"interesting and humorous Discworld novel"
The Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes knows that in his role,
as Commander of the Watch, there is never a dull day on
Discworld. Usually Sam stays off the street and works
behind a desk, but when a particularly vicious psychopath
kills one of the men under his command, Vimes is determined
to find Carcer and bring him down. He corners him near the
university but just as he is about to apprehend him a freak
occurrence sends them back in time.
Carcer kills John Keel, the man who taught Vines how to be
a good copper, and it is up to Sir Samuel to find a way to
teach the young Samuel Ivens how to bring honor to a job.
Before he can think of returning to his present, he must
also take care of Carcer, show the Watch that it needn't be
corrupt, and find a way to put history back on track.
The Discworld novels are always interesting and humorous
and Night Watch is no exception. The hero is thrust back
in time and into an organization that is corrupt, inept and
inefficient. Using the knowledge gained in the thirty
years on the job he brings a sense of honor and fair play
to the NIGHT WATCH, which makes him very appealing to the
readers. Terry Pratchett has written a fine well-rounded
novel that will please his fans.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 1, 2002