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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile. ...

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Jerry B

Dec 15, 2011


Pratchett continues to amaze. It was an excellent read but you can escape the sadness of watching him retire characters. Vimes goes out on a high note mixed with the inexorable melancholy of passing time. Read this after the preceding Vimes books or it will lose some of its meaning.

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