Monday, August 10, 2015

Discworld - Watching Koom Valley

There are two parts in Thud that really struck me emotionally.  They are moments that make me choke up like you read in 60s comic books.  The only other time I'm felt that way in a Pratchett book is at the end of Hogfather when Susan is protecting the forms of the Hogfather.  This time it is when Vimes is running to save Young Sam and when he is stumbling through the dark of the caves.

Pratchett really escalates his game in this book.  The action rolls forward again, but it's stronger and moves into being more Disc encompassing.

This is book 35 in the Discworld series, and I can see the end coming.  I still have The Last Hero, what could really be called the original Discworld graphic novel, to go.  But aside from that and The Shepherd's Crown, I have five books left in the series.

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Recurring characters and themes appearing in this book:

Angua von Uberwald, sergeant
Ankh-Morpork
Anoia, goddess of cutlery
Argent, grag
Bashfull Bashfullson, grag
Bergholldt Stutley “Bloody Stupid” Johnson
Bhrian Bloodaxe, First Low King of the Dwarves
Biers
Bluejohn, Constable
Boggis, Thieves’ Guild
Brick
Burleigh & Stronginthearm
Cabbage
Carrot Ironfoundersson, captain
Cheery Littlebottom, sergeant
Chrysoprase
Copperhead
Death
Detritus, Sergeant
Diamond, King of Trolls
Dis-organizer/Gooseberry
Doreen Winkins, countess
Dorfl, constable
Events of Guards! Guards!
Events of Jingo
Events of Night Watch
Events of The Fifth Elephant
Foul Ole Ron
Fred Colon, sergeant
Gimlet and his delicatessens
Grabpot Thundergust
Haddock, constable
Havelock Vetinari, Patrician
Igor
Koom Valley
Lancre
Llamedos
Mr. Pony
Mustrum Ridcully, Archchancellor UU
Nobby Nobbs, corporal
Otto Chriek
Rhys Rhysson, Low King of the Dwarves
Ruby
Sally von Humpeding, constable
Sam Vimes, Commander, Knight, Duke
Scumble
Stoneface Vimes
Sybil Ramkin-Vimes, Ducchess
Tak
The Ankh-Morpork Times
The Breccia
The Bucket
The Cabbage Stamp
The Clacks System
The Lady Sybil Free Hospital
The Librarian
The Pink Pussycat Club
The Pork Futures Warehouse
The Quirm College for Young Ladies
The Royal Art Museum
The Royal Post Office
The Silicon Anti-Defamation League
The Summoning Dark
The Uberwald League of Temperance
Uberwald
Unseen University
Verity Pushpram
Visit "washpot",constable
Where's my cow
Wilkins, butler
William de Worde

Young Sam Vimes

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