Thud!

Thud! : (Discworld Novel 34)

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Koom Valley? That was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls. It was far away. It was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office. With his beloved Watch crumbling around him and war-drums sounding, he must unravel every clue, outwit every assassin and brave any darkness to find the solution. And darkness is following him. Oh . . . and at six o'clock every day, without fail, with no excuses, he must go home to read 'Where's My Cow?', with all the right farmyard noises, to his little boy. There are some things you have to do.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 106 x 178 x 34mm | 222.26g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552152676
  • 9780552152679
  • 9,160

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"Imaginative, witty and consistent - as in consistently funny, consistently clever and consistently surprising in its twists and turnss - Thud! is everything that the 30th novel in a fantasy sequence ought to be, and more" * SFX magazine * "Pratchett too requires us to think. Whenever I read his stories I find myself thinking that he is "grown up". He may write benign comedy but he knows how horribly complicated and exciting the Universe is" * A.S. Byatt, The Times * "You hardly need to review Pratchett nowadays...you know you can rely on him to be wirtty and quietly wise, and his creations have taken on a life of their own...A series that seems to re-invent itself by natural evolution every time" * Starburst * "Thud! is a book for those who like an action-packed adventure, the mysterious and the mystic, but also enjoy the Pratchett wit and cynicism and are looking for a good read." -- Ben Allport, Year 11, King Edward VI Aston School, Birmingham * Books for Keeps *show more

About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.show more

Review Text

"Imaginative, witty and consistent - as in consistently funny, consistently clever and consistently surprising in its twists and turnss - Thud! is everything that the 30th novel in a fantasy sequence ought to be, and more" Ben Allport, Year 11, King Edward VI Aston School, Birmingham SFX magazine 20060901show more

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49,967 ratings
4.29 out of 5 stars
5 47% (23,502)
4 37% (18,567)
3 14% (6,973)
2 2% (786)
1 0% (139)

Our customer reviews

I read all the Discworld books so far, and this one blew me away even more than the rest do. It's such a great depiction of a long standing dislike-going-on-hatred between two peoples, where no-one really wants to hear the truth anymore, because the prejudices weigh heavier. Where community leaders are egging both sides on, instead of striving for a peaceful society. In comes Sam Vimes, smashing all of that, driving darkness away because he needs to. And because he needs to read to his son. Absolutely gorgeous book. I was deeply touched by it.show more
by Petra Geurts
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