' right to be free... Deep and hilarious in the same time....Continua
It is my assertion that there is no such thing as a bad Pratchett. I've reluctantly awarded some of his books four stars since there are some which I prefer less than others, but I'd still rather read Pratchett than almost anyone else.
Terry Pratchett is, in my opinion, one of the,(if not THE), best modern writers. And Feet of Clay is one of my absolute favorite books of all time. Blending seamlessly the fantasy realm with philosophy on the concept of being, this book is a powerhouse of profundity which also elicits a surprising share of belly laughs. It's a story of murder and religion. A taut detective story, a touching portrait of a being struggling for independent will against what he was created to be - it's an amazing work of fiction which takes my breath away with its verve and simplicity every time I re-read it....Continua