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Introducing Carrot into the Discworld diet...
on 14 July 2013
Guards! Guards! is essentially the introduction of the characters of the watch into the Discworld canon. Carrott - technically a dwarf; along with his book of the 'Laws & Ordanances of Ankh Morpork', a magical sword and Mr Vareshi's protective, arrives in Ankh Morpork to join the Night Watch. From that fairly simple idea an extremely and increasingly hilarious series of events then unfolds that makes this and subsequent novels that include the 'Night Watch' some of the funniest novels (and at times thoughtful novels) in the sub series that make up the Discworld stories. The humour is at times juvenile and almost goon-like in it's delivery but really funny. In my opinion Pratchett is at his best writing about the 'Night Watch' and some of the best novels in the series revolve around their antics. It's one of those books that when I want cheering up I reread, so much so I've bought it on Kindle because my edition (third copy) was looking a bit ragged.