It's murder in Discworld! -- which ordinarily is no big deal. But what bothers Watch Commander Sir Sam Vimes is that the unusual deaths of three elderly Ankh-Morporkians do not bear the clean, efficient marks of the Assassins' Guild. An apparent lack of any motive is also quite troubling. All Vimes has are some tracks of white clay and more of those bothersome "clue" things that only serve to muck up an investigation. The anger of a fearful populace is already being dangerously channeled toward the city's small community of golems -- the mindless, absurdly industrious creatures of baked clay who can occasionally be found toiling in the city's factories. And certain highly placed personages are using the unrest as an excuse to resurrect a monarchy -- which would be bad enough even if the "king" they were grooming wasn't as empty-headed as your typical animated pottery....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