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5.0 out of 5 stars
The best Discworld book there ever was, 2 Oct 2004
This is just phantastic. After I read it for the first time, I turned it over and started to read it again, and then again. so far I have read it five times, and I still can't get enough. It's the first more serious Discworld novel ( just like Monstrous REgiment), and it's centered in Samuel Vimes, Commander of the City Watch. In my opinion Vimes is the best character that was ever invented, so witty, cynical, sarcastic, you just have to love him.
The book itself deals with Time Travel, and is some sort of satire on "Les Misérables" by Victor Hugo. Sam gets thrown back in time, and sees himself some thirty years longer, persecuting a murderous madman in times of a murderous, mad ruler of Ankh Morpork. There are various "what if's" and it's not only entertaining and funny, but also philisophical and, in a way, rather sad.
Discworld will never be the same again after you've read this book.
A must, not only for fans of Commander Vimes. I can't live without!!