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By Jingo what a lovely war...
on 22 March 2016
As ever the amazing Terry Pratchet gives a hilarious but cutting insight into the situations affecting our own world , many of which are relevant today.
The leaders of Klatch and Ankh-Morpork are surprised when a new island surfaces in the sea halfway between them. It is useless except for being strategically positioned and for being an issue to raise Illfeeling, racial intolerance and a reason for politicians to have a jolly good war..... Which was their plan anyway!
It's down to Commander Vimes and the brave men of the watch to figure out the underlying situation, try to prevent lynch mobs attacking " foreign citizens " of AM and working out how far he can go to wage "war on war".
I love the Discworld books and particularly how Sir Terry uses it to reflect back on the humanity and moral compass of this world. The war with Klatch which could be seen as an "Arabic" type nation has so many facets directly appropriate to this day and age and yet he manages to show how ridiculous some things are with genuine laugh out loud moments.
Corporal Nobs doing the dance of the seven veils....now there's an image......