The Resource Thud! : a novel of Discworld, Terry Pratchett

Thud! : a novel of Discworld, Terry Pratchett

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Thud! : a novel of Discworld
Title
Thud!
Title remainder
a novel of Discworld
Statement of responsibility
Terry Pratchett
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Language
eng
Summary
A seemingly routine day in the life of City Watch commander Sam Vimes is abruptly interrupted by an unsolved murder, an impending war, an unwanted new recruit, and a pesky government inspector. By the author of Going Postal. It's a game of Trolls and Dwarfs where the player must take both sides to win. It's the noise a troll club makes when crushing in a dwarf skull, or when a dwarfish axe cleaves a trollish cranium. It's the unsettling sound of history about to repeat itself. THUD! It's the most extraordinary, outrageous, provocative, insightful, and keenly cutting flight of fancy yet from Discworld's incomparable supreme creator, Terry Pratchett. Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch admits he may not be the sharpest knife in the cutlery drawer. He might not even be a spoon. But he's dogged and honest and he'll be damned if he lets anyone disturb his city's always tentative peace, and that includes a rabble-rousing dwarf from the sticks (or deep beneath them) who's been stirring up big trouble on the eve of the anniversary of one of Discworld's most infamous historical events. Centuries earlier, in a gods-forsaken hellhole called Koom Valley, a horde of trolls met a division of dwarfs in bloody combat. Though nobody's quite sure why they fought or who actually won, hundreds of years on each species still bears the cultural scars, and one views the other with simmering animosity and distrust. Lately, an influential dwarf, Grag Hamcrusher, has been fomenting unrest among Ankh-Morpork's more diminutive citizens with incendiary speeches. And it doesn't help matters when the pint-size provocateur is discovered beaten to death, with a troll club lying conveniently nearby. Vimes knows the well-being of his smoldering city depends on his ability to solve the Hamcrusher homicide without delay. (Vimes's secondmost-pressing responsibility, in fact, next to being home every evening at six sharp to read Where's My Cow? to Young Sam.) Whatever it takes to unstick this very sticky situation, Vimes will do it, even tolerating having a vampire in the Watch. But there's more than one corpse waiting for him in the eerie, summoning darkness of the vast, labyrinthine mine network the dwarfs have been excavating in secret beneath Ankh-Morpork's streets. A deadly puzzle is pulling Sam Vimes deep into the muck and mire of superstition, hatred, and fear, and perhaps all the way to Koom Valley itself
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DLC
Citation location within source
299805
Citation source
Internet Speculative Fiction Data Base publication record
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6066.R34
LC item number
T49 2005
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Discworld series
Thud! : a novel of Discworld, Terry Pratchett
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Thud! : a novel of Discworld, Terry Pratchett
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http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?299805
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Variant printing also issued by the Science Fiction Book Club, measured at 22 cm
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9780060815226
Lccn
2005046271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Publisher number
1197241
System control number
(OCoLC)60414305

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