Awwwwww. I didn’t expect to feel so heartwarmed over a Discworld book, but damn if this book didn’t me feel all fuzzy inside. I’m just such a sucker for stories about, well, what this book is about. SPOILERSSS.
So this is a City Watch book, and that means several things: Captain Samuel Vimes doing good deeds and being very grouchy about it, Carrot being overly literal and good at his job while everyone likes him with no effort on his part whatsoever, and the other members of the Watch being also good at their jobs, except almost by accident. This time, they’ve got to track down a murderer who seems to be killing people for seemingly no reason, another who is trying to assassinate the Patrician, and all while the city’s golems are acting very, very strangely.
As with all of Pratchett’s books, you’re not really sure what you’re in for at the beginning of the book, and it all seems to be pretty random, but then it starts to come together, and you’re like, oh. All of a sudden you’re all wrapped up in a story about class concerns, what it means to be a public servant, what it means to be a person, and also, a story about what if Nobby Nobbs was actually a secret earl and has to eat all this fancy food.
All in all, yes to this book, would read again.