Feet of Clay

Feet of Clay

A Novel of Discworld

Book - 1997
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It's murder in Discworld! -- which ordinarily is no big deal. But what bothers Watch Commander Sir Sam Vimes is that the unusual deaths of three elderly Ankh-Morporkians do not bear the clean, efficient marks of the Assassins' Guild. An apparent lack of any motive is also quitetroubling. All Vimes has are some tracks of white clay and more of those bothersome "clue" things that only serve to muck up an investigation. The anger of a fearful populace is already being dangerously channeled toward the city's small community of golems -- the mindless, absurdlyindustrious creatures of baked clay who can occasionally be found toiling in the city's factories. And certain highly placed personages are using the unrest as an excuse to resurrect a monarchy -- which would be bad enough even if the "king" they were grooming wasn't as empty-headed as your typical animated pottery.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : HarperPrism, [1997], c1996.
ISBN: 9780061057649
0061057649
Branch Call Number: SF Prat
Characteristics: 357 p. ; 18 cm.

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storywizard
Jun 18, 2017

Another great satire from the master....a must read

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Localhostess
Oct 14, 2009

I'm just plain crazy about Terry Pratchett. No one does Genial Satire better these days. And the Discworld is fun, fun, fun.

neko Aug 22, 2009

Mix golems, personal liberty, murder and you have a problem that Sam Vimes has to solve.

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