Saturday, June 26, 2021

Men at Arms

Men at Arms (Discworld, #15; City Watch #2)Men at Arms 
by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“Some people have inspired whole countries to great deeds because of the power of their vision. And so could he. Not because he dreams about marching hordes, or world domination, or an empire of a thousand years. Just because he thinks that everyone’s really decent underneath and would get along just fine if only they made the effort, and he believes that so strongly it burns like a flame which is bigger than he is. He’s got a dream and we’re all part of it, so that it shapes the world around him. And the weird thing is that no one wants to disappoint him. It’d be like kicking the biggest puppy in the universe. It’s a kind of magic.” ― Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms
This book is about how the Watch came to be the diverse force it is in later books under the leadership of Commander Vimes (and C. Carrot) In it we learn the backstories of several watchmen, and Gaspode the dog. There is also a murder spree going on which the Watch investigates. It was a typical Disworld novel, fun and full of clever observations on how the world works. 

This book counts toward the Turtle Recall 2021 Challenge.

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