Review: Jingo

Jingo by Terry Pratchett

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is my second time reading this book. Rating dropped from 4/5 to 2/5 stars

For a City Watch novel, this one is a bit of a weak procedural. Pratchett somewhat goes back to meandering storytelling as we go back and forth between Vimes’ storyline and the storyline with Vetinari, Nobby, Colon, and Discworld’s version of Leonardo DaVinci. Vimes’ story isn’t presented as a straightforward mystery anyway. It’s mostly about how war makes people dumb as they get swept up in nationalism. There’s a slight mystery tugging at Vimes’ mind, but it’s not really central to anything. It just shows (near the end) that he was clever for not buying the simple explanations to things.

Easy skip in my mind.

I do like the Discworld version of Ozymandias which I had remembered and was looking forward to. “I can see your house from here”

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