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Jingo (Discworld Novels)

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ISBN13: 9780061059063
ISBN10: 0061059064
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It isn't much of an island that rises up one moonless night from the depths of the Circle Sea — just a few square miles of silt and some old ruins. Unfortunately, the historically disputed lump of land called Leshp is once again floating directly between Ankh-Morpork and the city of Al-Khali on the coast of Klatch — which is spark enough to ignite that glorious internationalpastime called "war." Pressed into patriotic service, Commander Sam Vimes thinks he should be leading his loyal watchmen, female watchdwarf, and lady werewolf into battle against local malefactors rather than against uncomfortably well-armed strangers in the Klatchian desert. But war is, after all, simply the greatest of all crimes — and it's Sir Samuel's sworn duty to seek out criminal masterminds wherever they may be hiding ... and lock them away before they can do any real damage. Even the ones on his own side.

Synopsis:

Something new has come up between the Discworld's ancient rival cities of Ankh-Morpork and Al-Khali. Literally. It's an island, rising out of Discworld's sea, uninhabited and claimed by both cities. Ankh-Morpork has been at peace for a century, and so has Al-Khali. But now there are people on both sides who think it's time to give war a chance, and will happily help it on its way with a few murders... Modern war needs modern weapons. Unfortunately, Ankh-Morpork got rich making and selling them to Al-Khali. But it's just possible that salvation lies in the hands of the great inventive genius Leonard of Quirm, whose sketchbooks are filled with devices for killing people, flying through the air, and weighing cheese.

About the Author

Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular authors. His acclaimed novels are bestsellers in the United States and the United Kingdom, and have sold more than 85 million copies worldwide. In January 2009, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Pratchett a Knight Bachelor in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry lives in England.

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Katherine Stuart, September 20, 2009 (view all comments by Katherine Stuart)
Jingo is about the political machinations that start wars over silly, petty things and the uneducated prejudices that feed war mongery. In the sea an island rises up between Ankh-Morpork and Al-Khali and both countries want to claim it as their own. The assassination of an Al-Khali political leader on Ankh-Morpork soil sends both countries into a frenzy of war preparation. As it turns out the police chiefs of both countries undertake to prevent war by investigating the assassination as a criminal act.

Jingo is told with Pratchett's usual masterful skill with satire and comedy and the always underlying implication that the world is far too amusing to consider taking it seriously.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061059063
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Publisher:
HarTorch
Author:
by Terry Pratchett
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy - Series
Subject:
Discworld (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Epic
Subject:
Discworld
Subject:
Vimes, Samuel (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Cajun
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Series Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MassMktPB
Series:
Discworld Novels Paperback
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
20040525
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
6.68x4.24x1.35 in. .48 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Something new has come up between the Discworld's ancient rival cities of Ankh-Morpork and Al-Khali. Literally. It's an island, rising out of Discworld's sea, uninhabited and claimed by both cities. Ankh-Morpork has been at peace for a century, and so has Al-Khali. But now there are people on both sides who think it's time to give war a chance, and will happily help it on its way with a few murders... Modern war needs modern weapons. Unfortunately, Ankh-Morpork got rich making and selling them to Al-Khali. But it's just possible that salvation lies in the hands of the great inventive genius Leonard of Quirm, whose sketchbooks are filled with devices for killing people, flying through the air, and weighing cheese.

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