Review: Feet of Clay

Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is my second time reading the book. Reduced rating from 4 stars to 3 stars

We’re back to The Watch and this is the Watch I remember – not just a detective/police procedural, but also a play on office politics/political correctness. This comes from the non-humans now being allowed on the force and female dwarves wanting to take advantage of living in the city to express their femininity. (Until now Pratchett always made a joke that it was hard for dwarves to figure out if the person they wanted to date was the opposite sex)

My reason for lowering the score is that, while I had fun spending time with all the characters, the main plot of the story is both a slight repeat of the dragon one and the Golem part of the plot is a bit tacked on. Or the fact that I’m reading it in small chunks made it seem like it didn’t really fit in with the plot. Either way, it’s a fun story, but not THAT great of a story.

If you’re not reading the Discworld sequentially, this is one you can probably mostly skip. It doesn’t add too much to the lore that you can’t pick up later. It’s fun, but not amazingly so. I think Death doesn’t even make an appearance -although Death of Rats does.

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