Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Discworld - Watching for Poison

It is here in the middle of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, that my continuity became mixed up.  There were books being published in the UK at least 6 months before they were published in the US.  I already told how I had discovered Lord and Ladies and Men at Arms at Tower Books with their UK covers (and price tag).  Later I discovered the precursor to Amazon UK in W.H. Smith's online.  When I could afford it, they were my source of Discworld books when they came out until the US got proximal release dates.

Feet of Clay was one I found by surprise, not expecting a new Discworld book to be out yet.  And of course, I didn't savor it, but burned through it.  Being a Watch book, it again has a mystery component to it, but is also a procedural.  Fortunately, I got lucky enough to get the next two books at once as I was VCR sitting for a friend who was off on a trip to England...

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Recurring character and themes in book:

"Millennium hand and shrimp"
Arnold Sideways
Baron Guye von Uberwald "Silvertail"
Bearhugger’s whiskey
B'hrian Bloodaxe
Biers (formerly The Crown and Axe)
Burleigh & Stronginthearm
C. W. "Nobby" St. John de Nobbs, Corporal
Cabbage
Cable Street Particulars, Watch Division
Carrot Ironfounderson, Captain
Cheery "Cheri" Littlebottom, Corporal
Chrysoprase
Circle of rats with their tails intertwined
Clocks of Ankh-Morpork
Coffin Henry
Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler
Delphine Angua von Uberwald, Corporal
Detritus, Sergeant
Dorfl, Constable
Drumknott, Secretary
Duck Man
Dwarf Bread Museum
Elm Street
Flint, Constable
Foul Ole Ron
Fred Colon, Sergeant
Gaspode, the thinking brain dog
General Tacticus
Genua
Gerhardt Sock, Butcher's Guild
Gimlet
Gimlet's Hole Food Delicatessen
Havelock Vetinari, Patrician
Hughnon Ridcully, Chief Priest of Blind Io
Igneous the Troll
Igor
James "Doughnut Jimmy" Folsom
King Lorenzo the Kind
Lady Selachii
Lord Downey, Assassins' Guild
Lord Ronald Rust
Lord Winder, former Patrician
Mad Lord Snapcase, former Patrician
Moraine, Constable
Mr. Boggis, Thieves' Guild
Mr. Slant, Guild of Lawyers
Mrs. Cake
Mrs. Gammage
Mrs. Rosemary Palm, Seamstresses' Guild
Offler, the Crocodile-Headed God
Old Man Trouble
Quantum Weather Butterfly
Queen Molly, Beggars' Guild
Samuel Vimes, Commander Sir
Serafine Sox-Bloonberg "Yellowfang"
Silicon Anti-Defamation League
Slab
Stoneface "Suffer-not-Injustice" Vimes
Sybil Ramkin-Vimes
The Alchemists' Guild
The Assassins' Guild
The Battle of Koom Valley
The Brass Bridge
The Bucket on Gleam Street
The Campaign of Equal Heights for Dwarfs
The College of Heralds
The Death of Rats
The Dis-organizer
The Guild of Gamblers
The High Energy Magic Building
The Mended Drum
The Opera House
The Ramtops
The Seamstresses' Guild
The Skunk Club
Thieves' Guild
Twurp's Peerage
Uberwald
Unseen University
Venturi family
Violet, a tooth fairy
Visit-the-Infidel-with-Explanatory-Pamphlets "Washpot", Constable
Wallace Sonky
Wee Mad Arthur
Wilikins, the butler
Winkles beer

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