Jingo (A Discworld Novel) [Terry Pratchett] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A weathercock has risen from the sea of Discworld and. Jingo is the twenty-first novel by Terry Pratchett, one of his Discworld series. It was published in The title can be related to the word jingoism, meaning an . Jingo. Cover art by Paul Kidby. Co-author(s). Illustrator(s). Publisher, Gollancz. Publication date, Sep 2, ISBN, X. Pages, RRP.

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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Sir Samuel Vimes, Knight. An old enemy is gathering strength. So the fourth or fifth best book in my second favorite subplot of a large series and I still flew through and gobbled up every damn word.


That Pratchett integrates the theme with a storyline that could—and did—eventuate uingo reality, however, is where Jingo earns its keep. The man is always a dozen steps ahead of everyone else and operates with such flair.

Dec 12, Carly rated it it was amazing Shelves: Advertisements stated “The Discworld has come of age”. The only thing here is that I wasn’t super in the mood for this type pratchftt book when I picked it up.

In the desert, outside of the familiarity of the setting, things drag.

Jingo by Terry Pratchett

But I appreciate that even characters who’ve been present for quite a while can still be developed. So, I was delighted to discover this was a Watch pratcheth. Unlike the rest of the book, Pratchett allows this scene to breathe and it is all the better and funnier for it. In Jingo, war jimgo bad, the people are manipulated in blaming the other and it is the common man who has to suffer at the whims of their leaders.


Anyway, I loved it. Jingo pits Ankh-Morpork against Klatch over a disputed island that rises in the Circle Sea that separates them. Willikins the butler joins the militia in this book his immature gullible behavior seemed quite out of character in the sequels, especially In Thud!

Oh, Nobby Nobbs also gets in touch with his feminine side, and develops a longing for a relationship not that a suitable partner reveals herself.

Mind you, it isn’t as if the Discworld novels would fall into the category of mindless pulp since Pratchett does a really good job a satirising the modern world. In this case, a mysterious island surfaces halfway between the g A strange foreign country across the sea, a moneyed aristocracy eager to send young men off to war, political operatives using a flimsy pretext to incite nationalist and racist fervor to encourage said war And yet, when a mysterious island emerges from the sea all bets are off.

The problem is that Ankh-Morpork doesn’t have an army — it’s not good for business because if you attack somebody then they aren’t going to want to buy anything off you. Review of the 8th book: Rincewind technically is as well, but having started The Last Continent earlier today, I’m not convinced reading them in order would make much difference, except for maybe some of the scenes with the University wizards.


For everyone, it is one of the top Discworld novels. The attempted assassination breaks off relations between Ankh-Morpork and Klatch as Prince Khufurah’s brother, Prince Cadram, effectively declares war on the city of Ankh-Morpork. Of course it was. The relationship between Vimes and Ahmed is a highpoint of this book, and one that is a joy to read every time I go back to Jingo.

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I simply couldn’t understand why people like A. The sudden appearance of the lost island of Lesh triggers diplomatic tensions between the Ankh Morporkians and their neighbours from Klatsch and when diplomacy seems to fail spectacularly, the time has come to go to war. A man with no eyes. Night Watch, Men at Arms, and Guards!

Thursday Next Jasper Fforde 9. Be generous, Sir Samuel.

In “Jingo” Terry Pratchett is actually waging trrry bitter and deeply sad one-man war against nationalism, racism, religious fundamentalism, territorialism and all kinds of nasty-ISMS invented by men and he does it the way he knows best: A band of deadbeat adventurers. Jingo has perhaps my favourite joke in any Pratchett novel.