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Terry Pratchett (1948–2015)

Autor(a) de Good Omens

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About the Author

Terry Pratchett was on born April 28, 1948 in Beaconsfield, United Kingdom. He left school at the age of 17 to work on his local paper, the Bucks Free Press. While with the Press, he took the National Council for the Training of Journalists proficiency class. He also worked for the Western Daily mostrar mais Press and the Bath Chronicle. He produced a series of cartoons for the monthly journal, Psychic Researcher, describing the goings-on at the government's fictional paranormal research establishment, Warlock Hall. In 1980, he was appointed publicity officer for the Central Electricity Generating Board with responsibility for three nuclear power stations. His first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971. His first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. He became a full-time author in 1987. He wrote more than 70 books during his lifetime including The Dark Side of the Sun, Strata, The Light Fantastic, Equal Rites, Mort, Sourcery, Truckers, Diggers, Wings, Dodger, Raising Steam, Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Tales, and The Shephard's Crown. He was diagnosis with early onset Alzheimer's disease in 2007. He was knighted for services to literature in 2009 and received the World Fantasy award for life achievement in 2010. He died on March 12, 2015 at the age of 66. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Terry Pratchett

Good Omens (1990) — Autor; Autor — 33,792 exemplares
The Colour of Magic (1983) 21,441 exemplares
Mort (1987) 15,436 exemplares
The Light Fantastic (1986) 14,404 exemplares
Equal Rites (1987) 14,091 exemplares
Guards! Guards! (1989) 13,637 exemplares
Wyrd Sisters (1988) 12,172 exemplares
Small Gods (1992) 11,840 exemplares
Going Postal (2004) 11,525 exemplares
Reaper Man (1991) 11,388 exemplares
Hogfather (1996) 11,042 exemplares
Night Watch (2002) 11,033 exemplares
Sourcery (1988) 10,912 exemplares
Pyramids (1989) 10,640 exemplares
The Wee Free Men (2003) 10,569 exemplares
Men at Arms (1993) 10,191 exemplares
Soul Music (1994) 10,037 exemplares
Thud! (2005) 10,018 exemplares
Witches Abroad (1991) 9,870 exemplares
Feet of Clay (1996) 9,838 exemplares
Thief of Time (2001) 9,681 exemplares
The Fifth Elephant (1999) 9,629 exemplares
Lords and Ladies (1992) 9,524 exemplares
Moving Pictures (1990) 9,481 exemplares
Jingo (1997) 9,288 exemplares
Monstrous Regiment (2003) 9,234 exemplares
Carpe Jugulum (1998) 9,204 exemplares
Maskerade (1995) 9,112 exemplares
Eric (1990) 8,668 exemplares
Making Money (2007) 8,500 exemplares
The Last Continent (1998) 8,499 exemplares
Interesting Times (1994) 8,399 exemplares
The Truth (2000) 8,301 exemplares
A Hat Full of Sky (2004) 7,953 exemplares
Wintersmith (2006) 7,951 exemplares
Unseen Academicals (2009) 6,056 exemplares
Nation (2008) 5,065 exemplares
The Last Hero (2001) 4,920 exemplares
Snuff (2011) 4,808 exemplares
I Shall Wear Midnight (2010) 4,675 exemplares
The Long Earth (2012) 3,862 exemplares
Raising Steam (2013) 3,353 exemplares
Strata (1981) 2,775 exemplares
The Science of Discworld (2002) 2,644 exemplares
Dodger (2012) 2,634 exemplares
The Shepherd's Crown (2015) 2,521 exemplares
Only You Can Save Mankind (1992) 2,381 exemplares
Truckers (1989) 2,355 exemplares
The Carpet People (1971) 2,301 exemplares
The Dark Side of the Sun (1976) 2,046 exemplares
Johnny and the Dead (1993) 1,901 exemplares
Diggers (1990) 1,812 exemplares
The Long War (2013) 1,804 exemplares
Wings (1990) 1,790 exemplares
Nanny Ogg's Cookbook (1999) 1,725 exemplares
Johnny and the Bomb (1996) 1,591 exemplares
Where's My Cow? (2005) 1,572 exemplares
The Unadulterated Cat (1989) 1,394 exemplares
The Long Mars (2014) 1,285 exemplares
The Art of Discworld (2004) 1,192 exemplares
The Discworld Companion (1994) 1,168 exemplares
The Discworld Mapp (1995) 1,019 exemplares
The Folklore of Discworld (2008) 949 exemplares
The Long Utopia (2015) 941 exemplares
The Wit And Wisdom of Discworld (2007) 919 exemplares
The Long Cosmos (2016) 763 exemplares
The New Discworld Companion (2003) 723 exemplares
Death's Domain: A Discworld Mapp (1999) 569 exemplares
Rincewind the Wizzard (1999) 510 exemplares
The Compleat Ankh-Morpork (2012) 477 exemplares
The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy (1992) 450 exemplares
Terry Pratchett's Mort - The Play (1996) 403 exemplares
Once More with Footnotes (2004) 335 exemplares
GURPS Discworld (1998) — Autor — 252 exemplares
Mort Big Comic (Discworld) (1994) 251 exemplares
Fifth Elephant (Methuen Drama) (2002) 214 exemplares
The Unseen University Cut-Out Book (2006) 166 exemplares
The Colour of Magic: Graphic Novel (1992) 164 exemplares
Theatre of Cruelty [short story] (1993) 158 exemplares
Father Christmas’s Fake Beard (2017) 149 exemplares
Shaking Hands with Death (2015) 132 exemplares
The Light Fantastic ; Equal Rites (1993) 130 exemplares
Troll Bridge [short story] (1992) 126 exemplares
Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic [Video] (2008) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Moving Pictures / Reaper Man (2001) 115 exemplares
Mort ; Guards! Guards! (1987) 97 exemplares
The Ultimate Discworld Companion (2021) 94 exemplares
Witches Abroad ; Small Gods (1991) 93 exemplares
The Time-travelling Caveman (2020) 83 exemplares
Pyramids ; Wyrd Sisters (1997) 71 exemplares
Seriously Funny (2016) 67 exemplares
Lords and Ladies ; Men At Arms (2003) 63 exemplares
Maskerade [Abridged Audio] (1996) 61 exemplares
The Wee Free Men [Abridged Audio] (2003) 45 exemplares
Soul Music [Abridged Audio] (1996) 43 exemplares
Guards! Guards! [Abridged Audio] (1995) 41 exemplares
Turntables of the Night (1989) 40 exemplares
The Truth [Abridged Audio] (2000) 38 exemplares
Pyramids [Abridged Audio] (1995) 37 exemplares
Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2006 (2005) 36 exemplares
The Colour of Magic / Sourcery (1995) 35 exemplares
Mort [Abridged Audio] (1994) 35 exemplares
Johnny and the Dead [Play] (1996) 34 exemplares
Soul Music ; Interesting Times (1651) 33 exemplares
Wyrd Sisters [Abridged Audio] (1994) 30 exemplares
Witches Abroad [Abridged Audio] (1996) 29 exemplares
Small Gods [Abridged Audio] (1996) 28 exemplares
Sourcery [Abridged Audio] (1994) 25 exemplares
Feet of Clay [Abridged Audio] (1997) 24 exemplares
Night Watch [Abridged Audio] (2002) 24 exemplares
Hogfather [Abridged Audio] (1997) 22 exemplares
The Color of Magic (1983) 22 exemplares
Equal Rites [Abridged Audio] (1993) 21 exemplares
Schijfwereld-omnibus. Dl. 2 (1992) 21 exemplares
Men at Arms [Abridged Audio] (1996) 20 exemplares
Going Postal [Abridged Audio] (2004) 19 exemplares
Schijfwereld-omnibus. Dl. 3 (1999) 17 exemplares
Jingo [Abridged Audio] (1989) 16 exemplares
Eric [Abridged Audio] (1997) 16 exemplares
Moving Pictures [Abridged Audio] (1995) 15 exemplares
Reaper Man [Abridged Audio] (1996) 14 exemplares
Lords and Ladies [Abridged Audio] (1996) 14 exemplares
Carpe Jugulum [Abridged Audio] (1998) 13 exemplares
The Dark Side of the Sun; Strata (1982) 11 exemplares
Schijfwereld-omnibus. Dl. 4 (2000) 10 exemplares
Equal Rites ; Mort (2005) 8 exemplares
Feet of Clay (Oberon Modern Plays) (2015) — Autor — 8 exemplares
Unspecified Books 8 exemplares
Die Box. 5 MP3-CDs (2006) 6 exemplares
Gevatter Tod - MacBest (2013) 6 exemplares
The Carpet People. Strata (2012) 6 exemplares
Sourcery; Wyrd Sisters (2005) 5 exemplares
Piekło pocztowe. Cz. 1 (2016) 4 exemplares
Piekło pocztowe. Cz. 2 (2016) 4 exemplares
Świat finansjery. Cz. 2 (2017) 4 exemplares
Niewidoczni akademicy. Cz. 1 (2019) 4 exemplares
1-8 Discworld Paperback Set (1960) 4 exemplares
Niuch. Cz. 2 (2016) 4 exemplares
Niewidoczni akademicy. Cz. 2 (2019) 4 exemplares
Niuch. Cz. 1 (2016) 4 exemplares
Świat finansjery. Cz. 1 (2016) 4 exemplares
Discworld - Mini Calendar 2000 (1999) 4 exemplares
SFX - Adventures in Science Fiction - July 2010 (196) (2010) — Editor — 3 exemplares
Der Scheibenwelt-Kalender 2008 (2007) 3 exemplares
Gevatter Tod: Hörspiel (2007) 3 exemplares
Swiat Dysku. Rownoumagicznienie (2021) 3 exemplares
Legends 3 exemplares
Men at arms ; Soul music (2012) 2 exemplares
Unti Fiction 4 2 exemplares
Pyramidy Straze Straze (2010) 2 exemplares
Pratchett:Equal Rites (2022) 2 exemplares
101 bajek Kot w butach (2012) 2 exemplares
Folio 2 exemplares
La llum fantàstica (2022) 2 exemplares
Eric: Graphic Novel (1990) 2 exemplares
Der Zauberhut . Pyramiden (2016) 2 exemplares
Sem título (2001) 1 exemplar
Swiat Dysku. Ciekawe czasy (2021) 1 exemplar
Swiat Dysku. Niuch (2020) 1 exemplar
Swiat Dysku. Wiedzmikolaj (2020) 1 exemplar
Swiat Dysku. Pieklo pocztowe (2020) 1 exemplar
Swiat Dysku. Zbrojni (2020) 1 exemplar
Esit Haklar (2015) 1 exemplar
Canavar Alayı 1 exemplar
Akrepski odred (2015) 1 exemplar
Sloboda narodu! (2019) 1 exemplar
Derzhi marku! Delay dengi! (2019) 1 exemplar
Pénzcsináló 1 exemplar
Uberwald Nights 1 exemplar
Ish ha-ḳatsir 1 exemplar
Pratchett:Witches Abroad (2022) 1 exemplar
Last Continent Poster (1999) 1 exemplar
Swiat Dysku. Muzyka duszy (2020) 1 exemplar
Mort / Reaper Man (2014) 1 exemplar
Final Reward 1 exemplar
TPmobis 1 exemplar
Pyramids ; Small Gods (2003) 1 exemplar
Night Dweller (1965) 1 exemplar
THE SEA AND LITTLE FISHES & THE WOOD BOY (1998) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Hollywood Chickens 1 exemplar
Terry Pratchett 1 exemplar
Incubust 1 exemplar
The Carpet People and Wings (2012) 1 exemplar
Raising Steams 1 exemplar
Dlouhý vesmír (2022) 1 exemplar
Terry Pratchett Pack (1998) 1 exemplar
The Great Speck 1 exemplar
Discworld Omnibus (1960) 1 exemplar
Truckers, Wings 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (1870) — Prefácio, algumas edições2,960 exemplares
Legends I: New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy (1998) — Contribuidor — 1,840 exemplares
After the King (1991) — Contribuidor — 754 exemplares
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (1996) — Contribuidor — 619 exemplares
Meditations on Middle Earth (2001) — Contribuidor — 560 exemplares
The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (1997) — Contribuidor — 500 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy (1998) — Contribuidor, algumas edições500 exemplares
Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman (2008) — Prefácio — 457 exemplares
Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse (1991) — Contribuidor — 342 exemplares
Knights of Madness: Further Comic Tales of Fantasy (1998) — Contribuidor — 296 exemplares
The Wyrdest Link: A Terry Pratchett Discworld Quizbook (2002) — Autor — 251 exemplares
The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy (2006) — Contribuidor — 233 exemplares
The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1998) — Prefácio, algumas edições229 exemplares
Terry Pratchett's Guards! Guards! - The Play (1997) — Autor — 225 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 187 exemplares
My Favorite Fantasy Story (2000) — Contribuidor — 165 exemplares
Hidden Turnings: A Collection of Stories Through Time and Space (1989) — Contribuidor — 131 exemplares
Terry Pratchett's Hogfather [2006 TV movie] (2007) — Novel — 127 exemplares
Cyber-killers (1997) — Contribuidor, algumas edições106 exemplares
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
Camelot: A Collection of Original Arthurian Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
Terry Pratchett's Discworld Colouring Book (2016) — Autor — 75 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
Digital Dreams (1990) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
More Tales from the "Forbidden Planet" (1990) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Imagined Lives: Portraits of Unknown People (2011) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Vintage Science Fiction: Stories That Inspired Landmark Films (1999) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Shivers for Christmas (1995) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Fantasy (2003) — Prefácio, algumas edições17 exemplares
De aarde voorbij... (1988) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Drabble Project (1988) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Space Movies II (1996) 11 exemplares
Gaslight and Ghosts (1988) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Legenden nieuwe verhalen van de meesters van de fantasy (1998) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 19: Bovine Espionage and Other Stories (2014) — Contribuidor, algumas edições5 exemplares
Johnny and the Bomb [2006 TV mini series] — Writer — 4 exemplares
The Roots of Fantasy: Myth, Folklore & Archetype (1989) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Other Realms (sampler) (2011) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Wyrd Sisters [BBC radio dramatisation] (1995) — Original author — 1 exemplar
The Troll Bridge (2019) — Original author — 1 exemplar


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Pratchett, Terence David John
Outros nomes
Kearns, Patrick (pseudonym)
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, England, UK
Causa da morte
Alzheimer's disease
Locais de residência
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Rowberrow, Somerset, England, UK
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK
John Hampden Grammar School
press officer
Pratchett, Rhianna (daughter)
Pratchett, Lyn (née Purves) (wife)
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
British Humanist Association (Distinguished Supporter)
Society of Authors (chairman)
Orangutan Foundation
British Science Fiction Association
Central Electricity Generating Board (mostrar todos 8)
Alzheimer's Research UK
Alzheimer's Research Trust
Prémios e menções honrosas
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (1998)
The Bookseller Services to Bookselling Award (2000)
Honorary Doctorate, University of Warwick (1999)
Honorary Doctorate, University of Portsmouth (2001)
Honorary Doctorate, University of Bath (2003)
Honorary Doctorate, University of Bristol (2004) (mostrar todos 18)
Guest of Honor, World Science Fiction Convention (2004)
Honorary Brownie (2008)
Knight Bachelor (2009)
Margaret A. Edwards Award (2011)
Carnegie Medal (2001)
World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (2010)
Skylark Award (2009)
British Science Fiction Award (1989)
Locus Award (2008)
Prometheus Award (2003)
Andre Norton Award (2010)
Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award (2016)
Colin Smythe Ltd.

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Sir Terence David John Pratchett (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015) was an English humorist, satirist, and author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels.

Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971. The first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, after which Pratchett wrote an average of two books a year. His 2011 Discworld novel Snuff became the third-fastest-selling hardback adult-readership novel since records began in the UK, selling 55,000 copies in the first three days. The final Discworld novel, The Shepherd's Crown, was published in August 2015, five months after his death.

Pratchett, with more than 85 million books sold worldwide in 37 languages, was the UK's best-selling author of the 1990s. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1998 and was knighted for services to literature in the 2009 New Year Honours. In 2001 he won the annual Carnegie Medal for The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, the first Discworld book marketed for children. He received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2010.

In December 2007, Pratchett announced that he had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. He later made a substantial public donation to the Alzheimer's Research Trust, filmed a television programme chronicling his experiences with the condition for the BBC, and became a patron for Alzheimer's Research UK. Pratchett died on 12 March 2015, aged 66.



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new article from the Guardian em All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans (Outubro 7)
New Short Stories found em All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans (Março 5)
The Shepherd's Crown em All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans (Novembro 2022)
Terry Pratchett - group read em 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (Abril 2015)
Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett em Librarything Railroad (The LTR) (Outubro 2014)
Reading Long Earth by Pratchett & Baxter em Science Fiction Fans (Maio 2014)
Discworld December em 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (Dezembro 2013)
Raising steam.. .. em All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans (Novembro 2013)
A Blink of the Screen em All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans (Agosto 2013)
The New Book - Snuff em All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans (Abril 2012)
Snuff: The Spoiler Thread em All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans (Abril 2012)
I Shall Wear Midnight (Tiffany Aching 4) em All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans (Setembro 2011)
Book Discussion: Good Omens - SPOILER FREE thread em The Green Dragon (Junho 2011)
Book Discussion: Good Omens - CONTAINS SPOILERS! em The Green Dragon (Julho 2010)


Soul Music by Terry Pratchett is part of the Death series and can be read as sequel to Mort. In Soul Music, we find DEATH deciding he needs a desperate holiday from the doldrums of cutting life threads across the Discworld. So, it falls to his adopted granddaughter Susan (the daughter of Mort & Ysabell) to fill, however reluctantly, his position. Like her father - who was once Death's apprentice - She’s not really trained nor adept in the task, so things don’t go smoothly but she does get some help from the rat of death and a raven. When she discovers Imp y Celyn, a youthful bard who should have died, and who is being kept alive by a supernatural guitar (which contains the awareness of a primordial music that was responsible for bringing the universe into existence), Susan is not only perplexed but smitten. And with Imp y Celyn's band, the Band with Rocks In, over taking Discworld, it's not easy for her to protect him or set things straight. And it results in Granddaddy Death returning to his gig.

Filled with genuine humor that runs the gamut from slapstick to subtle, plenty of puns, and plenty of jokes about rock music, Soul Music is a truly fun novel from Pratchett.

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ryantlaferney87 | 122 outras críticas | Dec 8, 2023 |
In this Discworld installment, Death comes to Mort with an offer he can't refuse -- especially since being, well, dead isn't compulsory.

As Death's apprentice, he'll have free board and lodging, use of the company horse, and he won't need time off for family funerals. The position is everything Mort thought he'd ever wanted, until he finds himself filling in for the grim reaper and discovers that this perfect job can be a killer on his love life. Things get complicated, when Mort, out of love and chivalry, prevents the scheduled demise of a pretty teenage princess, thus his actions cause a rift in the course of history from that point on, causing two realities to exist simultaneously on the Discworld, confusing the locals no end. Meanwhile, Death is off enjoying a much needed holiday, discovering for the first time this strange human thing called "fun," and deciding he rather likes life now that he's had a chance to see what it's all about.

This is a wonderful book by Terry Pratchett, possibly one of my favorites. To take a theme such as death and turn it into a story that is this amusing and warm-hearted is a remarkable achievement.

Mort marks Death’s first major appearance in the Discworld series, and is one of Pratchett's early works but it serves as a great entry point into Discworld. Death is one my favorite Discworld characters. And it's really to Sir Pratchett's credit, that beneath the gags there's a really warm and endearing outlook on life, death, and the need to cherish the time we have before us....

Reread 2022. I will forever love this book.
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ryantlaferney87 | 247 outras críticas | Dec 8, 2023 |
One of my favorite books. I love the Nac Mac Feegle.
ryantlaferney87 | 254 outras críticas | Dec 8, 2023 |
Jingo is the #21 book in the Discworld series and is the #4 book in the City Watch sub-series by Sir Terry Pratchett. It's not as great as Guards! Guards! or Men at Arms but is still a thought-provoking, silly, satire of a novel with a few things to say about the nature of war.

Jingo is a long-lost island floating up from the middle of the Circle sea, right smack dab in the middle of Ankh-Morpork and Klatch, and both nations claim ownership of it. This leads, of course, to war. Both nations start plotting and scheming. But this isn't a war book like normal war books. It's a Pratchett book after all.

Jingo focuses on some of my favorite Discworld characters: Commander Vimes; Captain Carrot and the rest of the Ankh-Morpork Watch; and Lord Vetinari, Patrician of Ankh-Morpork. The plot in particular focuses on Commander Vimes, because after all, isn't war just an excuse for Captain Sam Vimes to get involved. If war is a crime, then who better to go after the criminals and stop it than a copper? And he brings the whole Watch with him. And It's not just war that Pratchett sends up here. He also takes jabs at racism, sexism, nationalism.

Of course, there is a lot more going on than just two nations setting out to wage war. Commander Vimes feels like he's out of touch and losing control of the Watch to Captain Carrot, who has been actively recruiting new guardsmen. Since Carrot joined the Watch, the number of guards has grown from three men to over forty men, or actually, creatures. Thanks to Carrot, the Watch now includes dwarfs, gargoyles, a golem, a troll, a gnome, a werewolf and a zombie. Carrot is, of course, totally oblivious to Vimes's concerns, as his only objective is to uphold the law and protect the citizens of Ankh-Morpork. He has the kind of charisma that lets him organize a football game between two armies poised at the brink of war, and make criminals beg to confess. There's also a subplot about Corporal Nobbs trying to get in touch with his feminine side, which was quite frankly, one of the funniest bits of the books.

The ending is brilliant and quite hilarious (I won't spoil it for you). Let's just say the power of football and Carrots' charisma as well as Vimes' desire to peg war as crime saves the day.

Give a warring crowd sports, a strong leader to unify them, and threaten them with the legal system - if you want to stop war or at least, keep it at bay.

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